• Towards a Future Research Agenda in Fragile Contexts

    The challenge of addressing conditions of fragility remains central from the perspectives of development and security. Fragility is a shared problem for the research, policy, and implementation communities, but too often researchers fail to produce actionable insights for policymakers. In this paper, ISE proposes a renewed research agenda in fragile environments that focuses on the.. Read more

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  • Partners Consortium Meeting Notes 2016

    ISE Partners Consortium 2016

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  • Issue Brief: Re-examining the Terms of Aid

    The current terms of foreign assistance mean that it often falls short of the goal of supporting countries on their development paths. The New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, endorsed in 2011, represents a significant breakthrough in changing this dynamic. However the New Deal has yet to fulfill its promise. In Re-Examining the Terms.. Read more

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  • Data in Government

    The massive proliferation of data has fundamentally changed the systems of modern governance and development. Leveraging sustainable and cohesive data ecosystems, and understanding the limits of data’s use, are unique challenges for country-led transformations that require ever-growing amounts of research, reporting, and interconnected programming. This paper outlines how governments can harness data to advance their.. Read more

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  • Community Driven Development Series

    Policymakers and the international community continue to struggle with how to deliver essential services, particularly in fragile states, in the context of violent conflict, inequality, pervasive corruption, and weak institutions. Community Driven Development (CDD), which places ownership with local communities to deliberate, prioritize, and monitor basic service projects via direct block grants, has been utilized.. Read more

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