Fragile and conflict-affected states

As Sustainable Development Goals negotiations proceed, so to do discussions on how they might be financed.

The first of four drafting sessions in the lead up to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, due to take place in Addis Ababa in July 2015, will commence this week in New York (28-30 January 2015).

To coincide with the inaugural drafting session, Alert has released a briefing note for negotiators on how the needs and challenges of mobilising finance for development in fragile and conflict-affected states can be better represented in the outcomes of the finance discussion. This note is based on a rapid analysis of the January 2015 Preparatory Process Elements paper, also available below.

In 2015 half of the world’s people surviving on less than US$1.25 a day can be found in fragile situations. This trend is only expected to grow. As poverty becomes concentrated in this way, how the international community delivers finance in such contexts will increasingly determine the success or failure of global efforts to eradicate extreme poverty.