The Stanley Foundation

Halting the Slide Toward Failure

More than a billion people across 60 nations are living in fragile or failing states, like Haiti, Bosnia, the DRC and East Timor. What is needed to stabilize these particular countries?

An Experiment in Building Peace

The UN Peacebuilding Commission provides "quick win" interventions in fragile states. But can it prove effective in Africa when confusion about the concept and infrastructure of peacebuilding remains?