Think global, act global: Confronting global factors that influence conflict and fragility
OECD-DAC paper now out for consultation
This paper is the principal output of the research project Global Factors Influencing the Risk of Conflict and Fragility, commissioned by the OECD and INCAF in September 2011. It was conducted by a consortium of universities and think tanks: The International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (Canada); Geopolicity (United Arab Emirates); the Clingendael Institute (the Netherlands), Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of African Economies (United Kingdom), Royal Military College (Canada), Saferworld (UK) and Cranfield University (UK). The OECD, Cranfield University and Saferworld managed and co-ordinated the research team. The aim of the project was to open a new dimension for OECD/INCAF work by identifying how global influences on fragility and conflict can be confronted effectively.
Its aim is to stimulate reflection and discussion during a consultation period from September to the end of 2012 with a broad range of stakeholders, such as OECD members, the UN system, the international financial institutions, the European Union and the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding.
The aim of this consultation period is to identify and agree a few promising initiatives for strategic international action that can confront some of these global factors. The entry points proposed in Section 5 offer starting points for discussion. They are all in need of greater detail and better linkage with existing initiatives. The OECD invites key stakeholders to engage on these issues.
A final version of this paper will be published early 2013, reflecting inputs, debates and corrections.
This synthesis draws on thematic publications, including the OECD-DAC report on International markets for security and military assistance by Saferworld's Roy Isbister and Tom Donnelly. Click here for the full report.
Date: September 2012