Fragile situations: Bibliography


Barder, Owen 2009. Beyond Planning: Markets and Networks for Better Aid. Working Paper 185. Washington: Centre for Global Development

Barltrop, Richard 2010. Leadership, trust and legitimacy on Southern Sudan’s Transition after 2005. For Capacity for Development. A Global Event Working Paper. New York: UNDP.

Baser, Heather and Morgan, Peter 2008, Capacity, Change and Performance. Maastricht: European Centre for Development Policy Management.

Brinkerhoff, Derick 2009. “Decentralized local governance in fragile states: learning from Iraq” in International Review of Administrative Sciences 75(4). Brussels: International Institute of Administrative Sciences.

Brinkerhoff, Derick 2007. Capacity Development in Fragile States. Maastricht: European Centre for Development Policy Management.

Brown, M. Anne 2009. Security, Development and the Nation-Building Agenda. Birmingham: Governance and Social Development Resource Centre.

EuropeAid 2010 draft. Technical Cooperation in Fragile Situations: Draft Guidance Note.  Brussels EuropeAid. (Nils Boesen)
This note gives operational advice on how to implement the European Commission’s reform of technical cooperation (the Backbone Strategy) in fragile situations. The note aims to assist users to find least-harm responses to the multiple dilemmas faced in fragile and conflict situations.

Gamble, Jamie 2008. A Developmental Evaluation Primer. Montreal: McConnell Foundation.  

Hanson, Fergus 2010. What makes a leader? Mapping Leadership in our region. Sydney, Australia: Lowry Institute for international Policy.

Hosono, Akio, Honda, Shunichiro, Sato, Mine and Ono, Mai 2011. “Inside the Black Box of Capacity Development" in Homi, Kharas, Makino, Koji and Jung, Woojin ed. 2011 Catalyzing Development: A New Vision for Aid, Brookings Institution Press, Washington D.C.

Irini, George Emile 2008. 1975-2008: Pulling Lebanon Together. Papers IEMED.

Jackson, Dr. Paul Jackson and Albrecth, Peter October 2008. Issues and Themes of the Sierra Leone Security System Transformation Process, 1997-2007 October 2008.  Paper No 1 of a series of 12 on Security System Transformation in Sierra Leone, 1997-2007. Published with support of the UK Government Global Conflict Prevention Pool.

Land, Tony, Hauck, Volker and Baser, Heather 2009. Capacity development: between planned interventions and emergent processes: implications for development cooperation. Maastricht: European Centre for Development Policy Management.
This paper draws on the findings of the study by ECDPM entitled Capacity, Change and Performance. One of the most compelling conclusions of that study is the need for the development community to reflect critically about the way it approaches capacity development work and particularly the appropriateness of approaches that are informed exclusively by a technocratic and linear planning logic. This logic tends to underestimate the importance of politics, culture and historical context and to rely on the application of best practice solutions.

Missika, Bathylle 2010.  Capacity Development in Fragile States: Some Lessons from Haiti. Paris: OECD, Partnership for Democratic governance.

Morgan, Peter 2010 draft. Donor Support for Capacity Development in Post-Conflict States: Reflections from Two Case studies in West Africa. Washington: World Bank Institute and Geneva: UNDP, BCPR.
This paper was prepared as part of a joint initiative by the World Bank’s Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Group and the UNDP’s Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Recovery Bureau to strengthen their analytical work and guidance to country offices in the area of statebuilding and to extend inter-agency cooperation at headquarters and field level. It is based on case studies in two countries – Liberia and Sierra Leone.  

Morgan, Peter 2009a. Draft Report of the Technical Mission to Sierra Leone on State-building in Fragile and Post-Conflict Contexts. Washington: World Bank Institute and New York: UNDP, BCPR.

Morgan, Peter 2009b. Draft Parallel Implementation Systems, Capacity and Performance in Sierra Leone.  Washington: World Bank Institute and New York: UNDP, BCPR.

OECD/DAC 2010a draft. International Support to Statebuilding in Situations of Fragility and Conflict. Paris: OECD.
This guidance document was developed by the International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF) and builds on substantive conceptual and evidence-based work carried out over the past three years. It provides a conceptual framework on how to think about statebuilding in fragile situations and provides a comprehensive set of recommendations on how development partners should rethink and reorient their support for it. 

OECD/DAC 2010b. Do No Harm: International Support for Statebuilding. Paris: OECD.  (James Putzel)
This publication addresses two questions: what are the negative impacts that donor interventions can have on statebuilding and what measures should donors take to avoid such negative impacts? Do No Harm argues that the challenges of statebuilding are such that donors must develop a sophisticated understanding of political processes, patterns of state-society relations and sources of legitimacy in the countries where they are operating.

OECD/DAC 2010c. Fragile States Principles Monitoring Survey: Global Report: Monitoring the Principles for Good Engagement in Fragile States and Situations. Paris: OECD
This report is on the monitoring of the Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations first adopted in 2006.  The findings and recommendations have been agreed upon, in the 6 countries concerned, by a diverse range of stakeholders through a transparent consultation process.  The work is premised on the assumption that fragile situations require different responses than more stable situations.

