23 Jul 2018

Article | Dialogue Partnership for Prevention: The International Dialogue in Context of the 2030 Agenda, Sustaining Peace and Conflict Prevention Agenda

"In 2015, the adoption of the 2030 Agenda reaffirmed the key importance of peace as one of the key pillars the agenda is built on. The inclusion of a ‘peace’ goal and related peacebuilding and statebuilding goals in the 2030 Agenda was a landmark achievement following earlier concerted advocacy by the collaborative partnership of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS). The 2030 Agenda acknowledges that each country faces specific challenges in its sustainable development, but advocates that the most fragile countries and countries in situations of conflict and post-conflict deserve special attention. This distinction calls for deeper reflections on the way we engage in fragile and conflict-affected states and how to build on existing frameworks, such as the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States to make the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals a success. This policy dialogue explores the existing opportunities offered by the IDPS partnership, as well as the role the IDPS partnership can potentially play in the landscape of global development frameworks vis-à-vis the 2030 Agenda, and the Sustaining Peace and Conflict Prevention Agendas. First, we briefly look back to where the IDPS partnership comes from with reference to the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. We further examine how the New Deal framework can bolster sustainable peace in fragile and conflict-affected settings. Finally, we point to a key element, inclusion, that is central to preventing conflict and sustaining peace in fragile and conflict-affected states [...]"

On 3 July, Mireille M. Kabasubabo and Peter Van Sluijs from the CSPPS Secretariat published an article entitled 'Dialogue Partnership for Prevention: The International Dialogue in Context of the 2030 Agenda, Sustaining Peace and Conflict Prevention Agendas'. 

Read the article here.

12 Apr 2018

CSPPS Core Group Meeting | The Hague Declaration

The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) held its annual Core Group meeting, gathering its Southern and Northern membership, from 12 to 13 April 2018 in The Hague, The Netherlands. During this meeting, CSPPS members reiterated their support to the New Deal principles, the IDPS partnership and its country level work, notably the country dialogues, for the realization of Agenda 2030, and Conflict prevention and Sustaining peace agenda in contexts affected by conflict and fragility.

Read the Hague Declaration in [ENG] and in [FR].

12 Mar 2018

How to Scale up Responsible Investment and Promote Sustainable Peace in Fragile Environments

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).

The report is available here in draft.

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

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.

Read the report here.