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[15 March] 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? […]

5th March, 2017|Tags: , |

[18/01/17] 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.

As one commentator on Afghanistan has put it, that makes aid in fragile states akin to pre-modern medicine, […]

18th January, 2017|Tags: , , |

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 subject to the same trends of internal migration, and rapid […]

7th December, 2016|Tags: , |

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 range of expertise, and is more demand-driven.

Yet in the humanitarian […]

8th November, 2016|Tags: , |

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. […]

27th September, 2016|Tags: , , |
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