This Interactive Brainstorm looked at the phenomenon of informal economies in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS) and its entanglement with security and justice provision. By highlighting such connections this event aimed to increase our understanding of how security and justice provision interacts (for better or worse) with the everyday realities of economic informality in fragile contexts.

In order to achieve this, this daylong workshop brought together experts from diverse backgrounds for an open-minded exploration of the interplay between economic informality and security and justice provision in fragile environments, to:
Gain a better appreciation of the systemic connections between economic informality and security and justice provision in fragile environments, their broader consequences in terms of fragility and conflict, and their relevance for policy and programming;
By discussing a number of empirical cases and engaging in parallel, focused discussions;
Possibly leading to a preliminary research and policy agenda, which can inform further work in this particular thematic area.
For more information on the event, please have a look at the concept note, or contact Bart Weijs of the Platform Secretariat.

The Secretariat of the Platform is run jointly by The Hague Institute for Global Justice and the Clingendael Conflict Research Unit. And perhaps a link to our website:

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