|Dr. Gregory Wilson, Governance and Public Sector Management|
Governance is never more important in humanitarian crises in time of conflict. Aid programming in fragile and conflict-affected environments is often hamstrung by the assumption that state systems always break down in conflict environments. This limits programming in areas where there are humanitarian operations, which are normally designed, managed and delivered by external parties and thus rarely start the process of rebuilding state systems or ‘state-like’ systems. In this article for the ODI Humanitarian Policy Network, Dr. Gregory Wilson of Antylles and Zane Kanderian of ASI look at a Syrian case study.