The New Deal's Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals and organised crime

Summary:

Organised crime has the potential to further contribute to fragility by intervening in what are often fraught relationships between state and society, as well as between citizens themselves. At the same time, the characteristics and occurrence of criminal violence in states not classified as fragile mean that the notion of fragility as a result of absent or illegitimate statehood also needs to be re-examined. This report seeks to provoke discussion – at the policy, thematic, as well as country level – targeted at specific priority areas of the New Deal's Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSGs), to more closely conceptualise the relationship between crime, conflict, peacebuilding and statebuilding in order to encourage the broadening of policy and practice in consideration of any links.