OECD/DAC 2010d. Monitoring the Principles for Good Engagement in Fragile States and Situations.  Country Report 1: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Paris: OECD

OECD/DAC 2010e. Monitoring the Principles for Good Engagement in Fragile States and Situations.  Country Report 2: Central African Republic. Paris: OECD

OECD/DAC 2010f. Monitoring the Principles for Good Engagement in Fragile States and Situations.  Country Report 3: Democratic Republic of the Congo. Paris: OECD

OECD/DAC 2010g. Monitoring the Principles for Good Engagement in Fragile States and Situations.  Country Report 5: Sierra Leone. Paris: OECD

OECD/DAC 2010h. Monitoring the Principles for Good Engagement in Fragile States and Situations.  Country Report 6: Republic of East Timor. Paris: OECD

OECD/DAC 2010i. Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Priorities and Challenges: A Synthesis of Findings from Seven Multi-Stakeholder Consultations. Paris: OECD.
This paper identifies bottlenecks and emerging good practice on peacebuilding and statebuilding based on seven multi-stakeholder consultations: Burundi, Central African Republic, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan and Timor-Leste.  These were carried out as part of a broader and on-going Dialogue among representatives of national and regional governments, bilateral and multilateral development partners and civil society in conversation about improving peacebuilding and statebuilding efforts in fragile and conflict-affected situations. 

OECD/DAC 2010j. The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding: Contribution of Liberia. Paris: OECD.

OECD/DAC 2010k. The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding: Contribution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Paris: OECD.

OECD/DAC 2010l. The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding: Contribution of Burundi. Paris: OECD.

OECD/DAC 2010m. The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding: Contribution of Afghanistan.  Paris: OECD.

OECD/DAC 2010n. The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding: Contribution of Timor-Leste. Paris: OECD.

OECD/DAC 2010o. The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding: Contribution of Sierra Leone.  Paris: OECD.

OECD/DAC 2010p. The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding: Contribution of Southern Sudan.  Paris: OECD.

OECD/DAC 2010q. Transition Financing: Building a Better Response. Paris: International Network on Conflict and Fragility.

OECD/DAC 2009a. Southern Perspectives on Capacity Development: “Time to Act and Learn”.  Issues Brief 6.  Paris: OECD.

OECD/DAC 2009b. From Good Principles to Better Practice: An OECD Perspective on Capacity Development. Issues brief 3, July 2009. Paris: OECD.

OECD/DAC 2009c. Capacity Development Learning: Capacity Development of Country Systems.     Issues Brief 1. Paris: OECD.

OECD/DAC 2009d. Note resulting from the OECD Informal Group on Capacity Development Event: “Capacity building in fragile situations”. April 2009. Paris: OECD (Nils Boesen).

OECD/DAC 2009e. Note resulting from the OECD Informal Group on Capacity Development Event: “Capacity building in fragile situations” April 28, 2009. Paris: OECD/DAC (Nils Boesen).

OECD/DAC 2008a. Statebuilding in Situations of Fragility. Paris: OECD.

OECD/DAC 2008b. Concepts and Dilemmas of Statebuilding in Fragile Situations: From Fragility to Resilience. Paris: DAC (Bruce Jones).
An independent study commissioned by the DAC Fragile States Group and prepared by the Center on International Cooperation at New York University and the International Peace Academy, it aims to address the intellectual shortcomings of the concept of statebuilding and to bring greater clarity to discussions on fragility, resilience and statebuilding.

OECD/DAC 2007. The Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations.Paris: OECD, Development Cooperation Directorate.

Osmani, Rohullah 2010. Presentation to the First Meeting of the International Dialogue Working Group on External Assistance to Capacity Development,The International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding. 18th November 2010, Conference Centre. Paris: OECD.

Paris, Roland and Sisk, Timothy 2008. The Dilemmas of Statebuilding: Confronting the Contradictions of Postwar Peace Operations. London and New York: Routledge.
This book explores the contradictions which emerge in international statebuilding efforts in war-torn societies. It argues that such efforts are necessary but fraught with contradictions and vexing dilemmas.

Pollitt, Christopher and Geert Bouckaert 2004. Public Management Reform: A Comparative Analysis.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Suchman, Mark C 1996. ”Managing Legitimacy: Strategic and Institutional Approaches” in Academy of Management Review, Vol 21, number 3, pp 571-410.

UNDP 2009. Capacity Development:  A UNDP Primer.  New York: UNDP, Capacity Development Group.

Wolpe, Howard and McDonald, Steve 2008. “Democracy and Peace-Building: Re-thinking the Conventional Wisdom” in The Round Table, vol 97, No 394, p 137-145.

World Bank/UNDP 2008. Key Concepts and Operational Implications in Two Fragile States: The Case of Sierra Leone and Liberia. Washington World Bank: Fragility and Conflict. (Sue Ingram)