Are donors living up to their promise to fragile states?

Schoolgirls in the Central African Republic, one of the most fragile states in the world. While some of its crisis-affected neighbors like South Sudan continue to reap aid funds, funding for CAR has consistently remained low. Photo by: Pierre Holtz / UNICEF / CC BY

Three years ago in Busan, several donors committed to the principles of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, which laid out how aid resources could be best used to help these nations come out of fragility and prevent them from slipping back into conflict.

Since then, donors have begun shifting their aid priorities away from middle-income countries to poorer nations and fragile states.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.