The current survey identifies a number of dominant themes in francophone
academic considerations of state fragility, state-building and
peace-building. It also offers a general evaluation of the quality of
research from which these themes are drawn. The survey includes a brief
summary of key policy statements on state fragility from France. The
paper will enable DFID researchers, policy planners and
Conflict/Governance Advisers to frame their own knowledge of this field
in the context of the francophone academic approach to it, and
familiarise themselves with the basics of France’s policy on state
Evans, W. DFID Evidence Product &#8211; Literature Review. A review of the francophone academic literature on peacebuilding and statebuilding. DFID, London, UK (2011) 42 pp.
DFID Evidence Product – Literature Review. A review of the francophone academic literature on peacebuilding and statebuilding.