Artikelen van Society for International Development


The Role of the State in Development:The Case of Fragile States

More than one billion people live in fragile states. These countries face great development challenges, and progress remains elusive. Poverty rates are higher than in other low-income countries and states are unable to deliver basic services to their citizens. Internationally, many attempts have been made to ‘fix’ fragile states, but most of these efforts were […]

The role of the state in the development process: Notes from Africa

The state has traditionally been assigned a leading role in the development process. While views have changed over the decades regarding the relative merits of state intervention versus the private sector, the state remains the mainstay of international diplomatic relations and law. It is the building block of the international system. Yet of the United […]