With almost half of the world’s poor expected to live in countries affected by fragility, conflict and violence (FCV) by 2030, addressing this challenge remains a concern for achievement of the new Sustainable Development Goals, and a priority for the World Bank Group (WBG) to end poverty and promote shared prosperity.

The Bank’s approach to fragile states has evolved over the years, codifying knowledge through the 2011 World Development Report, and launching a wide set of reforms to better support development outcomes. This includes improving operational flexibility; informing strategies and operations; increasing financial and human resources; and building partnerships for better results.

Learn More about the World Bank Group's programs and projects in the area of Fragility, Conflict & Violence