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Statecraft for the 21st Century: Learning from Success - from the Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book

Billions of dollars are being spent on development of the poorest countries by the taxpayers of the wealthiest, but the outcomes often fall short of the goals. A renewed approach to securing peace, security and prosperity for all citizens in all countries is now urgently required. To achieve this end, investment in systems of national accountability is needed: both between citizens and their governments, and the country and international organizations and bilateral partners that seek to support them. This chapter examines how donors can supplement monetary contributions with a much broader conception of development and the available assets that could be put to work in its service, thereby making them much more effective partners for these fragile states.