Aid Instrument for peace and statebuilding: Putting the New Deal into Practices
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 State building. 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:
Use the PEACEBUILING & STATEBUILING COALS(PSGs) as the foundation for progress toward the Millennium Development Goals & as a guide for work in fragile and conflict-affected states
FOCUS on new ways of engaging by supporting inclusive, country-led transitions out of fragility, based on five elements:
Building mutual trusts & strong partnerships. TRUST in a new set of commitments to provide aid & manage reforms for better results
Progress in implementing the New Deal
The case studies presented in this Report aim to contribute to efforts to address some of these challenges that have emerged in relation to pursuing implementation of the New Deal. They focus on a range of innovative aid programmes and instruments which are in line with the New Deal principles and commitments. Five of the case studies focus on programmes in individual countries, with an additional case study focussing on an aid instrument being implemented by one donor in a range of countries affected by conflict and fragility.
Each of these case studies presents an overview of the background and operations of the programme/ instrument being featured, the factors that facilitated its emergence, its impacts and the lessons learnt from its implementation. In presenting this analysis it is hoped that these case studies will help to strengthen confidence in the New Deal as a vehicle for change and provide practical illustration for how its implementation can be taken forward by both development partners and g7+ member countries. This will in turn hopefully inspire development partners and g7+ members to work together more effectively to address the constraints relating to implementation of the New Deal.