Governance & Fragility

Governance & Fragility

Governance has become a major concern for both donors and aid recipient countries since the late 1980s. Very poor quality governance is also one of the defining characteristics of state fragility, and social unrest and violence may both exacerbate and be caused by weak institutions. Our work draws on some 80 studies prepared by UNU-WIDER’s global network.

Successful public financial management is one of Sierra Leone’s main achievements since the end of the civil war.

UNU-WIDER / September 2014

Benefits and drawbacks of a community-driven development programme that funded small-scale development projects in Afghanistan.

UNU-WIDER / June 2014

The five Paris principles of effective aid were only nominally successfully implemented in the state-building process of South Sudan.

UNU-WIDER / June 2014
Photo: Eole Wind, The Leviathan Wing

Aid to Haiti has not been effective due to failure of the country’s political and economic elites to participate and assist in the development proc...

UNU-WIDER / May 2014

Now out the ReCom summary on 15 key findings relevant to the post-2015 agenda.

UNU-WIDER / May 2014

The 17th WIDER Annual Lecture was held on 19 September in Helsinki, Finland. The lecture was delivered by President and Nobel Laureate Martti Ahtis...

UNU-WIDER / Feb 2014

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