Video On Demand

Managing Fragility for Peace, Security, and Sustainable Development

February 13, 2018 • 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST

Report Launch by Ambassador James Michel

Countries experiencing significant fragility, while amounting to about 20 percent of the world’s population, are projected to be home to 80 percent of the world’s extremely poor by 2035. Societies affected by poor governance, limited institutional capability, low social cohesion, and weak legitimacy tend to exhibit erosion of the social contract, diminished societal resilience, and low levels of economic and human development. Spillover effects of fragility include increased risks of armed conflicts, forced migration, spread of diseases, organized crime, and terrorism. Ambassador Michel’s report places these challenges to security and development posed by fragility in the context of centuries-long trends toward declining violence and increased prosperity and freedom.

Please join us for the report launch and an expert-panel discussion on Managing Fragility and Promoting Resilience to Advance Peace, Security, and Sustainable Development.

This event was made possible by general support to CSIS.
Romina Bandura
Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development
James Michel
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Project on Prosperity and Development
Vice President for Policy, Learning and Strategy, USIP

Laurel Patterson

Senior Policy Advisor, Crisis, Fragility, and Resilience, UNDP