Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals


PSGs – Foundations for the future

We, the members of “the Dialogue”, agree to use the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSGs) as a crucial foundation to enable progress towards the MDGs and to guide our work in fragile and conflict-affected states. The five goals are:

  1. Legitimate politics: Foster inclusive political settlements and conflict resolution.
  2. Security: Establish and strengthen people’s security.
  3. Justice: Address injustices and increase people’s access to justice.
  4. Economic Foundations: Generate employment and improve livelihoods.
  5. Revenues & Services: Manage revenue and build capacity for accountable and fair service delivery.
PSGs: what will they achieve?

The PSGs will guide the identification of peacebuilding and statebuilding priorities at country level, as well as informing the national vision, plan and a country-level compact to implement the plan. They also will help to guide global and country-level funding decisions to help ensure that all fragile countries, and their key peacebuilding and statebuilding priorities, are properly supported.

Success: how will it be measured?

By September 2012, a set of indicators for each goal will have been developed by fragile states and international partners, which will allow us to track progress closely at the global and country levels. These will allow us to measure objectively, as well as gauging people’s views on the results achieved.

Going forwards: PSGs in the future

We will also work towards full consideration of the PSGs by the 2012 United Nations General Assembly and other relevant forums, as well as in the post-MDG development framework beyond 2015.