How to Deliver for Citizens in Fragile States After the Democracy Summit
Corinne Graff of the United States Institute of Peace considered the potential for the Summit to have a positive impact in fragile states. While the Summit focussed on several of the governance challenges that affect fragile states, notably anti-corruption, only 18 out of the 111 invitees were conflict-affected. Given that civil wars are increasingly shaped by global trends and transnational actors, Graff argues that democracy supporters should be more, rather than less inclusive of conflict-affected areas in multilateral efforts. The potential benefits of peer-to-peer engagement in fragile states are significant. She considers how to adapt existing policy and programmes to fragile contexts, and makes several recommendations.