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What is the (New) Deal with Fragile States?

By Wim Naudé

Abstract

Poor governance and lack of state capabilities in around 45 countries pose a threat to global security and development. The involvement of the international community is required to help these states break out of their low development– high-conflict traps. Recent years have seen a number of notable initiatives, including a “New Deal on Fragile States” announced in November 2011 by the g7+ and their international partners. This Policy Brief casts some light on this New Deal from the perspective of the UNU-WIDER research project “Fragility and Development”. [UNU_WIDER Policy Brief No.1, 2012]. URL:[http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/policy-briefs/en_GB/unupb1-2012/_files/87191125294841864/default/UNUpb2012-1.pdf].Fragile States, Poor governance, global security, low development– high-conflict traps, Fragility, Development, states, risk, stabilization, middle-income countries, poverty, external shocks, Vulnerability

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