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12 Mar 2018

How to Scale up Responsible Investment and Promote Sustainable Peace in Fragile Environments (Forthcoming publication)

This joint report by the OECD-hosted International Dialogue and BNP Paribas Asset Management, explores ways of addressing the real and perceived risk concerns of potential investors that currently impede the scaling up of responsible investment in fragile and conflict-affected situations. It is based on interviews conducted over a year, with experts from the investment and development cooperation fields. Its main audiences are institutional investors concerned with sustainable investment and in leaving an SDG footprint as well as the development community interested in using development aid to leverage private finance for development, to achieve the SDG ambitions.

It argues that the creation of tailored financial instruments, clear investment targeting in line with sustainable development and peace impact criteria, and in-country based information and networking centres that bring investors and investees together, would be key game changers, allowing public and private investors to mutualize their risk concerns in relation to FCS markets. Taking forward these recommendations will require multi-stakeholder action by public actors (development aid donors) private actors (institutional investors, financial institutions and private sector in fragile contexts) and by the governments and civil societies (of countries emerging from conflict and fragile situations).

12 Mar 2018

Report 'New Deal Insights' (Forthcoming)

The report takes a more nuanced approach than previous reports to the question of New Deal implementation. It collates existing information in one place rather than collecting entirely new information and seeks to capture the different ways in which the New Deal principles have been applied. It garners perspectives from the three constituencies of the International Dialogue.

12 Mar 2018

Report 'Towards a Country Dialogue Process in Sierra Leone' (Forthcoming)

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.

12 Mar 2018

Report on 'The State of Play on Use of Country Systems across the International Dialogue' (Forthcoming)

This report takes stock of the progress made across the member countries of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding on the Use of Country Systems since 2016. The Use of Country Systems is a core commitment of the New Deal’s TRUST principles, and was reaffirmed by Dialogue members in the Stockholm Declaration 2016. It 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 country dialogue also involved the g7+ focal point from Central African Republic and the g7+ secretariat. The report draws on a commissioned report compiled by the Institute for State Effectiveness in December 2018.

12 Mar 2018

Mainstreaming Gender Inclusion in Practice in Somalia : A workshop report (Forthcoming)

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.