Korea Trust Fund for Economic & Peace-Building Transitions

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What we do

The Korea Trust Fund (KTF) was established in 2009 with the aim of fostering collaboration between the World Bank Group (WBG) and the Government of Korea in the areas of development and knowledge exchange, while supporting their respective efforts to achieve development outcomes in Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV). Further, it was set up to address the needs of state and local governance, and peace building in conflict-prone and conflict-affected situations. Around the globe, the KTF supports innovative state-building and peace-building efforts. These center on building resilience to internal and external stresses (which increase the risk of conflict and violence) and developing the conditions necessary to promote peaceful development.

The KTF grant making process

The grant-making process begins with requests for funding submitted by World Bank teams. Concept notes for individual projects are then reviewed and short-listed. If a project is selected to move to the full proposal stage, it is peer-reviewed extensively by country specialists, thematic experts and the KTF Secretariat prior to submission to the KTF Committee and donor for approval. KTF grants can be Bank executed, generally in contexts where client capacity is limited or Recipient executed whereby they are allocated to government counterparts or international or national non-government organizations. Grant making is also flexible enough to respond quickly to requests for technical assistance or initiate catalytic analytical work on addressing specific FCV challenges. The flexibility of KTF grants also make them ideal for piloting innovative small-scale interventions that inform larger Bank operations and enable them to become more conflict-sensitive.

Governance, Management and Results Monitoring

The KTF is housed in the Bank’s FCV Group, which is the Bank’s Cross-Cutting Solutions Area (CCSA) dedicated to FCV response and collaborates closely with other FCV Group trust funds. These include the State and Peace-Building Fund (SPF), the UN-World Bank Partnership Trust Fund, and the Global Program for Forced Displacement (GPFD). These global FCV-focused trust funds are designed to enhance complementarity and cooperation among funding sources and promote a greater impact of small grant financing while maintaining a strong focus on priority themes.

All FCV Group trust funds are governed by a cross–World Bank Committee that is charged with approving grants and providing strategic guidance. KTF projects valued in excess of US$0.5 million also require approval from the Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF). The KTF Secretariat oversees the day-to-day management of the fund and the project portfolio. It offers support to project task teams, consults with donors on project proposals, processes grants, promotes knowledge exchanges, conducts project evaluations and addresses bottlenecks. The Secretariat also benefits from a larger pool of FCV Group staff that provides technical and operational support to KTF projects.

KTF grants are subject to the same rigorous technical, legal, and fiduciary due diligence as all other Bank projects. To ensure consistent monitoring and performance measurement of project results, a comprehensive results framework is applied to all KTF grants. It identifies both fund-level and project-level results and includes sample indicators to help document progress toward results. Project teams are also required to report yearly on progress against fund-level objectives through the Bank’s grant monitoring reporting system (GRM).

FY15 Portfolio Highlights

Demand for KTF financing and grant making around the world has continued to grow in the course of the last year, with US$4.5 million committed in FY15. The total value of the KTF is US$24.2 million. This includes donor contributions and investment income. 

At the end of FY15, the KTF had a portfolio consisting of 32 innovative projects across diverse themes and regions, collectively valued at US$20.1 million. KTF performance is strong with 77 percent  of projects rated satisfactory and above and overall disbursement rate at 45 percent. The KTF portfolio demonstrates solid progress towards fund and project level results, building resilience and laying out the conditions for economic development.

Where We work

While the KTF is global in its reach the Fund prioritizes engagements in East Asia and the Pacific (EAP). It has allocated 55 percent  of grant commitments to this region. KTF projects in the EAP region are mainly focused on technical support for complex peace processes, different forms of conflict prevention and furthering economic transitions. The KTF portfolio is also growing in the Africa region, which currently accounts for 18 percent of the portfolio. While support to the Africa region reflects the multifaceted needs of the large number of FCV countries on the continent, KTF activities are generally geared towards re-engagement and response efforts to urgent crises.

