Challenges in Fragility and Governance

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2013•10•23    08:30 - 16:30

    ReCom Results Meeting: “Challenges in Fragility and Governance”

    Since the mid-1990s, foreign aid has become increasingly concerned with fragility and governance. Given the acknowledgement of the role of the state in providing the conditions for peace, progress and prosperity, foreign aid has concentrated much attention to issues of state building and good governance. However, there are many challenges in supporting these deeply political issues.

    This Results Meeting of the Research and Communication on Foreign Aid (ReCom) programme will present conclusions from a number of studies on what works in foreign aid to fragile situations and governance. In particular, it seeks to identify the dilemmas that decision makers need to address to strengthen aid’s contribution to poverty reduction and development.

    ReCom is a 3-year, internationally oriented research programme implemented by UNU-WIDER with financial support from Sida and Danida. The aim is to provide cutting-edge evidence about “what works”, “what could work”, “what is scalable” and “what is transferable” in the area of development cooperation, and to communicate this to the wider public. ReCom focuses on five themes — growth and employment; governance and fragility; gender equality; environment and climate change; and the social sectors — and the synergies that exist across these areas.

    For more information, see the ReCom Results Meeting page on the UNU-WIDER website.

  • Danish Institute for International Studies
    Charlottehaven, 10 Hjørringgade
    2100 Copenhagen Ø

  • For further informtion, contact Lars Engberg-Pedersen, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, at +45 32 698 695 or

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