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Solution for Repairing Failed States

The Challenge

In a number of territories primarily situated in the poorer parts of the world, the state no longer performs its basic security and development functions. Beyond causing hardship for their own citiz ...

In a number of territories primarily situated in the poorer parts of the world, the state no longer performs its basic security and development functions. Beyond causing hardship for their own citizens, failed states provide breeding grounds of organized crime and terrorism.

Target donor assistance and support at promoting economic production, especially in agriculture.

Discussion of donor assistance to fragile states and support for state-building has been concerned mainly with issues of governance and poverty reduction. Donors need to pay attention to how aid can promote possibilities for wealth creation, which are central to achieving elite “buy in” to the state, as well as the creation of jobs and incomes, which are pivotal to people’s survival and maintenance of their loyalty to the state.

The financial crisis highlights the problem of allowing finance capital to become disconnected from the real economy and, for poor countries, the need for  states, and even fragile ones, to begin creating state capacity to foster the expansion of the productive base within their territories.

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    Transform aid delivery by establishing trust funds co-managed by the state and donors, developing sector-wide approaches where donors pool funds, and giving management of sector programs to the local government.

    Transform aid delivery by establishing trust funds co-managed by the state and donors, developing sector-wide approaches where donors pool funds, and giving management of sector programs to the local ...

    Transform aid delivery by establishing trust funds co-managed by the state and donors, developing sector-wide approaches where donors pool funds, and giving management of sector programs to the local government.

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    Demand excellence in execution of promised reforms.

    Demand excellence in execution of promised reforms.

    Demand excellence in execution of promised reforms.

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    Invest into research on the local socio-political context and unify donor assistance to leverage local capacities and social relationships to promote state-building.

    Invest into research on the local socio-political context and unify donor assistance to leverage local capacities and social relationships to promote state-building.

    Invest into research on the local socio-political context and unify donor assistance to leverage local capacities and social relationships to promote state-building.

    Polity, Academia, Business, Civil Society