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Rachel M. Gisselquist - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Development assistance to fragile states and conflict-affected areas is a core component of peacebuilding. It includes support for the restoration of core government functions, delivery of basic services, the rule of law, and economic revitalization. Yet, while aid has been among the largest...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Assessing the Effects of Community-Driven Development in Afghanistan
Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia, Ruben Enikolopov - International Peacekeeping, 2015 - London, United Kingdom

Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for Peacebuilding

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Rachel M. Gisselquist - International Peacekeeping, 2015 - London, United Kingdom

Development assistance to fragile states and conflict-affected areas can be a core component of peacebuilding, providing support for the restoration of government functions, delivery of basic services, the rule of law and economic revitalization. Despite a wealth of research, however, significant...

Research Brief pdf
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

The National Solidarity Programme (NSP) serves as a success story that has improved many Afghan lives and laid the groundwork for potential longer-term development. The NSP had a positive effect on access to drinking water and electricity, acceptance of democratic processes...

Blog
Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

31 October 2013 Tony Addison October finds Angle in New York, for our event on ‘Fragility and Aid–What Works?’ at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN. Just before that we were in Copenhagen for the ReCom results meeting on ‘Challenges in Fragility and...

Research Brief pdf
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

Japan’s post-war liberalizing reforms were a success. This was partly due to the fact that US occupation preserved the strength of national institutions and made effective use of their capacity. Improvement in the scope of the state and the strength of Afghan...

Blog
Roger Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

30 October 2013 Roger Williamson The UNU-WIDER meeting held last week in New York on the topic of fragility and aid argued forcefully that you cannot ‘fix’ failed states as you would a broken window. Drawing on over 80 papers from the governance and fragility theme of the ReCom...

Blog
Carl-Gustav Lindén - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

30 October 2013 Carl-Gustav Lindén Despite many successful transitions towards peace and multiparty electoral systems there are still 47 fragile states and economies in the world according to the OECD. Around 1.5 billion people are affected by conflict and political instability. Most...

Research Brief pdf
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

Afghanistan has received vast amounts of development aid, but results may not be sufficiently robust. There is a limited menu of acceptable options for institutional arrangements, leading to a high dependence on external resources, technical expertise, and ...

Blog
Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

29 June 2013 Tony Addison The June-July summer issue of Angle comes to you amid the 19 hours daylight of the Finnish mid-summer. Last week UNU-WIDER’s Learning to Compete (L2C) conference on industrial policy and development in Africa was held here in Helsinki. We welcomed 200...

Blog
Tommaso Ciarli, Saeed Parto, Maria Savona - UNU-WIDER, 2009 - Helsinki, Finland

Tommaso Ciarli, Saeed Parto and Maria Savona Afghanistan remains one of the poorest countries in the world with an estimated per capita income of 300 US dollars and average mortality age of 47 years. By all accounts, progress to date for moving Afghanistan out of poverty and on to a path of...

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