States of Fragility 2018
|Three years into the 2030 Agenda it is already apparent that those living in fragile contexts are the furthest behind. Not all forms of fragility make it to the public’s eye: fragility is an intricate beast, sometimes exposed, often lurking underneath, but always holding progress back. Conflict, forced displacement, violent extremism, famine etc. are all causes and consequences of fragility. Hence the need to better understand, anticipate and respond to fragility.
States of Fragility 2018 exposes the critical challenge posed by fragility in achieving the aspirations of the 2030 Agenda, sustainable development and peace. It highlights twelve key aspects of fragility, defying common assumptions and simplistic categorisation. It documents progress made in fragile situations on attaining sustainable development, unveiling exit doors from the fragility trap. It then illustrates the current state of financing to address fragility and suggests more effective approaches, accounting for its multidimensionality.
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Highlights, States of Fragility 2018
The report was lauched in New York at the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations on July 17, 2018
States of Fragility Framework, 2018
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Figure 2.1, OECD fragility framework 2018
Figure 2.2, 58 fragile contexts in the OECD fragility framework 2018
Figure 3.1, Key characteristics of fragile contexts
Figure 3.3, Projections of global population in fragile contexts, 2016-50
Figure 3.4, Projections of extreme poverty in fragile contexts, 2016-30
Figure 4.9, ODA to fragile contexts by donor type
Figure 5.1, ODA to fragile contexts: Conflict, peace and security activities, 2010-16
Figure 6.4, Top 10 fragile recipients of remittances, 2016
Figure 6.8, Top 10 fragile recipients of FDI, 2016
Figure 7.1, Tax revenues as a percentage of GDP in frargile contexts, 2010 and 2016
In the media, States of Fragility 2018
Chukwu-Emeka chikezie "Transforming states of fragility comes down to us"
The economist, "Official development assistance"
Rebecca Wolfe (Mercy Corps), “There's more to peace than solving violent extremism”
Duncan Green (LSE), “What’s the role of Aid in Fragile States? My piece for OECD”
Phil Vernon, “Wickedness in fragile contexts”
Robert Muggah (Igarapé Institute), “Large parts of the world are growing more fragile. Here are 5 steps to reverse course”
Robert Muggah (Igarapé Institute), “O mundo está ficando mais frágil: cinco passos para inverter este rumo”
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Methodology for the selection of sector codes of the OECD Creditor Reporting System (CRS) that have been attributed to the
The OECD 2018 States of Fragility Framework can be found on GitHub at this link here
ODA disbursements to the 58 fragile contexts identified in the 2018 fragility framework available here.
What is fragility?
Fragility is defined as the combination of exposure to risk and insufficient coping capacity of the state, system and/or communities to manage, absorb or mitigate those risks. Fragility can lead to negative outcomes including violence, the breakdown of institutions, displacement, humanitarian crises or other emergencies (States of Fragility report, 2016:22).
Listen to an extract of a recent podcast where Jonathan Papoulidis, Executive Advisor on Fragile States for World Vision and Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, discusses the OECD fragility framework
Listen here (Source: ACUNS, Academic Council on the United Nations System).