Approximately eight percent of KTF grants focus on the ECA region and support activities relating to land conflict, issues and citizen engagement and the improvement of state-society relations.  The South Asia region accounts for four percent of the KTF portfolio. This support is focused on promoting conflict-sensitive development of the extractive industries in Afghanistan, as well as issues pertaining to drivers of fragility in the region. Only two percent of KTF approved grants are allocated to the MENA region, where efforts center on promoting and mainstreaming citizen engagement in operations. KTF financing in Latin America is geared toward support for implementation of the peace process in Colombia, and also accounts for two percent of approved KTF grants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: Sep 01, 2015

 

Region

Country & Project Title

Grant Amount in US$

East Asia and Pacific

Indonesia: National Violence Monitoring System

Project development objective: Strengthen the capacity of Indonesia’s institutions to detect and respond to social conflict through data and analysis.

$653,500

 

Indonesia: National Violence Monitoring System (Additional Financing)

Project development objective: Strengthen the capacity of Indonesia’s institutions to detect and respond to social conflict through data and analysis.

$1,509,070

 

Myanmar: Support to the Myanmar Peace Center

Project development objective: Enable the Myanmar Peace Center to generate an evidence base that improves both national decision-making and development partner interventions in support of the peace process.

$2,954,973

 

Myanmar: Improving the Evidence Base on Poverty through Mixed Methods

Project development objective: Develop a better evidence base on poverty and living conditions in Myanmar, accepted by all stakeholders, and used to inform national decision-making and development programming in support of the transition process.

$495,000

 

Pacific Islands: Strengthening Local Capacity and Project Implementation

Project development objective: Pilot and document innovative approaches that address development projects’ implementation challenges in Pacific island countries with respect to fiduciary and social safeguards compliance issues.

$495,000

 

Thailand: Expanding Community Approaches in Conflict Situations

Project development objective: Contribute to building confidence between communities and sub-district authorities in southern Thailand through participatory local development approaches and capacity building.

$490,000

 

Philippines: Supporting Inclusive Peace in the Bangsamoro

Project development objective: Support the Bangsamoro Transition Commission and other related transitional institutions with demand-driven technical assistance on economic development issues and promoting communication and outreach on economic development issues for a more inclusive transition process.

$470,000

 

Philippines: Supporting The Foundations Of Sustainable Peace In Mindanao

Project development objective: Provide timely advisory services to help build legitimate institutions in conflict-affected regions of the Philippines.  This will be achieved through analytical work, policy advice and donor coordination focusing on citizen security, justice, social programs and jobs.

$2,300,000

 

Developing Tools for Trauma-Sensitive Livelihood Interventions in East Asia

Project development objective: Improve the response of the World Bank in fragile and conflict-prone situations by integrating trauma-sensitivity into livelihood project design and implementation.

$450,000

 

Timor-Leste: Support for Land Policy

Project development objective: Increase the capacity of Government of Timor-Leste, civil society organizations, and communities to develop and implement land legislation in a fair, inclusive, and trans- parent way.

$490,000

 

EAP Conflict Monitoring South-South Learning

Project development objective: Enable the consolidation of lessons from three existing violence-monitoring initiatives in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, with a view to initiate cross-regional corporate learning and promoting broader adoption of violence monitoring instruments.

$495,000

 

Africa

Central African Republic: Strategic Early Response

Project development objective: Support the transitional institutions in defining early responses for the recovery of post-rebellion Central African Republic, to strategically inform the restructuring of the Bank’s portfolio and the preparation of the forthcoming Interim Strategy Note (ISN).

$470,000

 

Liberia: Citizen Engagement for Fair, Equitable and Durable Land and NRM

Project development objective: Assist the government to better understand grievances and disputes arising from concessions, and evaluate citizen engagement efforts on concessions in order to improve overall concessions management in line with the new land policy.

$485,000

 

Mali: Immediate Post-conflict Recovery Support Initiative

Project development objective: Promote new and innovative approaches to address the challenges of post-conflict project design and implementation and donor coordination in Mali. In particular, the project aims to generate new/revised strategies, knowledge sharing and partnership mechanisms.

