State Refounding in Fragile States

The failure of State structures in fragile States is at the root of the spread of insecurity, corruption phenomena and the disintegration of society. Above and beyond the State’s inability or lack of determination in taking up its sovereign powers and providing the essential public services to the populations, one of the main factors in those fragilities is the lack of a plan for society and national construction shared by the populations.

The refounding of the State is a priority of French Cooperation as a pre-requisite to the implementation of development policies and structural reforms. The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs coordinates, in addition, think-tank action about the issue of “fragile States”, which has led to the development of a French strategy in this area.