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Global policy discussions and initiatives are needed on peace, conflict, security and resilience. We promote these emerging insights to European and African policy makers to better connect policy with practice in peacebuilding and statebuilding.

The New Deal agreed at the 2011 High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan (2011) set out international mechanisms to address the nexus between security and development, recognising the close linkages between peace and development and stresses the importance of country-led processes and context-specific strategies. Fully integrating non-institutional actors in peacebuilding and statebuilding gives new perspectives and approaches in building societal resilience and the New Deal approach aims to involve, as much as possible, the whole of society.

Addressing conflict is not a task for institutional actors alone. Societies and communities in crisis-affected countries have a key role to play.

Discussion on the post-2015 global development framework provided space for a range of actors, from governments to civil society, to raise proposals on the key elements of a more developed and resilient world.

To contribute to international debate on the nexus between security and development, ECDPM:

  • Carried out research on social resilience in post-conflict and post-disaster situations to better understand how communities stay resilient against the odds, developing their own community services and governance structures, and how such resilience can be further strengthened.
  • Supported to effective and country-led responses to the nexus between peace, security and development, such as through supporting the g7+ as they engage with the EU, international organisations and country-actors in fragile environments
  • Engaged in the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) discourse and promote a more effective linking between peace, security and development in the new development framework


Conflict, Crisis and Governance Insights
Conflict and governance are inextricably linked. The SECURE programme worked on a series of publications that highlight this interdependence.

Promoting Resilience
Resilience has become an increasingly important concept in peacebuilding and statebuilding and we work for more open and innovative ways of thinking about what contributes to it.

International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding
The New Deal framed a number of principles that emerged from the global debate on the security-development nexus and articulated by the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding. Read more of ECDPM’s work on the g7+.