Timor-Leste and the new deal for engagement in fragile states

22 November 2012

Ms Pires explains, drawing from its own experience in achieving social stability and rapid growth, Timor-Leste’s pioneering role in the establishment of the g7+, a group of now 18 fragile states that was formed in 2010 as a country-owned and country-led global mechanism to monitor, report on and draw attention to the unique challenges faced by fragile states.

Abstract

Timor-Leste, which gained its independence in 2002, is one of the world's youngest countries. Born out of a history of violence and poverty, in recent years Timor-Leste has experienced both social stability and rapid growth, and its development prospects have strengthened considerably.

Timor-Leste has also been a pioneer in establishing the g7+, a group of 17 fragile states, which was formed in 2010 as a country-owned and country-led global mechanism to monitor, report and draw attention to the unique challenges faced by fragile states. The New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States represents the first time in history that conflict-afflicted states have taken the lead in designing an aid architecture for and by themselves.

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Emilia Pires, 2012, Timor-Leste and the new deal for engagement in fragile states, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, viewed 26 April 2017, <http://apo.org.au/node/53869>.

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