$490,000

 

Promoting Peace and Stability in the Great Lakes Region through Development

Project development objective: Support the alignment of regional development programming with the Peace, Security, and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo and Great Lakes Region (PSCF) through the establishment of a joint World Bank–United Nations facility that will provide technical assistance for the design of specific projects and related activities.

$400,000

 

Sierra Leone: Local Development Partnerships for Mining

Project development objective: Assist the Government of Serra Leone to develop and test durable, equitable, and conflict-sensitive minerals policy and citizen-investor-government engagement frame- work for community development.

$475,000

 

South Sudan: Youth Employment

Project development objective: Improve the knowledge base and quality of data for informing youth employment policies in South Sudan.

$485,000

 

Sub-Saharan Africa: Jobs and Job Creation in Fragile and Conflict States

Project development objective: Improve the knowledge base and quality of data for informing employment policies and operations in a subset of FCS in the Africa Region.

$475,000

 

Initiative on Pastoralism and Stability in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa

Project development objective: Enhance monitoring and evaluation systems and knowledge on the link between pastoralism development and stability for regional organizations and programs.

$300,000

 

South Asia

Afghanistan: Understanding the Drivers of Peace and Security in Extractive Industries Sector

Project development objective: Raise awareness among relevant stakeholders on the potential drivers of local conflict around extractive industries in Afghanistan, and build capacity around community engagement mechanisms seeking to mitigate conflict.

$391,000

 

Framing Responses to State Fragility in SAR

Project development objective: Enhance the knowledge base for operations in the South Asia region in service delivery, and draw lessons to improve their effectiveness in contexts of fragility and conflict.

$350,000

 

Latin America and Carribean

Colombia: Peace Process Implementation Support

Project development objective: Support the Government of Colombia’s readiness and ability to deliver timely and effectively on the ongoing post-conflict commitments and the emerging agreements from current peace negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Havana, Cuba.

$390,000

 

Haiti: Political Economy Analysis and Social Accountability Pilot

Project development objective: Improve the effectiveness of Bank operations in the electricity and education sectors through in-depth understanding of the political economy of the sectors and the piloting of a social accountability model.

$449,000

 

Europe and Central Asia

Moldova/Transnistria: Knowledge for Confidence Building

Project development objective: Support confidence-building between Moldova and Transnistria by: i) closing knowledge gaps on Transnistria’s region’s economic and social situation to support peace-building dialogue and identify areas for policy alignment between the regions; ii) improving capacity in Transnistria for implementing selected policy measures and programs.

$495,000

 

Addressing Land and Conflict Issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Project development objective: Increase the capacity of governments in the region to enable secure access to land for vulnerable populations through improved identification of the impediments to access to land, and support for project design and land rights policies.

$485,000

 

Kyrgyz Republic & Tajikistan: Citizen Engagement for Better State-Society Relations

Project development objective: Support efforts to improve citizen-state relations in Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan by facilitating and building capacity for citizen engagement in energy, water supply, irrigation, and education sectors.

$480,000

 

Middle East and North Africa

Middle East and North Africa Citizen Engagement

Project development objective: Design and implement citizen engagement activities in the region, which are tailored to particular conflict and post-conflict contexts.

$450,000

 

GLOBAL

Learning on SGBV in Operations

Project development objective: Deepen client and Bank knowledge on addressing Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Fragile and Post-Conflict situations.

$444,000

 

Designing and Implementing Displacement Sensitive Development Interventions

Project development objective: Ensure that governments, Bank actors, and external partners take up and operationalize the recommendations emanating from analytical work and technical assistance on forced displacement.

$470,000

 

Men as Agents of Change for Peace, and Security Knowledge Product

Project development objective: Contribute to the design of improved fragility-sensitive interventions and programming by addressing the poorly understood topic of men and gender as it relates to FCV, and contribute to better understanding how men can be agents of peace and security.

