17 Steering Group Meeting

The International Dialogue Steering Group met on 4 November in Paris, France. Among other topics, Steering Group members discussed the preliminary findings of the Independent Review, the future direction of the International Dialogue and the New Deal, the work that members intend to undertake towards the implementation of Agenda 2030, and plans for the next Steering Group meeting and a Global meeting of the IDPS.

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IDPS Side Event at UNGA

Implementing the New Development Framework in Countries Affected by Conflict and Fragility: To mark the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to reflect on how they will be implemented in countries affected by conflict and fragility, the International Dialogue hosted a high-level side event on the margins of the 70th UN General Assembly.

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Private Sector Resurgence in Sierra Leone

The International Dialogue, in collaboration with Sierra Leonean organisations, notably Up!Africa Limited and Clas Consult, and a range of stakeholders from the business community, held a one-day workshop jointly prepared by the World Bank FCV Group in Freetown. (Click 'more' for an ID RBC Brochure).

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g7+ Side Event at FfD Conference

The g7+ held a successful side event at the Third International Financing for Development Conference (FfD) in July in Addis Ababa, titled 'Ensuring that Financing for Development works for Fragile and Conflict-Affected states', sponsored by Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste and United States, and supported by the International Dialogue.

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Upcoming events

05 Apr 2016

5th Global Meeting of the International Dialogue

The meeting will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 5 April 2016. The theme will be ‘Addressing Fragility and Building Peace in a Changing World’. The meeting will seek to reaffirm our commitment to addressing the drivers of conflict by creating clear pathways out of fragility and towards greater resilience, as a means of achieving the 2030 Agenda. 

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The International Dialogue

The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding is the first forum for political dialogue to bring together countries affected by conflict and fragility, development partners, and civil society. The International Dialogue is composed of members of the International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF), the g7+ group of fragile and conflict-affected states, and the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS). The International Dialogue is led by H.E. Kaifala Marah, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Sierra Leone, and H.E. Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden.

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The New Deal

The New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States is a key agreement between fragile and conflict affected states, international development partners and civil society to improve current development policy and practice in fragile states. Countries committed themselves to pursuing more political ways of working to address the root causes of conflict and fragility and to channelling investments in fragile states in line with basic but adapted aid effectiveness principles. The New Deal calls for five Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSGs) to be at the forefront of all international efforts in fragile and conflict-affected countries. It was crafted by the International Dialogue and signed by more than 40 countries and organizations at the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness on November 30th 2011 in Busan, Korea.

Featured Documents  


Implementing the New Development Framework in Countries Affected by Conflict and Fragility

This paper, prepared for the International Dialogue's side event at the 70 UNGA, reflects on what we have learnt and the scale of the challenges ahead for implementing the new development framework in countries affected by conflict and fragility. It also identifies some elements of a possible new platform for collective action that is required at a global level if we are to ensure no country is left behind.

New Deal Monitoring Report 2014

This report is the first attempt to monitor the progress on the implementation of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States since its endorsement in 2011. It was produced by the International Dialogue and is not seen as a final product, but rather a work-in-progress seeking to present the progress made and the challenges faced by governments, development partners, and civil society in the implementation of their commitments.

Key partners

Global Partnership

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) helps nations, business and organisations work better together to end poverty. It brings governments, the private sector, civil society and others together to ensure funding, knowledge and policy produce the maximum impact for development.

Effective Institutions Platform

The Effective Institutions Platform (EIP) is an international partnership of over 60 high, middle, and low income countries and organisations (multilateral and bilateral development agencies, civil society, and think tanks), which aims to support country needs and expectations in strengthening their public sector institutions.

Key constituencies

g7+ Countries

The g7+ is a voluntary association of 20 countries that are or have been affected by conflict and are now in transition to the next stage of development. The main objective of the g7+ is to share experiences and learn from one another, and to advocate for reforms to the way the international community engages in conflict-affected and fragile states.


The International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF), a subset of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), is a forum which helps development partners and international organisations respond to conflict and fragility by working on cutting-edge policy and programming.

Civil Society Platform

The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) brings together a diverse group of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and experts, both from g7+ countries and from civil society organizations, working on issues of peacebuilding, statebuilding, conflict and fragility at regional and global levels, around the world.