DP8285 Fragile States and Development Policy
|Author(s):||Timothy J. Besley, Torsten Persson|
|Publication Date:||March 2011|
|Keyword(s):||development, state fragility|
|JEL(s):||O10, O19, P45|
|Programme Areas:||Public Economics, Development Economics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=8285|
It is widely recognized that fragile states are key symptoms of under-development in many parts of the world. Such states are incapable of delivering basic services to their citizens and political violence is commonplace. As of yet, mainstream development economics has not dealt in any systematic way with such concerns and the implications for development assistance. This paper puts forward a framework for analyzing fragile states and applies it to a variety of development policies in different types of states.