Making policies work

International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

In the global discourse on the security-development nexus a number of principles emerged which were framed in the New Deal, prepared by the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding.

The main idea of the New Deal is to arrive at a country-owned strategy out of fragility, where local actors are in the driving seat, and the sustainable build-up of capacity and systems is central.

The build-up of sustainable systems and capacity are central for a path towards resilience.

A strong g7+ Secretariat is an important instrument for strengthening the capacity of g7+ member states to implement the New Deal. In addition, a strong g7+ Secretariat is a precondition for the effective functioning of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding.

ECDPM accompanies and supports the work of the g7+ secretariat in a demand-led manner, following the lead and vision set by the g7+. We provide policy advice, support g7+ internal meetings and support the g7+ Secretariat, in external meetings, providing background knowledge and create opportunities for g7+ peer-to-peer learning, and help monitor New Deal implementation.

We use the experiences gained to feed into our work on Europe and Africa, and to strengthen dialogue and learning on processes that support more effective and country-led responses to the nexus between security and development.

Read more on the g7+ here.

Read more of ECDPM’s work on the g7+ here.