Assessing State Fragility in Africa
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.
Deputy Director, Africa Department, International Monetary Fund
Advisor, International Monetary Fund
Deputy Division Chief, International Monetary Fund
Visiting Research Professor, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
Director, CSIS Africa Program