The State Fragility initiative develops and promotes actionable recommendations to address the issue of state fragility. It builds on the work of the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development. Reducing State Fragilities has established the Council on State Fragility, composed of eminent world leaders who will build consensus on new approaches among major international institutions and countries affected by conflict and fragility; it also supports the DFI Fragility Forum, a forum of almost 30 development finance institutions working collaboratively to increase the effectiveness of their operations and investments in fragile contexts.
Cities that Work is an IGC initiative that builds on work to translate economic research and practical insight into clear urban policy guidance. The Cities that Work Council is chaired by Ed Glaeser (Harvard) and is made up of Mohammed Adjei Sowah (Mayor of Accra), Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr (Mayor of Freetown), Paul Collier (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford), Jonathan Leape (IGC), Jennifer Musisi (Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority), Naison Mutizwa-Mangiza (Director, Regional Office for Africa, UN-Habitat), Shoaib Rahim (Acting Mayor of Kabul), Tony Venables (Oxford), and Astrid Haas (Cities that Work Manager, IGC).