How Missing Data Can Make the Global Fragility Strategy Work

CIC non-resident fellow Michael F. Harsch co-authored this analysis published by the United States Insitute of Peace, discussing how a new measure of state capacity could enable the United States to engage more effectively with fragile states.

"A crucial, yet frequently overlooked condition for meaningful security and justice sector reforms, is informational state capacity, specifically basic statistical records. A novel measure of state capacity⁠—introduced here—could enable the United States to select partner countries based on their capacity, track their progress and thereby promote greater stability."

Read the full article at USIP here.

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May 20, 2021
Michael F. Harsch
United States