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Claire Elder

Claire Elder

Claire Elder is a post-doctoral fellow at LSE's Centre for Public Authority and International Development. Her research focuses on public authority and the political economy of state-building in weak states. She is currently undertaking two projects in Somalia – one on public contracting and political financing, and another on diaspora strategising and elite control.

The humanitarian response to COVID-19 in Somalia will increase capital flight and violent conflict

As Somalia braces for the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, debt relief will not help prepare it for the financial and political catastrophe ahead.

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