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Addressing Fragility: A New Learning Agenda

27 Oct 2016 0:0

By the United States Institute of Peace 

This brief is part of a series authored by scholars from the three institutions that build on the chair report to discuss the implications of fragility on existing U.S. tools, strategic interests and challenges. You can find previous briefs here

The goal of this paper is to describe what we need to do to develop and implement a more robust and effective learning agenda focused on addressing fragility that effectively informs policy decisions. In doing so, the paper will discuss both what we need to learn and how we need to learn. In particular, the paper makes three overarching recommendations:

  1. Focus our learning agenda on the “collective wisdom” on supporting peace and stability in fragile states articulated in the FSG paper.
  2. Prioritize developing a better understanding of how to foster inclusion across all social sectors and addressing the challenges to “working politically” that often hinder research on inclusion.
  3. Develop and support learning systems that create rapid feedback loops and that break down the distinction between learning and implementation.

For more information about this particular brief, click here