The Fragile States Principles (FSPs)

 

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The Fragile States Principles (FSPs) provide a set of guidelines for actors involved in development co-operation, peacebuilding, statebuilding and security in fragile and conflict-affected states. Widely accepted as a point of reference, the FSPs were first adopted by OECD ministers in 2007. 


These principles were established because fragile states require different responses than those applied in better performing countries. These states face severe development challenges such as insecurity, weak governance, limited administrative capacity, chronic humanitarian crises, persistent social tensions, violence or the legacy of civil war. Read more...

 

THE 10 FRAGILE STATES PRINCIPLES

 1.   Take context as the starting point

 2.   Ensure all activities do no harm

 3.   Focus on state building as the central objective

 4.   Prioritise prevention

 5.   Recognise the links between political, security and development objectives

 6.   Promote non discrimination as a basis for inclusive and stable societies

 7.   Align with local priorities in different ways and in different contexts

 8.   Agree on practical co-ordination mechanisms between international actors

 9.   Act fast… but stay engaged long enough to give success a chance

10.  Avoid pockets of exclusion (“aid orphans”)

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What's New

 

Update on the Integrated Paris Declaration and Fragile States Principles Monitoring Survey

29-Apr-2011

National consultations have been held in all 13 countries and territories participating in the 2011 integrated monitoring surveys for the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations. The consultations were all organised locally by host governments with support from UNDP and other international stakeholders. Read more...

 

2011 FSP Survey: National consultations have started

15-Mar-2011

The 2011 round of the Fragile States Principles Survey is well underway. Comoros, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Timor-Leste and Togo are having their National Consultation meeting this week. Read more about current and upcoming consultations...

 

Conference - "Fragile states: the final frontier"

07-Oct-2010

Although fragile states are furthest from achieving the Millennium Development Goals, engagement in these states is often questioned due to the perception that these states are corrupt, bellicose and generally risky. To examine the evidence from the ground, a half-day conference was held 19 October in Paris. Conference - "Fragile states: the final frontier"

 

Preparations for the 2011 FSP Survey are underway

14-Sept-2010

Fourteen countries and regions have requested to take part in the 2011 round of the monitoring survey of the Fragile States Principles. Preparations are underway. Read more...

 

DFID Briefing Papers on Fragile States Principles

31-May-2010
The Department for International Development (DFID) has produced a series of briefing papers based on the OECD-DAC Principles for good international engagement in fragile states and situations.

 

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