The expert conference “The New Deal and Fragile States: Challenges to Peace, Stability and Development”, hosted by the programme Multinational Development Policy Dialogue” of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Political Academy of the Austrian People’s Party will look at the global development engagement within the framework of the “New Deal”. The “New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States” was endorsed by the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding and the g7+group, the world’s most fragile and conflict-affected states, at the Fourth
High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan in 2011. To date over 40 countries and organisations have endorsed the new development architecture. The key elements on this initiatives are the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSGs), the support to country leadership, local ownership and development effectiveness. The PSGs aim at fostering inclusive political settlement and conflict resolution, addressing injustice and increasing people’s security, generating employment and improving the economic foundations, as well as building capacity for a fair and accountable social service and revenue management. The conference will focus on the implementation of the PSGs and their impact on the pathways to transition from fragility to resilience in conflict-prone or conflict-affected developing countries.
ECDPM’s Volker Hauck will moderate the opening session.