$390,000

 

Improving Professional and Regulatory Safeguards Capacity in FCS by Building Skills through South-South Staff Exchange

Project development objective: Establish basic environmental and social professional capacity of regulatory and licensing institutions in FCS to better monitor and enforce standards and regulations for projects, mainly in typical “high demand” sectors such as transport, infrastructure, and energy.

$282,100

 

Recovery from Conflict: Lessons of Success

Project development objective:  Relate measures of conflict and fragility to macroeconomic performance and economic policy priorities with the aim of deepening knowledge about the two-way interaction between the risk of relapse into conflict and macroeconomic performance.

$100,000

 

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2015

Philippines: Supporting Inclusive Peace in the Bangsamoro

Start date: November 2013

Context

Following over four decades of armed conflict in the autonomous region in Muslim Mindanao, efforts at building a sustainable peace are well underway. In October 2012 a preliminary peace agreement was signed between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). It calls for the establishment of a new autonomous entity- the Bangsamoro, which fulfills the Muslim majority Moro people’s demand for self-determination. Today, several areas of Mindanao remain affected by violence, weak governance and unemployment. Throughout the transition process, the WBG through the KTF have remained engaged to address these challenges and build a sustainable peace.

KTF Activities

The KTF has supported the transition by facilitating broad-based consultations with representation from all ethnic, religious and other marginalized groups. In the preparation of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (the main output of the subsequent Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro) the KTF brought together civil society networks, academics and transitional institutions on economic development aspects of the law. Technical assistance has also been provided to the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), the development arm of the MILF. Assistance has been focused on drawing up the six-year ‘Bangsamoro Development Plan,’ aimed at directing development efforts in the new political entity. As part of its peace-building efforts, the KTF is also financing ICT initiatives, such as the innovative Bangsamoro Conflict Monitoring System (BCMS). Building on the successes of this grant, the Supporting the Foundations of Sustainable Peace in Mindanao project (grant amount: US$2.3 million) was approved to address some of the deeper development challenges of weak governance, insecurity and unemployment. To date, the project has established research partnerships, organized local consultations and commissioned a Mindanao Jobs Report, which will virtually bring together all WBG Global Practices and Cross-Cutting Solution Areas for a flagship AAA product. A MILF ex-combatant needs assessment has also been initiated, which is designed to help bring ex-combatants into productive employment, and improve security conditions.

Impact

In line with the recommendations of the 2011 WDR, the inclusive approach of KTF activities in Mindanao has increased the ‘buy-in’ of multiple, often opposing constituencies. It has helped build crucial confidence in the peace process, thereby laying the groundwork for longer-term institutional transformation. As part of its confidence building efforts, the KTF has built capacity of the Bangsamoro Development Agency, the first of its kind to be driven by former rebels, to identify and implement key development interventions. Its activities will be indirectly facilitated by the much- acclaimed Bangsamoro Conflict Monitoring System, which has revealed new and important signifiers of violence that are underpinning development and peacebuilding policy and practice in Mindanao.

News: PHILIPPINES: Bangsamoro Conflict Monitoring System Now Online

 

Central African Republic: Strategic Early Response

Start date: February 2014

Context

The Central African Republic (CAR) is in the process of recovery after a civil war, and rebellion causing insecurity and violence on a massive scale. This crisis has prompted a large and multi-faceted international response, including a United Nations-led peacekeeping operation, and interventions from an array of humanitarian agencies and development partners, including the World Bank. The Bank is supporting the crisis response with a US$100 million package in emergency operations.

KTF Activities

The KTF has played a catalytic role in informing the World Bank’s re-engagement in the country and identifying early responses for recovery. Project activities, primarily geared toward knowledge and learning, have helped identify and address key challenges in CAR, including limited availability of data, weak institutional capacity and inter-agency coordination as well as economic volatility. For example, the KTF supported a South-South knowledge exchange on post-conflict Labor-Intensive Public Works (LIPW). Other areas of KTF support have centered on more direct support to CARs transitional institutions to deliver early results and help build much needed trust in the state. Analytical studies have also been completed to help develop better-informed development strategies for CAR.

