The scale and complexity of problems related to corruption in poor governance and emergency environments can at times seem insurmountable. At present an estimated 900 million1 people, live in fragile states, one of several concepts devised to describe states where weak state capacity and/or political will hinders the development and implementation of pro-poor policies.2 The concept generally refers to a broad range of failing (Zimbabwe), failed (DRC), and recovering states (Sierra Leone). However, the distinction among them is not always clear in practice, as fragile states rarely travel a predictable path of failure and recovery.

Fuente: Anti-corruption Resource Centre – U4

Año: 2007

Idioma: Inglés