Published on November 30, 2016
Also available in: French
The world is getting more violent, and violence is occurring in surprising places. Over the past 15 years, 3.34 billion people, or almost half of the world’s population, have been affected by violence. The number of violent conflicts is decreasing, but conflicts are killing more people: conflict-related deaths have tripled since 2003. Violent extremism and terrorism are also on the rise. The economic cost of violence is rising too: the global economic impact of violence is a staggering USD 13.6 trillion, equivalent to 13.3% of Global GDP. And civilians, especially children and women, are most at risk.
States of Fragility 2016: Understanding Violence takes a long hard look at violence in the world – and what we should do about it. The report showcases emerging thinking about violence, presents a new risk-based approach to monitoring various dimensions of fragility, and looks at financial flows in support of fragile contexts. Understanding Violence finds that development, peace and security efforts in the developing world have not kept pace with the new reality of violence. We need to dedicate more resources and attention to violence. And to be effective, we need to put people – especially youth – at the centre of our efforts.
|Foreword and acknowledgements|
|Overview: Violence, fragility and finance|
|The OECD fragility framework|
|Fragility and violence|
|Measuring financial flows to fragile contexts|
|Relations between aid and fragility|
|The violence lens and final recommendations|
Annexes2 chapters available
HIGH-LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION, 22 SEPTEMBER 2016, NEW YORK
Moderator: Wendy MacClinchy, lead author of the Highlights Report
The panel was opened by Minister Alexander de Croo
Highlights from States of Fragility 2016 were presented:
A discussion of the findings from the report, the global state of violence and fragility, and different responses to these pressing questions, followed, featuring:
Magdy Martínez-Solimán, Assistant Administrator and Director, UNDP
Ewen McDonald, Deputy Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
LAUNCH OF THE STATES OF FRAGILITY REPORT, 30 NOVEMBER 2016, NAIROBI
On 30 November the States of Fragility 2016: Understanding Violence was officially launched. The launch was held as a side event during the 2nd High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation in Nairobi, Kenya.
He was followed by H.E. Ms. María del Carmen Nasser de Ramos, Vice Minister of International Cooperation and Promotion, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Honduras.
Doug Frantz, Deputy Secretary General of the OECD, spoke about the importance of tackling violence and fragility in the post-2015 world.
Ms Rachel Scott, Team Leader Fragility, Conflict and Resilience, OECD, presented the report’s key findings and recommendations. Prezi presentation available here.
Watch the presentation of the States of Fragility Report 2016 by Rachel Scott
Debate was followed on @OECDdev #StatesofFragility
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MEDIA AND BLOG POSTS
‘Fragile’ ratings for Australia’s near neighbours, Jackson Gothe-Snape (SBS World News Australia, 2 December)
Fragile & failed States could get in the way of Trump’s “America First” Agenda, Connie Veillette, (World Politics Review, 1 December)
L’OCDE appelle les donateurs à soutenir les États fragiles afin d’enrayer l’instabilité, (Agence de presse Xinhua, 3 Decembre )
Using aid for structural change in fragile states could help curb rising instability, says OECD, (Africa Business, 30 November)
Using aid for structural change in fragile states could help curb rising instability, says OECD, (The Online Citizen, 1 Decembre)
Ayuda a países en conflicto debe ser estable para atajar violencia, asegura la OCDE, (El sol de Mexico, 1 Decembre)
OCDE: La “fragilidad” afecta a Venezuela para recibir ayuda estable, (Informe 21, November)
Briefing on "States of Fragility 2016" OECD Secretary General