Impact

While the grant is still under implementation, KTF activities have generated important knowledge and learning, which is enabling the improvement of Bank operations in CAR. The LIPW knowledge exchange provided direct operational and strategic support to the restructuring of two ongoing Bank projects. It also informed the preparation of a new IDA flagship operation, and led to the creation of a multi-donor LIPW program in Bangui. The Bank’s operational support on the ground has reinforced its visibility and helped position the Bank as a credible and reliable partner to the transitional government. KTF activities have also fed into the preparation of the Bank’s forthcoming Country Engagement Note to support CAR’s fragile transition and define the Bank’s priority areas of engagement.

 

MENA: Middle East and North Africa Citizen Engagement

Start date: May 2014

Context

Since the start of the Arab Spring in early 2011, citizens across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have, in different ways and with mixed results, struggled for more inclusive governance, and for their aspirations to be reflected in state affairs. The World Bank’s response to these demands has been to undertake initiatives to better ingrate citizen engagement into its development projects, and attempt to empower citizens to participate in public decision-making. The KTF is financing such efforts across a number of post-conflict and fragile countries in the MENA region.

KTF Activities

At its core, this project allows for the use of innovative technologies to empower citizens to demand better services and monitor the use of public resources. In the West Bank and Gaza, as part of a World Bank municipal development project, an e-governance platform for service delivery requests is being established, as are one-stop-shop community service centers and a citizen satisfaction survey. The KTF is also supporting a cash transfer project in two pilot governorates, making use of bulk SMS outreach, interactive workshops and assessments, a grievance management system to improve the scheme. In Yemen, KTF support allowed for the completion of a citizen engagement assessment to map existing programs, entry points and areas of improvement for the Yemen Social Fund for Development IV project. Similarly, the citizen engagement activities under this grant are being applied to a ‘Social Welfare Fund Institutional Support’ project in Yemen. KTF support will, among other things, contribute to an improved communications strategy.

Impact

Activities in the West Bank and Gaza are still under implementation, but progressing well towards achieving their objectives. Their methods of empowering citizens in service delivery projects are having a direct impact on relieving tensions between citizens and local authorities, and helping build trust in public institutions. The integration of CE mechanisms has improved citizen participation and incentivized people to voice their concerns and participate in local decision-making. With a basis in feedback from current activities, project task teams are working closely with clients to help mainstream CE in priority operations, and apply CE entry points at the country system level. This progress is not yet matched in Yemen. At present, the country portfolio is suspended due to the ongoing conflict, and project activities may be further postponed given the severity of the country’s crisis.

 

Pacific Islands: Strengthening Local Capacity

Start date: August 2013

Context

Across the Pacific region, a number of Pacific Island Countries (PICs) are facing a host of challenges hampering the achievement of development outcomes. These stem from their small size, geographic isolation and dispersion, limited institutional and human capacity and vulnerability to economic shocks and natural hazards. Many are classified as fragile or conflict-affected states, which further impacts their ability to reduce poverty and promote shared prosperity. The drivers of fragility in these PICs are varied and context specific, and must be adequately understood as a part of any customized development response.

KTF Activities

KTF has supported piloting of innovative approaches to address project implementation challenges in fragile and small states, particularly with respect to fiduciary and social safeguards compliance issues. The KTF grant is also designed to capture and disseminate the outcomes of these approaches. To date, it has supported training workshops and provided hands-on capacity building on procurement, financial management and safeguards for government representatives across 23 projects in the region. A lessons-learned paper on strengthening capacity and building implementation in fragile and remote island states has also been completed as part of this project.

