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Lessons from Peacebuilding and Reconstruction Experience

The conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya have caused untold levels of damage, resulted in significant loss of life, decimated the physical assets of the countries, and ripped apart social fabrics. Under the most…

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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…

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TEMPORARY: Issue Briefs, Data In Government

The massive proliferation of data has fundamentally changed the systems of modern governance and development.

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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…

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Securing Stability Through Peace Agreements

The recent increase in the number of major global conflicts calls for a re-examination of how such violence can end and how peace can be sustained. Although peace agreements have a mixed historical success, their…

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State Function: Security
Insight & Analysis: Fragility & Peace
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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Tackling Public Finance Reform: A View From the Field

This is a powerpoint presentation for the Annual Performance Progress on the Fiscal performance Improvement plan.

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Building a Shared Agenda for the State in the 21st Century

As part of ISE’s State of the State project, this paper provides an outline of the global challenges and trends facing the state-centric international model and suggests pathways to support and build institutions that deliver…

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ISE at USIP Event: Ending Civil Wars: How Can We Succeed with Limited Opportunities?

As a part of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ ongoing project on Civil Wars, Violence and International Responses, the second volume of a special issue of the journal Dædalus was released in January 2018 to…

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ISE at the World Bank Fragility Forum

ISE co-hosted a high-level panel with the Brookings Institute and Club de Madrid at the start of the World Bank’s Fragility Forum 2018. Clare Lockhart joined DaniloTürk, Former President of Slovenia; Joyce Banda, Former President…

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Defragmentation: What Can Donors Do?

This is a follow-up note to the ISE Development Practice Note on the consequences of donor-induced fragmentation, which argued that the way development partners have managed their ODA spending and development programs has resulted in…

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Sovereignty Strategies

Read Clare Lockhart’s article ‘Sovereignty Strategies: Enhancing Core Governance Functions as a Postconflict & Conflict-Prevention Measure’ in the AAAS Special Issue of Daedalus.

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