The process of developing this assessment involved desk studies, interviews, workshops and focus group discussions on each of the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding goals (PSGs), involving civil society organisations, parliamentarians, community leaders and government actors from around the country.
South Sudan's fragility assessment aims to provide a first, and still limited, overview of progress, challenges and priority actions to help the country advance towards resilience.
The assessment was conducted in Timor-Leste for about 2 months, from the period of July to August 2012. It involved approximately of 41 institutions include State Institutions, Development Partners, Civil Societies Organization, Local Authorities from two selected districts and Universities.
This Compact is the result of an inclusive process to determine the priorities of Somalia for the next three years (2014-2016).
With this implementation overview, we have tried to strike a balance between background information, updates on developments in the second quarter 2014, information on the specific support from the UNDP facility as well as the impact of this support.
The third quarter of 2014 continued to see progress in implementation of the New Deal at country level as well as on the global level with support from the UNDP facility. As before, this overview is divided in country sections, and a section on global support.
Preliminary results of global monitoring of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. First High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation, Mexico City, 15-16 April 2014.
An Article by Habib Ur Rehman Mayar in the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.
The UNDP New Deal facility is now well into its second year of operation, and there is a lot of exciting activity across a range of fronts. This quarterly report covers both Q2 and Q3, due to a temporary hiatus caused by staff changes within UNDP/RCO.
This note examines the lessons learned from emergency responses to the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) pandemic in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea over an 18 month period.
During the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Steering Group (IDPS) meeting, which was held in Washington on 10th October 2014, the co-chairs of the International Dialogue mandated the IDPS to work on the linkages between the New Deal and the Ebola crisis and to facilitate discussions on this topic.
Adil Korfa Garane, senior policy advisor in the Ministry of Finance, Federal Republic of Somalia and co-Chair of the UCS working group, gives his perspective on the Use of Country Systems in Somalia.
The 2016 fragility assessment report is the result of inclusive consultations led by Sierra Leoneans. During this process, stakeholders identified challenges and key priorities that should be addressed by the Government. The process provided a unique opportunity to understand how the various districts view their fragility and how the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSGs) could assist moving the country from transition to transformation. Three key recommendations are suggested in the report in order to create greater resilience: increasing capacity building, creating a maintenance culture and ensuring that there is a resident judge in each district.
This report takes stock of the progress made across the member countries of the International Dialogue on the Use of Country Systems (UCS) since 2016. The UCS is a core commitment of the New Deal’s TRUST principles, and was reaffirmed by Dialogue members in the Stockholm Declaration 2016. The report concludes on the need for a more nuanced approach to the topic, highlights progress at country level, and the need to showcase and strengthen it internationally in order to promote more sustained international commitment to the issue. The report builds on series of consultations conducted in 2017 between members – at the IDPS Steering Group and Implementation Working Group meetings in April 2017 and on a country level consultation with the country dialogue on the Use of Country Systems led by the Somalia donor/government Use of Country Systems Working Group, supported by the UN/World Bank coordinator in Nairobi (Kenya) in December 2018.
This report captures the main highlights from a workshop hosted by UNDP in December 2017, which brought together development partners, g7+ focal points and civil society organisations in order to review the government’s last fragility assessment (2016) and to stimulate a discussion about its findings with a view to identifying possible foci for future country dialogue. Prevention of violent conflict was advanced as an important backdrop in context of forthcoming election. The workshop also highlighted the need to open up the dialogue to a greater number of stakeholders, notably the unusual suspects which include political parties, and to revitalize the country level policy dialogue space between donor, government and civil society, for more inclusive peacebuilding and prevention.
This report captures the main highlights from a workshop hosted by the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development of the Federal Republic of Somalia, UNDP Somalia, the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding Statebuilding (CSPPS) and the International Dialogue Secretariat. The workshop brought together Somalia civil society organisations, with donors and officials from Ministry of Finance (PM office) and Central Bank, to review gaps in gender mainstreaming across line ministries, during the New Deal compact phase, and identify how the new National Development Plan and Partnership agreement, open up the scope for greater gender and women’s inclusion. On this occasion, a set of preliminary recommendations were put forward.
A half day workshop jointly hosted and organised in conjunction with the World Bank Conflict, Fragility and Violence Hub, the UN/World Bank Aid Coordination Office, and the International Dialogue Secretariat, was organised as a way of furthering peer learning across IDPS members, on the current ‘state of play’ with respect to thinking and progress on the Use of Country Systems (UCS). Its aim was to facilitate the comparing of experiences, and to identify strategic ways of advancing the agenda at country and headquarter levels i.e. an agenda for action for the International Dialogue leadership on the Use of Country Systems going forward.
Brief Summary by the g7+ of the IMF report on Fragile and Conflict Affected States [Also available in: Fr ]
This evaluation assesses the IMF’s engagement with countries in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS). Helping these countries has been deemed an international priority because of their own great needs and the dangerous implications of persistent fragility for regional and global stability. With its crisis response and prevention mandate, the IMF has a key role to play in these international efforts. In practice, its contribution has been subject to considerable debate, and critics have called on the Fund to increase its engagement.