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What is the (New) Deal with Fragile States?

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  • Wim Naudé

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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].

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Keywords: 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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  1. Stel, Nora, 2012. "Entrepreneurship and innovation in a hybrid political order: The case of Lebanon," MERIT Working Papers 078, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).

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