The EU’s engagement with states in situation of fragility: state of play The EU and its Member States are collectively the world’s largest providers of development aid. Through the New Deal, the EU and The Netherlands committed to support countries in situations of fragility such as Somalia, Afghanistan and South Sudan to establish functioning and accountable institutions that deliver basic services and support poverty reduction.
Issues to be addressed:
· What is the state of play of the EU’s and the Netherlands engagement with states in situation of fragility?
· What is the EU doing to implement the relevant frameworks related to fragility and statebuilding (e.g. the OECD-DAC’s policy guidance on ‘Supporting Statebuilding
in Situations of Conflict and Fragility’, the World Development Report 2011, etc.)?
· What lessons can be drawn from the establishment of the New Deal and the implementation of the Compacts with Somalia and South Sudan?
Moderator: Frauke de Weijer, ECDPM
· Kornelia Kiss, Fragility and Crisis Management Unit, European Commission
· Corina van der Laan, Stability and Rule of Law division, Dutch MFA
· Kathelijne Schenkel, Pax
Followed by a facilitated discussion