Estimates suggest that by 2030, half of the world’s poor will live in countries that are fragile. This report argues a new global approach to state fragility and international aid is needed for countries caught in the ‘fragility trap’.Through a panel discussion at the British Academy, Commissioners will share their findings and explore the implications.
Sir Timothy Besley (Commission Academic Director, Fellow of the British Academy and CIFAR Fellow, and Professor, London School of Economics) will give opening remarks.
- Sir Paul Collier (Commission Academic Director), Fellow of the British Academy, Professor, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
- James Fearon (Commissioner), CIFAR Senior Fellow; Professor, Stanford University
- Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist, UK Department for International Development
- Adnan Khan (Commission Co-chair), Research and Policy Director, International Growth Centre; Professor, London School of Economics
- Roger Myerson, CIFAR Advisor; Professor, University of Chicago
This event is organized by CIFAR, the International Growth Centre and the British Academy.
The LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission was established under the auspices of the IGC in March 2017 to guide policy to address state fragility. It is chaired by former Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron. Commission members from CIFAR’s international research network include Sir Timothy Besley (Academic Director) and James Fearon (Commissioner), both fellows of CIFAR’s program Institutions, Organizations & Growth. Tim Besley is also a Fellow of the British Academy.