The New Deal and its implementation
In November 2011, at the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan South Korea, the international community endorsed “A New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States”, an agreement advocated for by the g7+ group of conflicted affected countries and developed through the forum of the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding. The New Deal aims to provide a framework to guide international cooperation to support countries affected by conflict and fragility. It does so by identifying principles and related commitments for action across three pillars, as detailed below:
Important progress has been made in implementing the New Deal since its inception. Eleven fragility assessments have been conducted in eight countries; Somalia has adopted a national development plan based on the New Deal, which was also used to guide a donor pledging conference; and Sierra Leone has developed a mutual accountability framework. As reflected in the case studies presented in this report, progress has also been made in a number of countries at the level of individual programmes and instruments which are playing a strategic role in helping g7+ countries to progress from fragility to stability and development.