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European Report on Development 2009, Overcoming Fragility in Africa – Forging a New European Approach

Jan 01, 2009 | G. Giovannetti, F. Allen, S. Bertoli et al. | Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

The 2009 European Report on Development analyzes the costs and characteristics of fragility, the capacity of fragile countries to cope with negative shocks such as the 2008-09 financial crisis, and the EU’s current engagement with fragile countries as well as the potential for EU development policy to assist national stakeholders in enhancing resilience. The focus is on Sub-Saharan Africa because this region appears to be particularly lagging behind in the sphere of state consolidation; a stylized fact survives all the theoretical disputes around the definition and measurement of fragility – Sub-Saharan African countries always account for most of the group of fragile states.

Theme: Financial Stability & Governance | Pages: 164