Fragile States and decent work in Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States

This brief provides an overview of trends, recent policy developments and recommendations with regards to fragile States in Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States.

With more and more of the world’s vulnerable and poor living in States now deemed “fragile”, development actors and agencies are presented with a major challenge in delivering effective programmatic assistance to fragile zones. More innovative approaches are needed to identify the ways in which programmatic technical assistance can be absorbed effectively in areas of weak governance, rising tensions, or actual conflict.