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Should I worry about fragility?

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• A defining characteristic of fragility is low levels of capability to implement core responsibilities, at the national or local level
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Is it ‘fragile’?
Case Case 1
-- Country suffering an armed conflict for over 50 years -- Major presence of organized crime (illegal drugs trafficking) --- #2 in the world in number of internally displaced -- Extreme inequality: Gini coefficient reaches 0.81 in rural areas -- Large portion of former combatants have rearmed
Case Case 2
-- Country where the president can be elected without the majority of the popular vote -- There are localized well-armed militias that do do not recognize the central government -- Major economic crisis, high level of unemployment -- Inequality increasing further -- Affected by/at risk of major natural disasters (tropical storms, earthquakes)
Case Case 3
-- Country with perceived high levels of corruption in public officials -- More casualties in 2012 than Afghanistan and Iraq combined -- Massive presence of organized crime (human and drugs trafficking) -- Limited state presence for service delivery in affected areas -- Recent proliferation of vigilante groups and paramilitaries
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New trends, interlinked violence
Gang-related violence Political violence
Cross-border violence
Organized crime and trafficking
Prolonged conflict keeps countries poor
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Crime and violence impact development
Undermine good governance • Citizens lose trust in a state that cannot protect them • Feeds corruption of pub


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Title Should I worry about fragility?
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Project Category Capacity Building Workshops
Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Kostner, Markus

Date 2014-04
Event

Frontiers in Development Policy

Project Capacity Building Workshops
Event [Conference] Frontiers in Development Policy
Pages 17
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Economy < Economic Conditions
Government and Law < Governance
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Program Type Conference
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