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OECD States of Fragility Report 2016


Aim of the project

ILPI and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a Sydney-based think tank focusing on the measurement of peace and violence in the world, have been commissioned by the OECD to contribute to the OECD States of Fragility 2016 report.

The States of Fragility report is an annual OECD publication that replaced the previous OECD Fragile States Reports in 2015. It 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 States of Fragility reports aim to provide data, evidence, and analysis on fragile and conflict-affected states and situations to donors and policy-makers, in order to help them better address the complex challenges of these contexts. In addition, each annual report highlights a particular topic: in 2015, the report presented elements of a new methodology for assessing fragility; this year, it provides an analysis of violence, understood as a state of social and/or political conflict – its recent trends, its present patterns, and its relation to fragility.


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Deliverables & time frame


A report containing evidence-based responses to a set of policy-oriented questions asked by the OECD

ILPI and the IEP’s contribution to the report will consist in gathering evidence and providing analysis in response to questions such as:

  • What are the merits and limits of different methodological approaches in capturing the multidimensional nature of fragility?
  • How do conflict and violence affect the wider picture of fragility?
  • How strong is the international financial commitment of donor States to support fragile and conflict-affected States?
  • What are the lessons from the analysis of fragility and violence for policy responses and support to fragile states?

Time frame

  • April – November 2016

Read more about the States of Fragility Report on OECD website.

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