War and Economy
  • Fragile states are often perceived to be bad for business, but legitimate businesses exist and even prosper in such contexts. Moreover, they often are an overlooked and underappreciated resource in reducing fragility. This report discusses some of the ways in which businesses can contribute to reducing fragility and operate in regard to strategy, contract enforcement, and other aspects of firm behavior. The study was carried out in three conflict-affected jurisdictions: the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somaliland, and South Sudan.


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