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Ending Extreme Poverty in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations

State Function: Security
Insight & Analysis: Fragility & Peace

Submitted to the UN High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, this paper sets out (i) some observations on the changed context in which fragility and conflict exist; (ii) the current state of lessons and policy agreement and divergence on the “why “of peace and security; (iii) the critical role of institutions – understood as the formal and informal rules of the game – both as constraints and as foundations to development; iv) some recommendations on what key elements are needed in laying institutional foundations; (v) the “how to” and responsibilities for implementation of the goals; (vi) some reflections on the Millennium Development Goals, particularly in relation to their impact in fragile and conflict-affected situations; and (vii) the implications of current understandings of conflict and fragility for the post-2015 development agenda.