The g7+ is a group of 18 fragile and conflict-affected states that have joined together to share experiences and lobby the international community to engage more effectively in fragile and conflict-affected countries and regions.
The group is currently chaired by the Minister of Finance of Timor-Leste, Emilia Pires.
The New Deal
The g7+ and its development partners in the International Dialogue agreed the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States (the ‘New Deal’) in November 2011 at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan.
Seven fragile states agreed in Busan to pilot the New Deal: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Timor-Leste.
We began supporting the g7+ in April 2011. We have supported the group and the development of the New Deal through a range of activities:
- Research and policy advice
This has included an OECD funded paper the use of innovative aid instruments in support of Peacebuilding and Statebuilding and an ODI Briefing Paper Getting better results from assistance to fragile states
- Events, networking and global engagement
- Operational support and capacity building of the g7+ secretariat.
We have provided support to the g7+ secretariat in logistics, translation, communications and administration. This support has included the secondment of an ODI project officer to the g7+ secretariat in Timor-Leste
We will continue to support the g7+ and the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. Planned future work includes:
- Supporting the g7+ to take the New Deal to the United Nations: the New Deal commits partners to work towards full consideration of the PSGs in the post–MDG development framework beyond 2015 and towards the consideration of the PSGs by the 2012 United Nations General Assembly
- Supporting the implementation of the New Deal at country level
- Increasing support to the g7+ secretariat.