Chapter 7 - DFID guidance on working effectively in fragile states

Chapter 7 - DFID guidance on working effectively in fragile states

 

DFID guidance on working effectively in fragile states is the seventh of seven chapters in the fragile states topic guide. The full guide can be downloaded as a pdf.

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DFID guidance on working in fragile states

DFID has published guidance documents aimed at assisting DFID country offices and other international agencies to develop more effective responses to the challenges they face when working in conflict affected and fragile situations.

DFID, 2010, ‘Building Peaceful States and Societies: A DFID Practice Paper’, Department for International Development, London
This practice paper outlines DFID’s integrated approach to state-building and peace-building in fragile and conflict-affected countries. The approach is based on four objectives: (1) address the causes and effects of conflict and fragility, and build conflict resolution mechanisms; (2) support inclusive political settlements and processes; (3) develop core state functions; and (4) respond to public expectations.
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DFID, 2012, ‘Results in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States and Situations: How To Note’, Department for International Development, London
This note seeks to share good practice on measuring and managing for results in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. It builds on a stock take of DFID experience in six countries.
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DFID has also produced a series of Briefing Papers based on the OECD-DAC Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations, providing guidance on:

A summary note of these briefing papers is also available:

DFID, 2010, Working Effectively in Conflict-affected and Fragile Situations:  A Summary Note Department for International Development, London
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