Launch of the OECD report States of Fragility 2015: Meeting Post-2015 Ambitions

The OECD’s Development Cooperation Directorate has produced Fragile States reports since 2005. These reports explore financial flows to fragile and conflict-affected countries. The purpose of the series is to provide compelling evidence to inform international debate. This year, breaking with tradition, the OECD considers what a universal approach to monitoring fragility would look like based on the proposed UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The OECD’s report States of Fragility 2015 — Meeting post-2015 Ambitions considers countries’ development risks and resilience on a universal level, and discusses the implications of a universal approach for OECD policies, practices, aid and monitoring. The report finds that the richest countries have been more generous in their ODA to some of the poorest and most vulnerable countries than to other developing countries, but that ODA is not sufficiently aligned to national priorities, in particular for peacebuilding and statebuilding. The report also argues that making headway on the proposed UN SDGs and targets will require smarter demand-driven aid modalities and instruments in the post-2015 era.

Thursday 26 March 2015 | ONE UN New York Hotel Riverview Room, 28th Floor 1 United Nations Plaza New York

A light lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP by March 23 to: cic.rsvp@nyu.edu Respond early to reserve a space.

Moderator

Ms. Sarah Cliffe, Director, NYU CIC

Panelists

Ms. Brenda Killen, Deputy Director, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD

Ms. Sarah Hearn, Associate Director and Senior Fellow, CIC

Ms. Jolanda Profos, Peace and Conflict Adviser, OECD

Mr. Pedro Conceicão, Director of Strategic Policy, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP

H.E. Ms. Marjon V. Kamara, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Liberia to the UN