It is crucial to remain engaged when crises and active conflicts erupt, both to mitigate the consequences of such events, and to plant the seeds to transition out of fragile situations.
In situations of crises and active conflicts, the WBG can focus on protecting the human capital of vulnerable groups and selected institutions to preserve development gains and build capacity for future recovery. Engaging with international humanitarian organizations, NGOs, civil society, and local actors is often critical in insecure settings. In cases of high-intensity subnational conflict, engagement will focus on more stable areas of the country. The WBG will also monitor the macroeconomic situation and provide advice to governments to reduce negative impacts on the people and the private sector.
Under this pillar, the forum will shed light on the importance of Security Sector Reform for improved governance and service delivery, the controversial triple nexus in stabilization efforts, the challenges posed by climate shocks, mitigation strategies in fragile situations for education and how to build sustainable peace. Examples will draw on experiences from Afghanistan, the Sahel, Lake Chad and more.