DFID has produced a series of briefing papers in line with the DAC principles, to help country offices to develop more effective responses to the challenges they face. Each of the briefing papers can be read individually as a guide to a particular topic, or they can be read collectively as more comprehensive guidance. These papers, together with the practice paper Building Peaceful States and Societies (which develops principles 3 and 4) bring together our current understanding of how to work more effectively in fragile contexts. To access the papers, go to: www.gsdrc.org/go/fragile-states and click on ‘DFID guidance on working effectively in fragile states’. This Summary Note provides an overview of the engaging in situations of conflict and fragility.
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