Category Archives: Hannah Blyth

From Commitment to Impact: A Guide for Local Working Groups on Business, Security & Human Rights

BY J.J. MESSNER DE LATOUR, HANNAH BLYTH, AND MARLENE WAFLER* Innovative local-level mechanisms for fostering implementation of good practices in the field of business, security and human rights exist in many contexts and are linked to different policy frameworks. This Guide provides good practices and insights to support the development and successful implementation of local […]

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Human Rights and Business Roundtable Annual Report 2018

BY THE FUND FOR PEACE The mission of The Human Rights & Business Roundtable is to promote the rule of law and open societies. Launched in 1996, the Roundtable was the first forum designed for multinational businesses and mainstream human rights organizations to discuss issues of common concern in an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust, […]

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Fragile States Index 2019

BY FUND FOR PEACE The Fragile States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The […]

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Ethiopia on the Rise

BY HANNAH BLYTH AND DANIET MOGES Ethiopia experienced a momentous year of political transformation in 2018. Despite a steadily worsening trend over the decade to 2017, Ethiopia is the most-improved country on the 2019 Fragile States Index (FSI). Improving by 5.3 points to a score of 94.2 in this year’s FSI, the country‘s performance could […]

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Voluntary Principles Annual Report 2018

BY THE FUND FOR PEACE FFP is highly active within the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR). The following report detailing FFP’s work was presented at the annual VPSHR Plenary. Download the full report in PDF format .

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Voluntary Principles in Ghana: Final Project Report

BY HANNAH BLYTH AND J.J. MESSNER In July 2015, Fund For Peace (FFP) began what would become a crucial contribution to the security and human rights landscape in Ghana. Partnering with the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) Ghana, we set out to implement a three-year program on the Voluntary Principles in Security and Human […]

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Scraping the Barrel: Oil-Dependent Venezuela in Free-Fall

BY HANNAH BLYTH When the 14-year rule of the populist President Hugo Chávez came to an end upon his death in 2013, Venezuela was already well down the path to instability. Chávez’s death made way for his handpicked successor Nicolás Maduro who, in stark contrast to Chávez’s cult of personality, many Venezuelans have come to […]

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Fragile States Index 2018 – Annual Report

BY J.J. MESSNER, NATE HAKEN, PATRICIA TAFT, IGNATIUS ONYEKWERE, HANNAH BLYTH, CHARLES FIERTZ, CHRISTINA MURPHY, AMANDA QUINN, MCKENZIE HORWITZ   The Fragile States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state […]

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Human Rights & Business Roundtable Annual Report 2017

The mission of The Human Rights & Business Roundtable is to promote the rule of law and open societies. Launched in 1996, the Roundtable was the first forum designed for multinational businesses and mainstream human rights organizations to discuss issues of common concern in an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust, and confidentiality. Today, the Roundtable […]

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Operation Vanguard Pre-Deployment Training

BY HANNAH BLYTH In July 2017, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources announced the rollout of a new Multi-Sectoral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) designed to disband small scale illegal mining. The MMIP’s implementation has so far focused only on the immediate security concerns – establishing a permanent joint task force (JTF) of military and […]

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US social disintegration? A new article in @derspiegel by @Oehmke offers a European perspective & draws on FFP’s Fragile State Index to reflect on social cohesion trends: #US #uspolitics #fragilestate #socialcohesion #SystemicRacism @NBCSNL @ChappeIIeShow

Where Did America Go Wrong? - Opinion - DER SPIEGEL - International

Despite Donald Trump's defeat, the United States still appears to be in a state of moral decay. A DER SPIEGEL correspondent reflects on his five years...

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FFP’s Fragile State Index is referenced in article by Good Governance Africa to account for recent governance trends in Uganda and shed light on the country’s future: @GGA_org #Africa #Uganda #governance #fragility #stability #Musevini #democracy #BobiWine

Reading between the lines of #UgandanLivesMatter and the effects of poor governance - GGA

Media Release:  Our continent has had its share of despots in the post-colonial era. There was a time when it looked like they were on their way out....

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