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Fragile State 

States are fragile when state structures lack political will and/or capacity to provide the basic functions needed for poverty reduction, development and to safeguard the security and human rights of their populations. 

(OECD. 2007. "Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations." Published April, 2007. http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/28/5/43463433.pdf.)

     

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