Alex Thier, 18 December 2017

Effectiveness is essential to ensure the functioning of a state. Alex Thier explains why understanding a particular environment is important to ensure the adequate policies are implemented. This video was recorded at the International Growth Centre in July 2017.

Sanjeev Gupta, 13 December 2017

An effective state ensures that certain public services are provided. In this video, Sanjeev Gupta discusses lessons learned from assisting fragile states in implementing tax systems. This video was recorded at the International Growth Centre in October 2017.

Minouche Shafik, 11 December 2017

Firms operating in fragile states face unique conditions. In this video, Minouche Shafik explains why the private sector is vital for the recovery of fragile states. This video was recorded at the International Growth Centre in October 2017.

Eliana La Ferrara, 14 September 2016

How to build functional states in difficult places? In this video, Eliana La Ferrara discusses four ways to improve state functioning in fragile environments. This video was recorded at the IGC.

Paul Collier, 06 July 2016

Fragile states cause spillovers not only to their neighbours but also to the rest of the world. In this video, Paul Collier discusses power and authority in fragile states. Legitimacy is built gradually rather than being imposed. This video was recorded during the International Growth Centre’s annual conference held in June 2016 at the LSE.

Giorgia Giovannetti, 05 November 2009

The crisis is putting downward pressure on development assistance. This column, which presents the 2009 European Report on Development, says that now is precisely the time that EU support to fragile states is most crucial, so that such countries can respond to the crisis without abandoning necessary long-term reforms and improvements.

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