The 2nd International Dialogue of our 20th Anniversary Event! Fragility and Federalism-May 11th

Program for International Dialogue on Fragility and Federalism

Join us Tuesday, May 11th at 9:00am EST

Topic: Fragility and Federalism



Fragile states pose a unique challenge for the development community. While no two are identical, fragile states are more likely to experience higher rates of poverty, violence, regional instability, social or ethnic division, and weak or missing institutions. In many fragile states, in an attempt to sustain peace, accommodation and stability and to share power concepts such as devolution, decentralization and federalism are being brought into the political discourse.

Pathways for Peace, released in 2018 by the United Nations and World Bank, provides the most significant recognition of the importance of federalism and decentralization to reducing state fragility. It plainly asserts that federalism has “proven effective in many cases in reducing local violent conflict where there is horizontal inequality among groups […].” How federalism and local government can play a role in efforts to build state resilience in a discernible subset of fragile contexts, what the challenges and opportunities are, and which role the international (donor) community can play, are questions to be addressed in this webinar.

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