This rapid review provides a short synthesis of some of the most recent, high quality literature on the topic of state fragility, security and political processes in the Central African Republic. It aims to orient policymakers to the key debates and emerging issues, and draws on 13 days of desk-based research. This rapid literature review examines the internal and external political processes, dynamics and actors that have led to the collapse of the state in CAR over the period 2003 and 2013. In particular, it charts the events and impacts of the national dialogue processes and peace agreements, and the resulting political settlements. It then examines the impact, challenges and lessons to be learned from the major security sector reform and disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programmes.
Herbert, S.; Dukham, N.; Debos, M. State fragility in the Central African Republic: What prompted the 2013 coup? Rapid literature review. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2013) 26 pp.