Policy Papers - July 16, 2012
Busan and Beyond: Implementing the ''New Deal'' for Fragile States
Rachel Locke and Vanessa Wyeth
This issue brief outlines the development of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, explores the challenges and dilemmas the agreement raises, and examines prospects for its implementation, with a particular focus on the role of the United Nations.
To ensure successful implementation of the New Deal, the authors make a number of recommendations, including:
- As fragile states themselves take the lead on implementation, donors will need to take more of a back seat, investing more in their field missions to build trust on the ground.
- As global indicators are developed to track progress against the New Deal, they must be accompanied by country-specific indicators tailored to individual country contexts.
- The implementation process should involve inclusive dialogue between the government and population. Similarly, the anti-corruption efforts favored by donors won’t be successful without popular support.
The Global Observatory
Unclear Strategy in Mali Leads Western Powers Toward Same Mistakes
Conventional military operations cannot defeat terrorism and guerrilla warfare and may, on the contrary, exacerbate the threat.
Key Global Events to Watch in May
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
Top 10 Issues to Watch in 2013: The Multilateral Arena
Ten key issues that are likely to impact global affairs in international peace, security, and development.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.
May 14, 2013
2013 Vienna Seminar: The Dangerous Nexus of Crime, Conflict, and Terrorism
On May 14-15, the IPI Vienna Seminar took place, focusing on the dangerous nexus between crime, conflict and terrorism, particularly in failing states. This 43rd session of the Vienna Seminar–which was held in the historic Marble Hall of the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs–was attended by over one hundred participants from around the world,
May 10, 2013
SRSG Ramos-Horta Optimistic for Stability in Guinea-Bissau
In his briefing to the Security Council the day before appearing at IPI on May 10th, José Ramos-Horta, Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Guinea-Bissau, told the Council that the beleaguered country “exists in name only.”
May 08, 2013
Holmes on the Reality of Relief Aid
“People fail to understand that what we’re saying is something intensely practical and down-to-earth and not something rather theoretical and ivory tower,” said John Holmes, author of the book, The Politics of Humanity: the Reality of Relief Aid, at an IPI Beyond the Headlines event on May 8th.