In recent years there is a growing concern within the international donor community regarding the plight of a special group of countries labeled as 'Fragile States'. These states, which according to current donor lists currently numbers more than 40 countries, are diverse in many respects. But, compared with other aid-receiving countries, all are thought to use aid poorly and to have lower capacities to absorb aid efficiently due to having especially bad policies, especially weak institutions or both. This project looks at aid and related governance issues in these countries.
Fragility, fragile states, development aid, governance, policies, institutional performance, South Pacific, the Caribbean, resource flows, trade, migration, remittances