Tag Archives: J.J. Messner

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights in Ghana

BY J.J. MESSNER AND HANNAH BLYTH With the government of Ghana announcing in 2014 that it would sign onto the VPs initiative as the first African nation to do so, it is now in the stages developing a VPs National Action Plan. Working with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Democracy, Rights and Labor, […]

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Measuring South Sudan: How Soon is Too Soon?

BY J.J. MESSNER Every year the Fragile States Index (FSI) receives its fair share of compliments and criticism, the former often from those who wish to highlight and measure the challenges faced by countries, the latter often from those whose interests or sensibilities have been offended. This is par for the course for any organization […]

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Predicting the World Cup (Assuming State Fragility Had Anything To Do With It)

BY J.J. Messner* Fund for Peace – Global Square Blog The Fragile States Index (FSI) is serious business, and it requires serious analysis and contemplation. Though the findings of the FSI should not be made light of, there is another pretty serious business going on right now: the World Cup. What if we combined these […]

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Measuring a country’s ability to absorb, adapt, or transform from shocks is necessary in the face of COVID-19 and climate change. The recent UNDP Arab Human Development Report highlights the importance of #resilience to the region’s recovery:

Arab Human Development Report 2022 Expanding Opportunities for an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery in the Post-Covid Era – Arab Human Development Report

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