The purpose of this paper is to provide an analytical framework that can be used to: (1) identify existing gaps in state capacity to deliver services; and (2) examine how international actors’ capacity support programmes work in practice, and assess the extent to which they are fit for purpose in a given context. While the framework has been developed with a thematic emphasis on state capacity to carry out service delivery functions, it can also be used to study a wider set of state functions.
Mallett, R.; Harvey, P.; Slater, R. How to study capacity support to states in fragile and conflict-affected situations: an analytical framework. SLRC Working Paper 15. Overseas Development Institute, London, UK (2014) 26 pp.