The first ever European Report on Development (ERD). A reassessment of the EU development policy towards the Sub-Saharan Africa fragile countries is in order. That is the aim of the 2009 European Report on Development. It analyses the costs and characteristics of fragility, the capacity of fragile countries to cope with negative shocks such as the 2008-09 financial crisis and the EU’s current engagement with fragile countries as well as the potential for EU development policy to assist national stakeholders in enhancing resilience. The Chapther 8 of the Report focuses on EU Policies to Address Fragility in Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular in the context of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy.
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