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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