The second and third pillars aim to facilitate mitigation strategies when conflict and violence could not be avoided. Both engagement in times of crises and mitigating their spillovers are geared to helping countries exit fragility and recover from violent conflict sooner and more sustainably, which is the focus of the fourth pillar.
Building on more targeted and systematic analytics, the WBG is enhancing its understanding of fragility, examining countries' political economy, and engaging with governments and partners on related operational implications. The private sector is a key lever to foster this transition. Macroeconomic support can adapt to the conditions that characterize fragility, while helping governments manage trade-offs in improving their fiscal space, managing debt, and providing credit to the economy.
Paving the road out of fragility, FF20 will tackle the role complex question of troop withdrawal and declining FDA, the catalytic role of the private sector to create markets and break fragility traps, informal economies and the labor market, the UN’s role in brokering sustainable peace, and the inescapable importance of leadership and good governance. Sessions will showcase studies from the DRC, Afghanistan, the Ferghana Valley and more.