BACKGROUND TO THE REPORT
The OECD report States of Fragility 2016 takes a long hard look at violence in the world – and what we should do about it. It covers emerging thinking about violence and presents a new risk-based approach to monitoring the dimensions of fragility.
People affected by violence are those the world has left furthest behind. By 2030, more than 60% of the global poor will be living in fragile and conflict-affected states. It is our goal to ensure that these people – those left furthest behind – are part of our shared tomorrow.
Watch the presentation of the States of Fragility Report 2016 by Rachel Scott
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.
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
Follow the debate: @OECDdev #StatesofFragility
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)