Fragile states should not be left behind in development co-operation

Written by Habib Mayar, Senior Policy Specialist at the g7+ Secretariat, writing on the Effective Development Cooperation blog:

“Of the 7 billion people in the world, 1.5 billion live in situations of conflict and fragility. The g7+ is a voluntary association bringing together ministers and policy makers from fragile and conflict affected situations to share experiences on the common challenges their countries face. These lessons help advocate for the forming of global, regional and national development co-operation policies that suit these countries’ particular contexts.

On the eve of the Busan Partnership launch, the group, along with its development partners under the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, agreed on the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States as a new paradigm for international co-operation with fragile and conflict affected  states. Endorsed as an integral component of the Busan Partnership, there have been great achievements in implementing the principles agreed under the New Deal since 2011.

In line with the New Deal principles, several g7+ countries have conducted country-led and owned fragility assessments, the results of which, based on each unique context, are helping shape national development strategies.”

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