Governance & Fragility

Governance & Fragility

Governance has become a major concern for both donors and aid recipient countries since the late 1980s. Very poor quality governance is also one of the defining characteristics of state fragility, and social unrest and violence may both exacerbate and be caused by weak institutions. Our work draws on some 80 studies prepared by UNU-WIDER’s global network.

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After two ReCom Results Meetings in Stockholm we are returning to Copenhagen.

CARL-GUSTAV LINDÉN / Sep 2013

ReCom—Research and Communication on Foreign Aid (2011-13), is coming into its final stage.

CARL-GUSTAV LINDÉN / Aug 2013
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Afghanistan has received vast amounts of development aid, but results may not be sufficiently robust.

UNU-WIDER / Aug 2013
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Three-quarters of the world’s poor (however defined) live in countries classified as middle-income.

UNU-WIDER / Aug 2013
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An important part of ReCom–Research and Communication on Foreign Aid (2011-13) is to get ‘the message’ from the research programme across so that t...

CARL-GUSTAV LINDÉN / Jul 2013
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The aid community needs to distinguish between the economics of development and the economics of peace.

UNU-WIDER / jul 2013

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