A public panel discussion, ‘State fragility and how to escape it’, will be held on Friday 29 November 4:30-6pm, at Molonglo Theatre, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
For more details including registration see https://devpolicy.crawford.anu.edu.au/department-news/15492/state-fragility-and-how-escape-it?utm_source=Devpolicy&utm_campaign=eaf9a7f704-Devpolicy+News+Dec+15+2017_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_082b498f84-eaf9a7f704-250032321
‘About half of the world’s poor live in fragile and conflict-affected states. The governments in these countries lack the legitimacy and capacity to provide protection and deliver the jobs, public services, and opportunities their people need. The perils of state fragility are not constrained to national boundaries. It also drives mass migration, trafficking and terrorism. However, despite increasing attention by domestic and international actors, the outcomes of interventions in addressing fragility have been mixed and often counterproductive.’
By building on seven in-depth country case studies, three of which are in Africa (Burundi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone ) the other four being Afghanistan, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Papua New Guinea) and recent developments in the field, this panel discusses dimensions of state fragility and pathways that can help to escape fragility. This event is part of an ongoing research project on state fragility at the Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.
Dr Nematullah Bizhan, Lecturer at the Development Policy Centre, ANU.
Saku Akmeemana, Principal Specialist for Governance, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Dr Bilal Malaeb, postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
The panel will be chaired by Professor Stephen Howes, Professor of Economics and Director of the Development Policy Centre, ANU