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Security, Governance and Development Need Stronger Link

Security, Governance and Development
Need Stronger Link

 There needs to be a stronger link among security, governance and development in countries like Afghanistan, Haiti and Liberia if the one billion people living today in fragile states are ever to escape extreme poverty, said World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick.


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  • WASHINGTON DC, January 8, 2009—Speaking on the role of the World Bank and donors, Zoellick said the stakes for success or failure were high as fragile states in South Asia and Africa can create fragile regions that could then become global threats. Taking Afghanistan as an example, Zoellick said proposals for a troop build-up by NATO only went so far in addressing the country’s problems.

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