Libya suffers from an interlinked political, security and economic crisis that is weakening state institutions, damaging its economy, and facilitating the proliferation of non-state armed groups. 

The state’s fragmentation has provided a fertile environment for the development of a pervasive war economy, which is highly damaging for the future of the state. Libya’s Conflict Economy is a major project which seeks to map and understand this development and examines how it is undermining peace efforts and fuelling state disintegration.