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5 things needed to turn the SDGs into reality | Devex

5 things needed to turn the SDGs into reality | Devex | Aid in Fragile States | Scoop.it

Now that the sustainable development goals are — in the main — agreed, what needs to happen to turn this global manifesto into a national policy agenda?

The clock to SDG attainment will start ticking Jan. 1, 2016. Here are five things that will be important to ensure the much-debated goals and targets — and the overarching vision of a new future for everyone — actually start to be implemented.

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M23 in the DRC: Support Networks

M23 in the DRC: Support Networks | Aid in Fragile States | Scoop.it

The eastern DRC remains plagued by dozens of foreign and regional armed groups. The M23 rebel group emerged in 2012 as one of the most formidable armed groups in DRC, carrying out brutal attacks, executing prisoners of war, and recruiting child soldiers. The group collapsed in November 2013 following a military campaign by the Congolese armed forces, backed by the UN Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO). Even so, the UN Group of Experts reported in December 2013 that a number of sanctioned M23 leaders continue to move freely in Uganda and that M23 members continue to openly recruit members in Rwanda despite declaring an end to their rebellion on 5 November 2013. Also, numerous armed groups in the DRC continue to pose security threats, such as the FDLR and ADF, who are responsible for grave human rights violations and massive displacement.

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Africa’s Fragile States Need Extra Help « ISN Blog

Africa’s Fragile States Need Extra Help « ISN Blog | Aid in Fragile States | Scoop.it

In a recent policy paper, Africa’s 55 countries have been classified as either ‘more fragile’ or ‘more resilient’. By 2050 more than 1 billion people, about half Africa’s population, are forecast to be living in ‘more fragile’ countries. Yet this number could be reduced to only 372 million, or 16% of the continent’s population, with the right interventions.

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Evaluation of World Bank Group's Assistance to FCS: 7 Lessons for the Peacebuilding Community | DM&E For Peacebuilding

Evaluation of World Bank Group's Assistance to FCS: 7 Lessons for the Peacebuilding Community | DM&E For Peacebuilding | Aid in Fragile States | Scoop.it
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Seven lessons drawn from the IEG World Bank evaluation

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Surprising Results from Fragile States

Surprising Results from Fragile States | Aid in Fragile States | Scoop.it
If there is one thing that most of the donor community can believe in, it is this:  aid gets better results in countries with better governance.  The data linking aid effectiveness and governance go back to the work of David Dollar and Craig...
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What Happens Now? Time to deliver the post-2015 development agenda | Center on International Cooperation

What Happens Now? Time to deliver the post-2015 development agenda | Center on International Cooperation | Aid in Fragile States | Scoop.it

This September, the world’s leaders will gather in New York for a United Nations summit at which they will agree a new development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire at the end of 2015. We already know much about what will replace them, with countries debating a proposal for 17 Sustainable Development Goals. A great deal, however, remains unclear. Will this much more ambitious set of goals and targets really drive delivery? Does the new agenda create a narrative that will resonate beyond the UN’s negotiating rooms? What role will be played by poor, middle income, and rich countries?

This is the third in CIC's series of What Happens Now? papers. Like the previous papers, it provides a guide for all those interested in the debate on the post-2015 development agenda – including for those who have not followed the process closely.

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BBC - Blogs - BBC Media Action - Fragile States: It’s time to focus on society

BBC - Blogs - BBC Media Action - Fragile States: It’s time to focus on society | Aid in Fragile States | Scoop.it
BBC Media Action's
Director of Policy and Learning on how a Wilton Park conference on the role of
media and communication in fragile states challenged existing thinking.
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Media and fragility

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Political Risk and the ODA Definition

Political Risk and the ODA Definition | Aid in Fragile States | Scoop.it
Today’s post is by Dr Lorna Gold, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Trócaire, the Irish Catholic Agency for World Development and the Irish member of CIDSE and Caritas Internationalis. It is followed by...
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Blog on need to redefine official development aid

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Can Cities Change the Politics of Fragile States?

Can Cities Change the Politics of Fragile States? | Aid in Fragile States | Scoop.it
Discussions about fragile states usually start and end with national politics and institutions. But focusing on cities holds more promise.
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Interesting take on fragility by placing the focus on cities

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World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States | Independent Evaluation Group

World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States | Independent Evaluation Group | Aid in Fragile States | Scoop.it
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Main outcomes of evalution of World Bank assistance to low-income fragile and conflict-affected states

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