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Partners’ Consortium: State of the State

State of the State Initiative Launched in Spring 2016, ISE’s State of the State Initiative (SoS) aims to reinvigorate a collective agenda on state effectiveness by assessing emerging global trends, building on the lessons of…

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Anatomy of the Somali Economy

This survey considers the Somali economy’s primary sectors and analyzes the potential of new and growing sectors. It breaks down the economy both by sector and geographically to reveal a deeper understanding of constraints and…

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Country Profile: Yemen

ISE advised the Yemen National Dialogue Conference (NDC) and facilitated a conference on navigating Yemen’s transition. This paper surveys the most significant elements of Yemen’s current situation: economy; natural resources; governance and administration; rule of…

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Economic Tools Mapping: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Impediments to foreign direct investment are a key constraint for developing countries seeking economic growth and poverty reduction. For many developing countries, political risk is one of the most significant impediments within this category. The…

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State Function: Market Engagement, Infrastructure
Insight & Analysis: Market Building
Topic: International Development Finance
Publication Type: Economic Tools
Himachal Pradesh: Understanding State-Level Transition in India

How did Himachal Pradesh evolve to become one of India’s wealthiest states, with low poverty levels and above-average literacy?  The prospect appeared unlikely when 30 princely Hill states merged to form a state characterized by…

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Economic Tools Mapping: Homestrings

The Homestrings investment firm raises equity and debt capital to target emerging and frontier markets. It aims to offer diaspora populations from the developing world access to funds and projects with development potential that were…

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State Function: Market Engagement
Insight & Analysis: Market Building
Topic: International Development Finance
Publication Type: Economic Tools
New Models for Engaging in Fragile States

Recommendations from the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Fragile States The citizens of fragile states are not waiting for change; they now take to the streets demanding inclusion in decision-making and marketplace opportunities.…

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June 09, 2020 | 9:00 to 10:00 ET, 13:00 to 14:00 GMT

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the acute leadership challenges during shock events – decision-making, sequencing and strategy are made more challenging yet profoundly more critical. In periods of crisis – whether it be conflict, political transition, natural disaster or pandemic – leaders must make difficult decisions about what reforms to enact and when.

This event will combine insight from the Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE) and the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM) to examine how leaders at moments of crisis decide and sequence reforms.

 

Participants

Franck Bousquet, Senior Director, Fragility, Violence and Conflict (FCV), The World Bank

Boris Tadić, Former President, Republic of Serbia

Amat Al Alim Alsoswa, Former Minister of Human Rights, Yemen

Clare Lockhart, Director, Institute for State Effectiveness

Raj Kumar, President, Devex (moderator)