A New Deal for Fragile States?

Presentation by Fernanda Faria

Fernanda Faria
FriEnt | 2012

The New Deal, endorsed at the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan by members of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS), echoes much of the on going thinking on fragile states. In that sense, it’s not entirely new. However, for what it stresses and, above all, because it is endorsed by both international partners and a number of fragile states, it does have the potential to change international engagement in such contexts, if all the parties are indeed seriously committed to the engagements made in the New Deal.