Kosovo and East Timor share many similar characteristics, and yet they have had divergent results in post-conflict state building.
A secure environment is an important component of successful economic development initiatives.
Lack of attention to gender roles negatively impacts women’s rights.
A number of small, isolated countries are not experiencing the rapid economic growth of larger, more connected economies due to weak governance and isolation.
Afghanistan has received vast amounts of development aid, but results may not be sufficiently robust.
Three-quarters of the world’s poor (however defined) live in countries classified as middle-income.