IPI HomePublicationsPolicy PapersBusan and Beyond: Implementing the ''New Deal'' for Fragile States

 

print print  |  share share back back

Policy Papers - July 16, 2012

Busan and Beyond: Implementing the ''New Deal'' for Fragile States

Rachel Locke and Vanessa Wyeth

 

 

This issue brief outlines the development of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, explores the challenges and dilemmas the agreement raises, and examines prospects for its implementation, with a particular focus on the role of the United Nations.

To ensure successful implementation of the New Deal, the authors make a number of recommendations, including:

  • As fragile states themselves take the lead on implementation, donors will need to take more of a back seat, investing more in their field missions to build trust on the ground.
  • As global indicators are developed to track progress against the New Deal, they must be accompanied by country-specific indicators tailored to individual country contexts.
  • The implementation process should involve inclusive dialogue between the government and population. Similarly, the anti-corruption efforts favored by donors won’t be successful without popular support.
Ultimately, the brief shows that implementation requires strengthening the relationship between society, state, and donors, and engaging the wider community of concerned actors across issues of trade, defense, peacekeeping, and diplomacy. The New Deal's success will also depend on fragile states continuing to engage with one another through their own structures.

The Global Observatory

CWhat Makes a Terrorist Stop Being a Terrorist?
A close look at terrorist de-radicalization programs shows that it is still unclear whether they work, and if so, how.

Key Global Events to Watch in November
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.

2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.

The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.

Recent Events

November 25, 2014
Independent Commission on Multilateralism Launched in Vienna
The Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) was launched officially in Vienna on November 25th. The event was held at the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and opened by Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz.

November 13, 2014
Experts Forum: Assessing Links Between Peacebuilding and Organized Crime
Organized crime and peacebuilding can be seen as separate issues, but recent research and practice suggest the two are deeply linked—conflict is increasingly fueling crime, and crime in turn makes peace harder to achieve.

November 05, 2014
Top-Down Governance Hurts Women, Youth Participation
Governments in the Sahel and Maghreb are still using top-down approaches to governance that make it hard for women and youth to have a say in public life, even though their participation can help their governments’ struggle against instability and extremism.

View More