Online forum: Public engagement in fragile and conflict-affected settings
There’s a huge amount of interest in “inclusive” approaches in fragile and conflict-affected settings, but not many practical examples. What’s feasible in tough environments? And where can we find some good practice? […]
Wiki launch: Stabilisation done smarter
Our ambitions to stabilize and reshape fragile states are of very recent origin. Pretty much everything that we’re attempting was unheard of a decade ago, and almost none of it pre-dates the end of the Cold War.
Wiki launch: Urban migration in fragile states
For decades, forced displacement has been a key performance indicator for humanitarian agencies. The numbers drive fundraising, fuel political battles, and underpin strategy.
And yet — fragile states are not defined solely by violence. They are […]
Open-source thinking for fragile states
Software companies do it. So do mathematicians, astronomers and physicists. Even social services bureaucrats are now embracing ‘policy hackathons’ in a range of countries around the world.
All this springs from the recognition that open-source evolves much more rapidly, taps a much wider […]
Seedlings in stony soil: On program experiments in high-risk situations
Little by little, it’s becoming more acceptable in the peacebuilding world to admit that we don’t have the answers.
People now talk regularly about “demand-driven” and “people-centred” approaches. Successive high-level reviews have insisted that success […]
Conference: Conflict and economic development in South Asia
From 26-27 September OP Jindal Global University, just outside of New Delhi, hosted discussions on the intersection of security, economics and service delivery.
The focus areas included Manipur, Assam, Kashmir, and Afghanistan. […]