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Our ambitions to stabilize and reshape fragile states are of very

For decades, forced displacement has been a key performance indicator

Software companies do it. So do mathematicians, astronomers and physicists. Even

Little by little, it’s becoming more acceptable in the peacebuilding world to admit that we

From 26-27 September OP Jindal Global University, just outside of New

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Please note that this is an archived post, kept up for information purposes, and links to tools or resources that may no longer be live. 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

5th March, 2017|Tags: |

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.

As one commentator on Afghanistan has put it, that makes aid in fragile states akin to pre-modern medicine, “when the human body

18th January, 2017|Tags: , |

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 subject to the same trends of internal migration, and rapid urbanisation, that we see across the developing world.

This means that

7th December, 2016|Tags: |

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 range of expertise, and is more demand-driven.

Yet in the humanitarian and development sectors, we’re

8th November, 2016|Tags: |

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.

27th September, 2016|Tags: , |

No-one has a 100% success rate working in fragile states. In fact quite the opposite — it’s an all-too-familiar feeling when our best efforts get over-taken by events on the ground. The grass gets crushed when the elephants fight, as the old saying has it.

31st August, 2016|Tags: , |
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