CIFE Executive Training: Fragile States, Weak Institutions and Governance

Join us for a day-long Executive Training on Fragile states, weak institutions and governance - Strategy and policy challenges to stem mass (e)migration, brain drain and capital flight! 
An exclusive panel of seasoned professionals in the field will address the early warning signs of state collapse, assess the causes and consequences of institutional weakness and analyse the wide range of suitable policy responses. During this online workshop participants will have ample time to participate in the debate and engage with the experts in regular Q&A sessions.


Main takeaways 


  • identifying early warning signals of failed states
  • assessing the causes and consequences of institutional weakness
  • analysing the range of suitable policy responses
  • identifying sources of reliable data
  • participating in challenging cross-cultural debates

Date: Friday 30.4.2021
Working language: English

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Draft Schedule (all times CEST) - 30.4.2021

9.00  Arnaud Leconte - Welcome and Introduction
9.30 Michel-Henry Bouchet - Introduction to the Issue of Failed States and Institutional Weaknesses, with chat and Q&As
11.00 Cynthia Rocamora The Pioneering Work of Transparency International since the Late 1990s: Measuring Corruption across Countries and across Time, with chat and Q&A
12.30 Break/lunch

13.30 Sara Brimbeuf - Corruption, Capital Flight, and Stolen National Assets, with chat and Q&As
14.30 Thierry Apoteker - The Good Governance Data Challenge: How to Gather and Analyse Data to Transform Information into Robust Economic Intelligence Regarding Corruption, Governance, and Institutional Strength?, with chat and Q&As
16.00 Jean-Louis Arcand - Governance and Multinational Development Programmes: The Case in Maghreb and Sub-Saharan African Countries, with chat and Q&As
17.15 Arnaud Leconte - Conclusion

Programme Lead

Michel-Henry Bouchet
Michel-Henry Bouchet is Distinguished Global Finance Professor at SKEMA Business School and Strategy Adviser of investment funds. He specialises in global financial issues and country risk assessment. Dr. Bouchet (IEP Paris, Master and Pd.D. USC) has held high-level positions in international banking, including at BNP, the World Bank, and the Institute of International Finance in Washington, D.C., until being CEO of Owen Stanley Financial SA. See also Michel-Henry's blog.

Arnaud Leconte
Arnaud Leconte is Programme Director at CIFE of the Joint Master in Global Economic Governance and Public Affairs and former Senior Analyst at Wall Street Systems.





Thierry Apoteker
Thierry Apoteker is Chairman & Chief Economist of TAC Consulting, specialising in country risk issues and macroeconomic analysis. Graduated from HEC and Doctorate in Monetary Economics University Paris Dauphine). At Banque Indosuez (now Credit Agricole Indosuez / Calyon/ CACIB), he set up the country risk division before becoming the bank's chief economist and head of the Research Department. Thierry is a frequent lecturer on international economics in many academic institutions (HEC, IGR, ENSAI), as well as in international conferences.

Jean-Louis Arcand
Jean-Louis Arcand is Professor of International Economics and Head of International Economics Department at the Graduate Institute Geneva.
His areas of expertise are agriculture, land and rural development; decentralisation policies; development, cooperation and aid policies; global health governance; redistribution policies, social inequalities, poverty. He is an expert in the regions of Subsaharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa.

Sara Brimbeuf
Sara Brimbeuf works as Advocacy Officer for the restitution of diverted assets at Transparency International. She has several experiences in the fight against corruption within international organisations, non-governmental organisations and law firms.

Cynthia Rocamora
Cynthia Rocamora is Head of Fundraising at Transparency International. Previously, after working for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva on issues related to sovereign debt governance, she joined UNICEF in Marseille, France.



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