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New Challenges, Risks and Opportunities for Effective Development

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the critical nature of effectively addressing state fragility. The goal is well known: forge pathways to self-reliance by building state institutional capacity and delivering inclusive social, economic and security outcomes…

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Clare Lockhart: Confronting the Governance Gap – Before, After and Beyond COVID-19

May 1, 2020 The COVID-19 crisis has put the strengths and weaknesses of governments around the world into sharp relief. In their immediate responses to the crisis, governments are being judged by the degree to…

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Re-examining the Terms of Aid

The goal of development in fragile states is well established: to help forge pathways out of fragility towards self-reliance and to deliver inclusive and sustainable social, economic, and security outcomes for citizens. The way to…

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Team-Based Performance Management Systems: Lessons from Afghanistan

Many global policy agreements on increased aid effectiveness have advocated for development partners to use and build the capacity of the aid recipient country’s institutions to achieve greater sustainability. However, experience from fragile and conflict-affected…

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Asset Maps

Rooted in its experience and expertise in state institutions, ISE has developed asset maps as a reframed perspective in which a country’s assets and opportunities are recognized as tools of progress, not static demonstrations of…

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Performance and Policy-Based Budgeting: How to Spot the Fakes

In the allocation of scarce public resources, good budgeting is an art and a skill. It is a core function of government, and as such, it is fundamentally a political process with many competing objectives.…

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Budget Reforms in Afghanistan— A Practitioner’s Perspective

Facing critical challenges to its public financial management system, the Government of Afghanistan seized a window of opportunity to successfully craft a new budget process that prioritized reform sequencing, transparency, and public engagement, and laid…

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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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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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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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Op-ed: Post-Maria, Puerto Rico has chance to reimagine its future

This article originally appeared in The Hill on November 2, 2017 By Clare Lockhart and David Thorpe Hurricane Maria left no corner of Puerto Rico untouched, meting out systematic destruction to the island and the lives…

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Singapore: Evolution of an Entrepot

Singapore has undergone a remarkable transition since gaining statehood. ISE examines the sequence of priorities and drivers fueling its economic growth from a post-colonial city into a center of industry and trade.

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