Sequencing reforms in fragile states

How can governments in fragile and conflict affected states (FCAS) plan and manage reforms when everything is urgent and important, and when capacity and resources are low? How can external actors strategically support the fulfilment of essential and expected state functions? This Topic Guide provides an overview of the evidence that examines the sequencing of statebuilding and peacebuilding reforms in FCAS.

GSDRC appreciates the contributions to this Guide of Rosemary Knight, Kate Whyte, Claire Mcloughlin, Graham Teskey, Edwina Thompson, and Ceri Hayes.

About this Topic Guide

This GSDRC Topic Guide was written by Siân Herbert (GSDRC, University of Birmingham; Its production was supported by the UK Government.

GSDRC Topic Guides aim to provide a clear, concise and objective report on findings from rigorous research on critical areas of development policy. Rather than provide policy guidance or recommendations, their purpose is to signpost policymakers and practitioners to the key debates and evidence on the topic of focus, to support informed decision-making.

Suggested citation

Herbert, S. (2014). Sequencing reforms in fragile states: Topic guide. Birmingham, UK: GSDRC, University of Birmingham.