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UNU-WIDER What is the (New) Deal with Fragile States?

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A teenager wears torn rubber boots in a muddy local market in Bac Ha, Viet Nam. As of 2005 figures, half the world population—more than 3 billion people–is estimated to live on less than USD 2.50 a day. Bac Ha, Viet Nam. UN Photo/Kibae Park.

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What is the (New) Deal with Fragile States?

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”.
Publisher:
United Nations University
Series:
UNU Policy Brief
Volume:
01/2012
Title:
What is the (New) Deal with Fragile States?
Authors:
Wim Naudé
Publication date:
February 2012
ISSN Web:
1814-8026
ISBN 13 Print:
978-92-808-3097-2
Copyright holder:
© UNU
Copyright year:
2012
Project:
Fragility and Development
Format:
online and printed copies
 
Licensed under the Creative Commons Deed "Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5"

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