This web-based application portal consolidates information on Fragile States, providing a one-stop-shop platform to navigate these indicators and their documents and offer customized tools for data management, analysis and display. The AfDB Fragile States Portal (FSP) features visually-compelling interactive maps, insightful and informative reports and an analytical interface to view data in one user-friendly platform.
The Fragile States featured in this Portal are the ones eligible to the AfDB Fragile States Facility.
The portal provides comprehensive guidance on economic and social data for fragile state economies from various institutions and public and private sources as well as AfDB project and research sources. Factors leading to fragility such as structural and economic factors; political and institutional factors, social factors and international factors are included.
The availability of this information aims at facilitating the Bank and other stakeholders to make strategic choices and define overall objectives. We trust the indicators included in this Portal will assist users in monitoring the impact of statebuilding interventions and measuring progress for the accountability of governments toward their citizens as well as development partners. Defining goals, setting timelines, and establishing performance benchmarks represent political commitments and need to be appropriate to the context. Monitoring and evaluation indicators need to account for the long time frames involved in any fragile or conflict-affected setting.
The Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project, a collaborative project between the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) and the Women and International Law Program (WILP) at American University Washington College of Law, has launched a new website,www.genderjurisprudence.org.
The centerpiece of the website is the Gender Jurisprudence Collections (GJC), a powerful database containing more than 26,000 documents including judgments, decisions, orders, and other documents issued by international/ized criminal courts and tribunals. The documents are easily searchable for issues relating to sexual and gender-based violence.
The GJC contains close to 1,700 documents that have been identified as containing gender issues and are coded for key concepts, eliminating researchers' need to sift through extraneous documents. The newly redesigned site makes searching the database even easier.
The Security Governance Group is a private research and consulting firm headquartered in Waterloo, Canada, and specializing in the security dimensions of state building, peace building and post-conflict reconstruction. The firm combines grassroots, field-based practitioner experience and policy expertise with excellence in research and analysis. Our staff and associates have been at the forefront of the development and implementation of security sector reform and related areas like the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of combatants.
In addition to our experienced staff and associates, we maintain a global, multidisciplinary roster of experts, carefully selected to provide a range of thematic, geographic and policy expertise. Experts can be rapidly deployed to meet client needs. Among the services we offer are: project assessments, monitoring and evaluation; project design and development; risk analysis and reporting; and training and capacity building.
Innovation is one of our core values. We seek to leverage technology in our work, developing software tools for e-conferencing, long-distance learning and communications that are tailored to our clients, including governments, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and think tanks.
Rule of Law TopicsPage that provides a short primer on over 100 different rule of law issues;
Afghanistan Country Page that provides a comprehensive overview of rule of law in Afghanistan, including primers on Afghanistan’s laws, its government, its justice system and an Afghanistan-specific rule of law digital library;
Facilitated Dialogue Forum where members can come together to discuss big picture rule of law issues. Facilitated Dialogues will be hosted by leading scholars and practitioners in the rule of law field, who will pose a powerful question to catalyze a dialogue;
Practitioners Guide Series (forthcoming) that distils best practices and approaches in key rule of law areas. INPROL will soon be launching a guide on common law and civil law systems. A further guide on Islamic Law will be launched in the coming months; and
Enhanced Member Connection Features that will allow members to search the member database more easily, identifying members on the basis of the country they work in, their organization or their areas of expertise. Members will also be able to “follow” other members’ activity on the website and send personal messages to one another.
The Digital Library now houses over 3,000 rule of law resources on 100 different rule of law topics;
The News and Features Page includes blogs and news items on new and exciting rule of law initiatives and success stories from the field; and