The States of Fragility report is one of the flagship publications of the OECD’s Development Co-operation Directorate, which serves among others as the Secretariat of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC). The report is published annually, and aims to provide data, evidence, and analysis on fragile and conflict-affected states and situations.
The 2016 OECD States of Fragility report re-examines the very concept of fragility, its multiple dimensions (political, social, economic, environmental, security related) and its linkages with various forms of violence. It proposes to recast fragility as the result of exposure to multiple risks, combined with the lack of capacity to cope with them. On this basis, the report elaborates a methodology for measuring fragility and analyses the magnitude and type of development aid received by fragile countries.
ILPI played a lead role in developing the methodological framework and drafting sections of this year’s States of Fragility report, with Reza Lahidji as team leader and Daniel Frederik Mandrella as analyst, and in partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace.
Reza Lahidji will participate in a discussion of the report’s highlights on 22 September at the UN headquarters in New York, in a panel including, among others, Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Co-operation of Belgium, and Angel Gurría, Secretary General of the OECD.
The invitation to the panel discussion can be found here.