Building Blocks

The Building Blocks are voluntary initiatives launched at the Fourth High Level Forum (HLF4) enabling development partners and organisations to unite behind pressing development issues and to make concentrated efforts to further progress in areas which may be beyond the commitments of the Busan Partnership. There are also 2 voluntary initiatives called Action Plans that emerged to guide the post Busan efforts. Finally, civil society is promoting the creation of two more Building Blocks - Human Rights Based Approach and Enabling Environment, which they consider relevant to advance within the Busan Partnership frame.

On this page, you will find an overview of the Building Blocks initiatives in progress.

To see all documentation and activities for a specific building block, scroll down the page or click on Building Block titile in the table below.


Overview of Building Blocks and Action Plans for post-Busan implementation

Letter of Talaat Abdel-Malek, Chair, Working Party on Aid Effectiveness (WP-EFF), on the Building Blocks and other voluntary alliances: 24 February 2012

Building BlockOverview for the HLF4Latest Update
Fragile StatesOverviewUpdate 16 March 2012
South-South CooperationOverviewUpdate (following meeting launching the Building Block on March 5-6 2012)
Public Private CooperationOverviewUpdate 9 March 2012
Climate FinanceOverviewUpdate 11 April 2012
TransparencyOverviewUpdate 15 March 2012
Effective Institutions and PoliciesOverviewUpdate
Results and AccountabilityOverviewUpdate 9 March 2012
Managing Diversity and Reducing FragmentationOverviewUpdate 9 March 2012
Human Rights-Based ApproachOverview
Enabling EnvironmentBackgroundApril 2012
Gender Equality (Action Plan)OverviewUpdate
Statistics (Action Plan)OverviewUpdate 16 March 2012

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Documentation and activities for each building block: scroll down on the page

Overview of Building Blocks status updates (BetterAid website): Scroll down on the page

Building Blocks page on the HLF4 website.

Documentation and Activities per Building Block

FRAGILE STATES

Background Documents

DocumentDateLanguages
IDPS Strategic Vision and Work Programme 2012March 2012English; French
A New Deal for engagement in fragile statesDecember 2011English; French; Spanish; Arabic
Concept Note for the HLF4, OECDNovember 2011English; French
Report International Engagement in Fragile States: Can’t we do better?, OECDOctober 2011English
The Monrovia Roadmap on Peacebuilding and StatebuildingJuly 2011English
The Dili DeclarationApril 2010English; French

Activities

ActivityBodyAssociated Documents
2nd meeting of the International Dialogue Steering Group, 8 June 2012, Nairobi, KenyaIDPSDraft Agenda; Meeting Overview; Steering Group Participants List; Options for Mandate Moving Forward; Draft Political Strategy; Options for Donor Support; Implementation Guide; Progress Update on Indicators; Reporting Options; Co-chairs’ Proposal on Steering Group; Logistical Note EN; Logistical Note FR
2nd meeting of the International Dialogue Working Group on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Indicators, 6 - 7 June 2012, Nairobi, KenyaIDPSIndicators WG Draft Agenda; Meeting Overview; Summary Record of 1st meeting; Work Programme and Governance Arrangements for the Working Group; Draft Analytical framework for the fragility spectrum and indicators; Draft Format of the Fragility Spectrum; Draft Concept Note for “Road Testing” the Fragility Spectrum and Menu of Indicators Logistical Note EN; Logistical Note FR
Working Group on Indicators and New Deal Implementation Meeting, Copenhagen, 28-29 March 2012IDPSDraft Agenda; Briefing Note; Summary Record
Third meeting of the DAC International Network on Conflict and FragilityINCAFBackground Document: INCAF member efforts in support of New Deal implementation
G7+ Working Group Meeting, New York, 20-22 February 2012IDPSSummary Report; The New Deal Briefing; Six Steps for Implementation; Implementation criteria; Tools
Workshop on risk and context-specific risk management, Copenhagen, 9 February 2012Government of Denmark, UNDP and OECD-DACSummary of key conclusions and next steps
Steering Group Meeting, Paris, 19 January 2012IDPSDraft Summary Record; List of participants; Presentation, Budget

CSO reactions and contributions

OrganisationAssociated Documents
NEW Various CSOsJoint statement by civil society organisations: Bringing peace into the post-2015 development framework (also available in French)
International Peace InstituteBusan and Beyond: Implementing the New Deal for Fragile States
SaferWorldThe peacebuilding potential of fragility assessments
Various CSOCSO Recommendations to the IDPS
InterpeaceWhat the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding has not talked about
SaferWorldPeacebuilding in international policy: a to-do list after Busan
FriEntPost-Busan: Implementing the New Deal for Fragile States (link in GERMAN)
Various CSOEvaluation of the Building Block on Conflict and Fragility

- More information on the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding website


