- OECD-DAC released a new report – Fragile states 2013: Resource flows and trends in a shifting world – pointing to the shift in the global landscape of poverty towards fragile states (the report comes with some great data visualisations). The International Peace Institute (IPI) hosted an event to discuss the report’s findings and the lead authors have blogged on the report on IPI’s Global Observatory.
- Stewart Patrick from the Council of Foreign Relations calls on the G20 to address state fragility in his latest blog, outlining six ways rich countries exacerbate fragility – including by providing financial havens for dodgily acquired wealth. Stewart also looks at the New Deal, recognising its importance and outlining some the challenges it faces. Paul Harvey voices some similar concerns in a recent blog from the Secure Livelihoods Consortium.
- ODI has released footage of a joint ODI-World Bank conference on public financial management reform in fragile states. From the Afghan Minister of Finance to researchers to ODI’s Centre of Aid and Public Expenditure, there’s a great amount of expert analysis on the latest thinking of pfm and institution building. Meanwhile, the Public Expenditure Management Network’s latest conference in Korea has been covered by the IMF’s pfm blog.
Roundup: oecd-dac report on fragile states and conference on public financial management reforms