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Magazine on Fragile States launched at World Bank

On September 30, 2009, the World Bank Institute & the World Bank’s Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Unit presented the new issue of the Development Outreach Magazine on Fragility & Conflict.

A discussion was held among expert contributors to the October issue of Development Outreach magazine focused on the donors’ role and addressed such questions as:

  • What can international organizations and bilateral donors really do to help fragile states and conflict-affected states overcome societal tension and violent conflicts and build the strategies, coalitions and capacity required to create conditions for growth and sustained development?
  • Where everything is a priority, how do we help governments make informed choices while avoiding political interference and violating the “do no harm” principle?
  • How do we provide support without overwhelming local efforts?

Five expert practitioners explored these questions on the relationship between development assistance, statebuilding and legitimacy to further our understanding of the challenges of providing effective assistance in situations of fragility.

Alastair McKechnie
, Guest Editor and Director, Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Unit, Operational Programs and Country Services Vice-Presidency, The World Bank
Mohammad Masoon Stanekzai, Jennings Randolph Fellow, United States Institute of Peace & Former Advisor to Afghan President Hamid Karzai
Elisabeth Roesch, Gender-Based Violence Advocacy Officer, International Rescue Committee
Sarah Cliffe, Director, World Development Report 2011
Chaired by Sanjay Pradhan, Vice President, The World Bank Institute