I am the Head of the State Fragility initiative (SFi) at the International Growth Centre (IGC). Based at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and operated in partnership with Oxford University, the IGC brings together a global network of leading researchers and in-country teams in Africa and South Asia to support partner governments with demand-led policy advice based on frontier research.
The SFi builds on the work of the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth, and Development to develop and promote actionable recommendations to address dimensions of state fragility.
Within IGC, I lead the initiative strategy and ensure its overall effectiveness at national, regional, and global scale, including liaising closely with SFi funders. I have overall responsibility for the continued quality of the initiative work which include:
national-level engagements with policymakers of countries undergoing pivotal moments, where exit from fragility may be possible, with the flagship engagement being in Yemen
the DFI Fragility Forum, which brings together DFIs to improve the effectiveness of job-creating private investment in fragile and conflict-affected environments, as well as broader work on development finance and private sector development in fragile contexts
programme of work on scaling up investments in energy access in fragile settings
thematic leadership on state fragility issues within the wider IGC.
Email: A.Ali49[at]lse.ac.uk or abdilahi.ali[at]theigc.org
Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com › abdi-ali-5b632416a
Ideas.repec profile: https://ideas.repec.org/f/pal833.html
Researcher ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5398-0450