Over one billion people live in countries affected by state fragility, conflict or widespread violence. Our experience is that comprehensive and rights based approaches are required to deliver effective relief, stabilisation, reconstruction and development solutions in these circumstances.
Tana’s work in fragile states links governance, security, humanitarian and resilience issues to the particular political, social and economic environment in which solutions need to be located. In this way, stabilization and state building efforts serve the goal of enhancing human security and reducing poverty and are more sustainable. At the same time, we seek to ensure that international aid is aligned as far as feasible with beneficiary policies and plans and harmonised with other inputs so that cohesiveness and synergies are optimised and results maximised.
Where peace is threatened, the police, military and other security actors must have the capacity and knowledge to react swiftly and effectively under democratic control and in line with international standards, including international human rights standards. Similarly, we recognise that certain groups are particularly vulnerable in conflict and that gender balances need to be in focus. Stabilising conflict situations and promoting sustainable peace therefore requires cohesive use of available national and international resources, including political, diplomatic, security, development and other aid instruments.
We apply these insights in our evaluations, programme design, analysis, monitoring, training and other activities relating to aid in fragile and conflict affected states.
See our references here.