Nine Main Findings Of The Independent Review

The review assesses the ways that the New Deal has contributed to behavior change in partnerships. It also identifies opportunities
for strengthening the New Deal. The review is not an in-depth evaluation of policy and programmatic efforts or of peacebuilding
and statebuilding.
1. The g7+ has become an increasingly influential constituency on the world stage. Supported by the IDPS, members of
the g7+ have advocated for their needs in UN negotiations on Financing for Development (FfD) and the new SDGs. The g7+ also
informed UN panel reviews on Peace Operations and Peacebuilding in 2015. The g7+ are building partnerships through the G20,
international financial institutions (IFIs), southern actors and regional organizations, have agreed a Fragile-to-Fragile cooperation framework, and are developing tools to support national actors.
2. Increasing global influence will require widening the dialogue about international coherence and approaches. Civil society has engaged with the concepts on the global and national levels, and contributed analysis and lessons to New Deal implementation. The New Deal principles have also contributed to informing multilateral and donor countries’ national security and aid strategies. However, the New Deal has not appealed to actors in crisis situations outside the IDPS membership. Many influential regional actors and middle-income countries have yet to be engaged in dialogue with the g7+. The New Deal is often seen as too technical, bureaucratic, inflexible and donor-dominated.
Applying the New Deal principles has proven to be complex. Eight g7+ pilot countries have officially started implementation.
Twenty countries are members of the g7+, many of whom are taking forward aspects of the New Deal. Actors are learning by doing,but it is too early to judge the impact on fragility. Expectations have been partially met:
3. Significant resources have not been directed to the PSGs as a result of the New Deal. The PSGs have enjoyed some uptake in national plans and programs and monitoring frameworks. But only in the case of Somalia have the PSGs been used to define national priorities and align budgets. There is no evidence that international actors have increased their aid allocations towards the PSGs.
4. g7+ Ministries of Finance and Planning are the major champions of the New Deal, thus progress is most evident in their areas. Many countries had pre-existing development and peace strategies and aid agreements and the New Deal has been understood as one of multiple frameworks. Actors have drawn on the New Deal as it seems most relevant to: inform national plans


Publication Date: 

Thu, Oct 27, 2016