Event Date: March 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm Location: 4006, 120 University Private, Ottawa
Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network
State fragility is widespread. Depending on the definition, up to half of all states are fragile and lack essential state capacities. They cannot provide basic services security, and participation in governance processes to citizens. State fragility also hinders economic development, weakens accountability and makes violent conflicts more probable.Once states become fragile, it is very likely that they become stuck in fragility. Yet, there are examples of countries finding ways out of fragility.
This panel will discuss how Bangladesh, Rwanda and Mozambique emerged out of fragility. The panelists will identify factors which enabled these three countries to increase state capacities and investigate whether these three examples hold broader lessons for thinking about ways out of fragility.