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.more »
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).more »
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.more »
This conference, held in Helsinki and organised by UNDP/CSPPS/FCA/MoFA Finalnd, brought together all constituencies: Civil Society representatives, Government representatives, and representatives from UNDP Country Offices from Somalia, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, as well as donor agencies, International and Finnish NGOs.more »
Biannual meeting of the Steering Group of 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 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.
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.
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.