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– A synthesis of three systematic reviews of aid to Afghanistan, Mali, and South Sudan, 2008–21
Christoph Zürcher - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

This working paper provides a summary of three systematic reviews on the effectiveness of aid in Afghanistan, Mali, and South Sudan between 2008 and 2021. These three countries, like all other highly fragile countries, suffer from bad governance, lack of capacity, and violence. The systematic...

Eeva Nyyssönen - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Weak legal systems, complex regulations, dishonoured agreements, corruption, general disorder - these are just some of the challenges that development agencies working in fragile and conflict-affected states face. What kind of interventions can encourage economic growth in this environment...

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– Across-region study
Ebaidalla M. Ebaidalla - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

This study aims to examine the drivers of inequality of opportunity in health outcome among children below 5 years of age, using the Sudanese 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey. It investigates the variation in inequality across and within regions, decomposing inequality into a portion...

Lant Pritchett, Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

Effective and capable states are essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Such states can raise the necessary resources for spending on the crucial government programmes that matter for the achievement of the SDGs, as well as implement these programmes...

Lual A. Deng - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

In my last blog I wrote about the common factors at play in political and economic transitions. Using the case of South Sudan, I demonstrated how these factors laid the groundwork for a fragility trap. In this post, I explain what this means.  Fragility trap as conceptualized by...

Lual A. Deng - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

What does it mean to be a fragile state? According to the IMF, fragile states are those in ‘which the government is unable to reliably deliver basic public services to the population – [they] face severe and entrenched obstacles to economic and human development.’ It is with...

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

The five Paris principles of effective aid were only nominally successfully implemented in the state-building process of South Sudan. While the importance of the first principle, ownership, was highlighted in development plans in Southern Sudan, capacity limitations...

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– The Road from the Paris Declaration to the Reality of Juba, 2005-11
Greg Larson - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

During Sudan’s ‘interim period’ from the end of civil war in January 2005 until South Sudan’s independence in July 2011, foreign development agencies provided extensive support and billions of dollars in aid—for which institutional development and capacity building of...

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– Building a State with Disruptive Innovation
Greg Larson, Peter Biar Ajak, Lant Pritchett - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

The prevailing aid orthodoxy works well enough in stable environments, but is ill-equipped to navigate contexts of volatility and fragility. The orthodox approach is adept at solving straightforward technical or logistical problems (paving roads, building schools, immunizing children), but often...

– An Interview with Andy McKay
Carl-Gustav Lindén - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

25 February 2013 Andy McKay, professor of development economics at University of Sussex, discusses the motivating factors behind UNU-WIDER’s Growth and Poverty Project (GAPP) with Carl-Gustav Lindén, senior communications specialist at UNU-WIDER. In the GAPP project Africa...

Journal Article
– A Scenario of European Union Relations with Sudan
Khalid Siddig - Middle East Development Journal, 2011

This paper investigates the economic consequences of a scenario in which the European Union (EU) imposes economic sanctions on Sudan. The idea of the paper is motivated by the deteriorating relations between Sudan and the EU arising from the devastating conflicts in Darfur region and related...

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– Managing Natural Forest in Sudan
Siddig A. Salih - UNU-WIDER, 1994 - Helsinki, Finland

Book Chapter
– Lessons from Sudan
William H. Branson, Jorge Braga de Macedo - , 1989
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