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Fragile and Conflict-affected Countries

Some 1.5 billion people live in countries affected by violent conflict and, since 2000, the International Development Association (IDA) of the Bank has provided over US$5.9 billion in post-conflict reconstruction assistance to fragile and conflict-affected countries. In the past decade, the almost continuous economic growth in developing countries has raised more people out of poverty than at any previous time. But this success has contrasted with the intractable poverty of a core group of fragile and conflicted-affected countries. Despite all efforts, for these countries, achieving the 2015 Millennium Development Goals is a distant goal.

The World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security, and Development examines the changing nature of violence in the 21st century, and underlines the negative impact of repeated cycles of violence on a country or region’s development prospects. Preventing violence and building peaceful states that respond to the aspirations of their citizens requires strong leadership and concerted national and international efforts.


Fragile and Conflict Affected Situations (FCS) - Issue Brief (Oct. 2012)
Fragile Situations List (FY13)
Fragile and Conflict-affected Countries Results Stories
theHive - Knowledge Platform on Fragility, Conflict, and Violence

Last updated: 2012-10-05

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