Global Policy And Advocacy

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Policy and Advocacy

One of the main objectives of the g7+ is to shape policy on and advocate for reforms to the way development partners engage in countries affected by conflict and fragility.


The group has been working together with development partners, the private sector, and civil society to establish a new paradigm for international engagement. This work is informed by a better understanding by g7+ countries of their own conditions and necessary steps for a successful transition, facilitated by peer sharing and lesson-learning from their successes and failures.


The aim is to develop adaptive and innovative policies and aid modalities to overcome unique and rapidly shifting challenges, to guide international actors for result-based outcomes towards the common goal of ‘building peaceful societies and capable and strong institutions”


The g7+ has been a focal point for discussions on aid effectiveness and development policies concerning engagement in countries affected by conflict and fragility. These fora include multilateral organisations such as the United Nations, the World Bank and IMF Spring and Annual Meetings and other groups such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), International Network on Conflict and Fragility INCAF, the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation and etc

The g7+ has joined forces with other organizations in ensuring that Sustainable Development Goal 16 – “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions” – is included in the final list of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – is set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.
The g7+ has also entered into legal cooperation framework with numerous organizations by signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that operate in line with the principles of the New Deal Engagement in Fragile States to increase recognition of the g7+ principles on peacebuilding and statebuilding, influencing the discourse that reflect g7+ member countries needs and explore ways to provide sharing of experiences and peer learning in areas of peacebuilding and statebuilding.

“How do we get out of fragility? First of all, we need peace, as a foundation on which all else gets built. Second, we need a capable state that can deliver services for our people. It is the elected leaders of our countries who are responsible for delivering this. Last but not least, we need mutual trust between us and our partners to ensure the country does not go back to conflict. Donors and our development partners can, of course, play an important supporting role in this process.

H.E. Emilia Pires

Former Chair and Special Envoy of the g7+