Participants of the national consultation on the FSPs (Sierra Leone, October 2009)
The implementation of the Fragile States Principles (FSPs) is monitored through a voluntary survey which relies on national consultations.
The survey’s objective is to take stock of international engagement and its impact in participating countries.
2009 FSP Survey
2011 FSP Survey
Objectives of the national consultations:
- Stimulate multi-stakeholder dialogue at country-level about international engagement in fragile states
- Provide evidence of progress and bottlenecks in the implementation of the FSPs
- Provide incentives for international actors to implement the fragile states principles
The findings of the FSP Survey are published in a Global Report and a series of Country Reports. Read the 2009 reports...
Co-ordination with the monitoring survey of the Paris Declaration
The Fragile States Principles are complementary to the Paris Declaration, which notes the need to adapt and apply aid effectiveness principles to differing country situations, particularly fragile states. They also reach beyond aid effectiveness issues to include substantive policy themes such as security, governance and policy coherence.
The monitoring surveys for the Paris Declaration and the Fragile States Principles are closely co-ordinated to build synergies and minimize the burden on participating countries. As such, the 2011 FSP Survey coincides with the third round of the Paris Declaration Monitoring Survey. The OECD DAC Working Party on Aid Effectiveness has established a forum to help co-ordinate these two processes. With the exception of Timor-Leste, all participating countries of the 2009 FSP Survey also participated in the Paris Declaration Monitoring Survey.
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has published a number of briefing papers on the Fragile States Principles: Analysing conflict and fragility; Do no harm; Links between politics, security and development; Promoting non-discrimination; Aligning with local priorities; Practical coordination mechanisms; Act fast...but stay engaged; Risk management and Monitoring and evaluation.
Good Practice Cases
In preparation for the 2011 round of the FSP Survey, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a paper that illustrates how the Fragile States Principles can be supported through practical programming approaches. Click here to read the full report (pdf, 664.2 kB).
2009 Survey of the Fragile States Principles
Monitoring the Fragile States Principles: Reflections on Issues of Capacity and Capacity Development
2011 Survey of the Fragile States Principles