Conflict, fragility and resilience

States of Fragility - Events

 

   

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.

The report shows that development, peace and security efforts in the developing world have not kept pace with the new reality of violence. The findings tell us that 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, and draw lessons from innovative ideas that are helping stem violence in different parts of the world.

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.

The event was hosted and opened by Minister Joe McHugh, Irish Minister of State for the Diaspora and Overseas Development Aid.

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        


On 22 September 2016, a High-Level Panel discussed the summary document of the report.

Moderator: Wendy MacClinchy, lead author of the Highlights Report

The panel was opened by Minister Alexander de Croo

followed by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, who discussed the importance of tackling violence and fragility in the post-2015 world. Read the remarks by SG Gurria.  

Highlights from States of Fragility 2016 were presented:

  • Clionadh Raleigh, ACLED, lead on the violence data and research
  • Reza Lahidji, ILPI, lead on the multidimensional fragility framework and financial flows

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

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Follow the debate: @OECDdev #StatesofFragility

 

MEDIA AND BLOG POSTS

 

Briefing on "States of Fragility 2016" OECD Secretary General

OECD Press Release

 

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