What is 'state fragility'?

What is 'state fragility'?

A new two-page brief by Suda Perera unpacks this loosely defined term and its pros and cons.

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Middle class attitudes to poverty in India

Middle class attitudes to poverty in India

What do Indian middle class attitudes to poverty tell us about the politics of poverty reduction? New research paper by Niheer Dasandi.

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Corruption: unpacking political will

Corruption: unpacking political will

A new paper by Heather Marquette and Caryn Peiffer, 'Corruption and Collective Action', suggests how different theories can together help us understand corruption and unpack the black box of political will.

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New evidence paper on corruption

Thursday 5th March 2015

What conditions make corruption possible? What are the real costs of corruption and how can it be fought effectively? A new evidence paper that addresses these questions has been written for DFID by a research team led by DLP Senior Research Fellow Alina Rocha Menocal and Nils Taxell of the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre.

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Training on fragility, statebuilding and peacebuilding

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Senior DLP Research Fellow Alina Rocha Menocal leads a day of training in Basel this week as part of swisspeace's Certificate of Advanced Studies in Fragility, Conflict and Statebuilding.

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