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How to Deliver for Citizens in Fragile States After the Democracy Summit

Corinne Graff of the United States Institute of Peace considered the potential for the Summit to have a positive impact in fragile states. While the Summit focussed on several of the governance challenges that affect fragile states, notably anti-corruption, only 18 out of the 111 invitees were conflict-affected. Given that civil wars are increasingly shaped by global trends and transnational actors, Graff argues that democracy supporters should be more, rather than less inclusive of conflict-affected areas in multilateral efforts. The potential benefits of peer-to-peer engagement in fragile states are significant. She considers how to adapt existing policy and programmes to fragile contexts, and makes several recommendations.

Read the full piece here at the United States Institute of Peace.