From pledge to commitment: how should donors engage to reconstruct Central African Republic during the Brussels Conference?

Publication date: 15 November 2016
Author: Oxfam

On 17 November 2016, donors meet in Brussels to discuss reconstruction in Central African Republic (CAR). During this meeting, the CAR authorities hope that international donors and partners will make commitments to help to restore peace and security, renew the social contract and revive the economy.

This policy briefing highlights the need for a long-term commitment to CAR as well as flexible funding. With the humanitarian crisis still ongoing as early recovery begins, peace building and development needs are important in CAR.

The international community should commit to funding short-, medium- and long-term interventions in parallel, in a flexible and sustainable approach for the reconstruction of the country. A commitment to durable solutions for CAR must shape all efforts for the coming years.