Independent Review of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States
Externally-imposed solutions do not work. In 2011, at the Busan Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, the New Deal was launched with a powerful message: 1.5 billion of the world’s poorest people lived in fragile situations. Without partnerships for first building peace, resilience and institutions, the eradication of poverty was not possible. The Millennium Development Goals failed to address this.
Progress in implementing the New Deal
International partners could do much more to deliver their side of the New Deal bargain.
AT THE GLOBAL LEVEL:
AT THE COUNTRY LEVEL:
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: