A major reason why less developed countries fail to develop is the structural exclusion of large segments of their population from their economic, social and political development. In my estimation, roughly three billion people—one out of eve...▶
In response to David Sogge, Seth Kaplan adds five ways in which those working to develop or enhance social contracts can be more effective.▶
Guestblogger Seth Kaplan's second blog post on the rise of the g7+ group of 18 fragile and conflict-affected states▶
Guestblogger Seth Kaplan on the rise of the g7+ group of 18 fragile and conlfict-affected states▶
Small business are crucial in creating an inclusive economy. But the World Bank’s Doing Business Report does not focus on the most important issues they face.▶
Although many reports and books discuss the problems with development aid, few have been as bold in setting out so comprehensive an alternative vision.I complement the WRR on its work – but wonder to what extent the Netherlands will be able to imp...▶
Although the international community has focused on how to fix fragile states, none of its standard remedies has addressed the fundamental problems. Fractured societies require a new approach, one that is more firmly rooted in indigenous capacitie...▶
Seth Kaplan is a Professorial Lecturer in the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. He teaches, writes, and consults on issues related to fragile states, governance, and development. He is the author of Fixing Fragile States: A New Paradigm for Development (Praeger Security International, 2008) and Betrayed: Politics, Power, and Prosperity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). A Wharton MBA and Palmer scholar, Seth has worked for several large multinationals and founded four companies. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.