Lost in Implementation? Where is Gender in the Somali Compact for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding?


Kumuyi, Love Odih. 2017. "Lost in Implementation? Where is Gender in the Somali Compact for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding?" Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 12 (1): 97-102.

Author: Love Odih Kumuyi




Keywords: New Deal, statebuilding, peacebuilding, gender, gender mainstreaming, Somalia, compact, civil society, fragile states


"The 2011 New Deal for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding is intended to spare the world’s poorest and most conflict-prone countries the costs associated with negotiating separate arrangements on a multitude of special projects with a range of donors (International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding [IDPS] 2013). It requires donors to pool aid — making direct contributions to the national budget rather than to projects. Peace and stability are expected to flow from investment in the five priority commitments (the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSGs)) to which New Deal partner governments must commit: (1) inclusive politics and conflict resolution; (2) security; (3) improving access to justice; (4) economic reform — to generate employment and improve livelihoods; and (5) manage revenue and capacity for accountable and fair service delivery. Gender is not prioritised as a PSG; governments are expected to mainstream gender as a cross-cutting issue across the five PSGs."
"This policy dialogue inspects implementation plans for the New Deal in Somalia to assess whether gender equality has indeed been integrated to priority actions. Implementation of the New Deal is being piloted in eight g7+ countries. This paper focuses on Somalia, the only g7+ country to attempt a full implementation of the framework" (Kumuyi 2017, 97).

Topics: Civil Society, Economies, Conflict, Gender, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Justice, Livelihoods, Post-Conflict, Peacebuilding, Security Regions: Africa, East Africa Countries: Somalia

Year: 2017

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