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Assessing State Fragility in Africa

July 1, 2015 • 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT

Please join us for a discussion on state fragility in Africa as we examine its underlying causes and seek to identify strategies for building resilience in fragile states. The session will serve as the launch of a new IMF paper, "Building Resilience in Fragile States in Sub-Saharan Africa." CSIS will also unveil the main findings of its year-long study into fragile states, informed by case studies from Africa and Southeast Asia. Panelists will explore how best to mitigate drivers of fragility, including achieving a balance between national and sub-national engagement, altering dysfunctional political economy dynamics, and improving development outcomes.


David Robinson
Deputy Director, Africa Department, International Monetary Fund

Enrique Gelbard
Advisor, International Monetary Fund

Corinne Delechat
Deputy Division Chief, International Monetary Fund

Robert Lamb
Visiting Research Professor, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College

Moderated by:

Jennifer Cooke
Director, CSIS Africa Program


Robert D. Lamb

Robert D. Lamb

Senior Associate (Non-resident), International Security Program