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How to Advocate for Budget Transparency in Cloaked Countries: A CSO Perspective

10 October 2013 | bolivia, budget monitoring, cambodia, cameroon, citizen monitoring, fragile states, kazakhstan, open budget, transparency

In September 2011 the International Budget Partnership (IBP) and civil society partners in 10 countries with limited transparency launched an advocacy initiative to increase the amount of budget...

Blogpost l A New Deal for Fragile States

06 June 2013 | blogpost, country-led assessment, fragile states, post-2015, post-conflict

PARIS – Today, roughly one-quarter of the world’s population lives in conflict-affected and fragile states. Despite vast sums of money spent aiding such states over the last 50 years, armed conflict...

Are fragile states really failing to meet the MDGs?

10 December 2012 | conflict, fragile states, mdgs

Almost whenever you read anything about fragile states, the introduction notes that, ‘no low-income fragile or conflict-affected country has yet to achieve a single United Nations Millennium...

Blogpost: Commodities of War: What the people without guns say about life, death and fear in the DR Congo

20 November 2012 | assessment, blogpost, conflict, democratic republic congo, fragile states, gender based violence, survey

The Kanyaruchina camp for ‘internally displaced people’ (IDPs), Goma,  Democratic Republic of the Congo. An Oxfam report out today have conducted a protection assessment of the Kanyaruchina camp, ...

How Far do Perception Surveys Take Us in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations?

02 July 2012 | assessment, conflict, fragile states, perception survey

  [...] Perception surveys exist to gather information on people’s views. Typically administered in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, but increasingly...

Washington D.C. workshop: Towards global indicators for peacebuilding and statebuilding

30 September 2010 | conflict, fragile states, fragility, global indicators, peace building, state building

The Global Programme on Democratic Governance Assessments, in partnership with UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR), continues to deepen its involvement in innovative work to...

Iraq pioneers governance indicators for a complex post-conflict setting

30 September 2010 | arab states, conflict, fragile states, fragility, governance assessment, iraq, undp-supported

Developing governance indicators for a complex post-conflict situation like Iraq is truly ground-breaking work. There are no existing models, no ready-made assessment frameworks available...

London: Workshop on Measuring Poor State Performance

24 June 2010 | conflict, crisis-states, fragile states, fragility, london, state performance, workshop

Assessing governance in fragile States is a particularly intricate issue that has recently been the focus of experts' attention. This workshop on Measuring Poor State Performance was ...