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.

Hand drawing © UN Photo/Martine Perret

The research project ReCom-Research and Communication on foreign aid, which is co-ordinated by UNU-WIDER with funding from the development agencies...

Carl-Gustav Lindén / Sep 2012
Handful of peanuts © Curt Carnemark / World Bank

What are the unique features of EU aid, and how has the EU utilized these features to deliver better aid?

UNU-WIDER / Jan 2013
David Richards © UNU-WIDER

The intricate dynamic between foreign aid to Africa, democratic transitions and consolidation is the topic of a series of research papers being pub...

David Richards, associate professor, Uni
Scott Hubli © UNU-WIDER

The intricate dynamic between foreign aid to Africa, democratic transitions and consolidation is the topic of a series of research papers being pub...

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