Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/45171
Authors: 
Carment, David
Prest, Stewart
Samy, Yiagadeesen
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Research paper / UNU-WIDER 2008.46
Abstract: 
This paper is derived from our ongoing research on fragile states funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to help policymakers and analysts make decisions on where and how to allocate aid, especially in fragile state environments. In order for development assistance to have a measurable and positive impact on fragile states, it is necessary to understand both how and why they become fragile. First, we reconceptualize the meaning of state fragility with equal attention given to the authority, legitimacy and capacity of a state, collectively referred to as ALC. Measures of these ALC components corresponding to.
Subjects: 
foreign aid
fragile states
JEL: 
F35
O10
O11
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-094-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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