SOUTH-SOUTH AND TRIANGULAR COOPERATION

Background Documents

DocumentDateLanguages
Concept Note for the HLF4, OECDNovember 2011English; French
Building Block Proposal: Unlocking the Potential of Horizontal Partnerships for Better Development OutcomesNovember 2011English
Post-Busan ScenariosFebruary 2012English

Building Block Activities

- First BB Meeting - Brussels, 5-6 March 2012

Associated DocumentsLanguages
Draft SummaryEnglish
Concept Note + AgendaEnglish
Malawi InputsEnglish
Guiding Note on Reverse Linkages and Presentation by Islamic Development Bank GroupEnglish
Intervention by Mr. Charles Borromée Todjinou from BeninFrench
Intervention by Mr. Rodrigo Rivera Salazar from ColombiaSpanish
Intervention by Mr. Baraya from NigeriaEnglish
Intervention by Mr. Ricardo CortésSpanish
List of participantsFrench

- More information on the South-South Opportunity website


CLIMATE CHANGE FINANCE

Background Documents

DocumentDateLanguages
Concept NoteNovember 2011English; French
Draft Implementation PlanApril 2012English

Building Block Activities

- Busan Building Block: Climate Finance and Development Effectiveness: A presentation at Rio+20 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18 June 2012

Associated DocumentsLanguages
Event overviewEnglish

- First Regional Dialogue on Climate Change Finance and Development Effectiveness - Tela, Honduras, 2-4 May 2012

Associated DocumentsLanguages
Draft AgendaEnglish
Concept NoteEnglish; Spanish
Annex 1: Country templates in climate financeEnglish; Spanish
Preliminary SummaryEnglish; Spanish
Background informationSpanish
Effective climate finance: Experiences in HondurasSpanish
Press ReleaseEnglish, Spanish
Tela ConclusionsEnglish

- More information on the event’s website

- BB Side Event at Rio+20 Conference - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18 June 2012

Associated DocumentsLanguages
Invitation FlyerEnglish
PresentationEnglish

- BB Side Event at the Conference of the Parties (COP 18), Doha, Qatar, 1 December

Associated DocumentsLanguages
InvitationEnglish

MANAGING DIVERSITY AND REDUCING FRAGMENTATION

Background Documents

DocumentDateLanguages
Concept NoteNovember 2011English; French

Building Block Activities

First BB Meeting - UNESCO, Paris, June 28, 2012

Associated DocumentsLanguages
AgendaEnglish

HUMAN RIGHTS-BASED APPROACH

Background Documents

DocumentDateLanguages
HLF4 Thematic Session SummaryNovember 2011English
Human Rights and Aid Effectiveness: Key Messages on Sectors2010English
DAC Action-oriented Policy Paper on Human Rights and Development2007English

Activities

Round-table discussion on Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) in the post-Busan framework - OECD Headquarters, Paris, 27 June 2012

Associated DocumentsLanguages
InvitationEnglish
Background PaperEnglish

CSO ENABLING ENVIRONMENT

Background Documents

DocumentDateLanguages
Backgrounder on the creation of a BBApril 2012English
Monitoring the enabling environment for civil society: an overview of CIVICUS activitiesMay 2012English
Draft Composite Index for Enabling Environment for Civil SocietyMay 2012English

Activities

- Multi-stakeholder Meeting on Exploring Options for the Builiding Block, Amsterdam, 18-19 April 2012

Associated DocumentsLanguages
AgendaEnglish
Backgrounder on the creation of a BBEnglish
Meeting ReportEnglish
Proposal on a re-newed Task TeamEnglish
Comments on Proposed Indicators, Targets and Process for Global Monitoring of the Busan Partnership submitted to the PBIG for discussionEnglish

EFFECTIVE INSTITUTIONS

Background Documents

DocumentDateLanguages
Concept NoteNovember 2011English; French
UpdateMarch 2012English
New Consensus on Effective InstitutionsJune 2012English
Consultation on Public Procurement ResultsMid 2012English
Future of PFM TaskforceMay 2012English
Effective institutions mappingSeptember 2012English

Activities

- First BB Meeting, 26 June 2012 - Paris, France

Associated DocumentsLanguages
Meeting summaryEnglish

- Global Forum on Public Governance, 21 November 2012 - Paris, France

Associated DocumentsLanguages
WebsiteEnglish, French

PUBLIC PRIVATE COOPERATION

Background Documents

DocumentDateLanguages
Concept NoteNovember 2011English; French
UpdateMarch 2012English

Activities

- First BB Meeting, 27 June 2012 - Paris, France

Associated DocumentsLanguages
Draft AgendaEnglish

RESULTS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Background Documents

DocumentDateLanguages
Concept NoteNovember 2011English, French

Activities

- Africa Regional Meeting, 11 - 13 September 2012 - Lusaka, Zambia

Associated DocumentsLanguages
Draft AgendaEnglish
Concept NoteEnglish

- Regional Seminar, 21 - 22 November 2012 - Cotonou, Benin

Associated DocumentsLanguages
Draft AgendaEnglish
Concept NoteEnglish