New report: Practicing Peacebuilding Principles: A Study of Sweden’s Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

The New Deal, signed in 2011, was a landmark agreement between fragile states, development partners and civil society to improve development practice. The aspiration was to move out of a chronic crisis response mode and to promote cooperation based on mutual commitments.

In this study, the authors aim to explore Sweden’s adoption and application of the New Deal principles. The main focus is on the country level through six cases: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Mali, Somalia and South Sudan in the 2011–2020 period.