1.5 billion people live in countries affected by repeated cycles of violence and insecurity. These countries face tremendous challenges as they transition from conflict to peace. International support can play a crucial role in these contexts, but has so far struggled to deliver transformative results. This volume presents clear policy recommendations for better practice in order to improve the speed, flexibility, predictability and risk management of international support during post-conflict transition.
Table of contents:
1. The need for change in a context of risk -What are the challenges during transition? -Why is the international community not meeting these challenges? -What are the risks for donors in transition contexts? -Recommendations: Strategies for dealing with risk 2. Coherent planning and prioritisation -What are the priorities for transition support? -What is limiting effective planning and clear prioritisation? -Recommendations: Helping governments prioritise their development 3. Getting the mix of aid instruments right -Why is a mix of aid instruments required? -What categories of aid instruments are available? -Guiding principles for choosing the right mix -Recommendations: Putting together an effective financing strategy 4. A way forward: transition compacts -Can mutual accountability work in transition? -The four elements of a transition compact -Lessons from recent experiences with compacts -Recommendations: Making transition compacts happen Annex A. Key elements of a reform agenda to implement the DAC Guidance on Transition Financing