Impact

These activities have built client implementation capacity and strengthened government procurement and financial management systems across the Pacific region. They have also helped link the appropriate agencies of governments’ with relevant sector units within the Bank. In addition, this project has strengthened the knowledge and application of safeguards policies and documents. Moreover, partnerships established with civil society organizations across the region have helped strengthen and improve social accountability. Taken together, these results have advanced a more comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of fragility in Pacific Island Countries, and allowed for effective strategic and operational approaches to be developed, which in turn help build and sustain national capacity.

 

Global: Designing and Implementing Displacement Sensitive Development Interventions

Start date: October 2013

Context

In 2014 an estimated 13 million individuals worldwide were displaced due to conflict or persecution according to the UNHCR. In the same year, a record-breaking 38 million people were internally displaced. As displacement trends are growing more alarming, it is becoming increasingly clear that short-term humanitarian responses to displacement need to go hand in hand with a longer-term development approach. In this regard, the World Bank has witnessed a dramatic increase in demand for development work on forced displacement from clients, particularly in the MENA and Africa regions.

KTF Activities

With the objective of improving the ability of the World Bank, its clients, and partners to undertake displacement sensitive development interventions, this KTF grant is financing a series of operationally relevant analytical studies. These include an evaluation of land allocation schemes in Afghanistan, and a displacement-related household survey in Mali, and a Great Lakes displacement study, which is a political economy analysis of an agriculture livelihood program with a particular focus on displacement. Technical assistance has also been provided as a part of this project to enhance development responses to forced displacement that support economically and socially sustainable solutions.

Impact

The studies in question are making important inroads and have contributed a wealth of relevant knowledge on forced displacement across the globe. Findings from the Afghanistan study are helping to improve the conflict-sensitivity of the Bank’s engagement in the country The Mali study has provided baselines and comparisons to inform the country team on the particular challenges of displacement populations. The survey also supported the Bank’s regional initiative for the Sahel, notably its goal of addressing primary sources of vulnerability and resilience, including population displacement. Findings from the Great Lakes displacement study have informed the design of a $100 million IDA regional operation on Displaced Persons and Border Communities in the region.

 

Global: Learning on SGBV in Operations

Start date: July 2014

Context

Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) is a particularly acute challenge in fragile environments. In some cases, SGBV derives from a breakdown of social order and a cycle of impunity, while the threat and perpetration of sexual and physical violence can also be used as a systematic weapon of war. A global review of 50 countries in the 2011 WDR showed that sexual violence rates tend to remain high even after a conflict ends. Survivors often suffer physical and psychological wounds, and a climate of fear and exclusion impedes participation in economic, social, and political life. The World Bank Group has in recent years strengthened efforts to address SGBV, and integrate gender perspectives in all Country Assistance Strategies.

KTF Activities

KTF funded an interactive operations learning tour, which brought together technical level representatives of implementing partners (both from Government institutions and non- Government Organizations) to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in March 2015. The representatives, hailing from Papua New Guinea, Nepal, and DRC, are preparing and implementing key pilot projects within the Bank’s new Global Platform on SGBV. Participants from Georgia and Afghanistan also joined, making it a truly global learning exchange. The tour included visits to different SGBV prevention and mitigation programs, as well as health and community centers, and offered opportunities for exchanges in both conference-like and informal sessions.

Impact

First and foremost, the learning tour offered an invaluable platform for capacity building and enabled learning between distinguished practitioners on subjects relating to SGBV prevention. It generated a mass of operationally relevant knowledge on how to address SGBV in their respective countries, including on the role of government leadership and coordination among relevant authorities and CSOs, and protection and service provision to survivors. These outputs are directly informing the design and execution of the pilot projects being implemented by many of the participants. The knowledge and experience shared during the tour is also set to increase advocacy at local and national levels. Moreover, the learning tour also helped deepen the knowledge of participating Bank task teams, who learnt from other Bank projects addressing SGBV, and are now in the process of tailoring the design or implementation mechanisms of their projects.

 

Last Updated: Feb 04, 2016

Partnerships are key to ensure coherence of international community interventions in FCV settings. They help avoid fragmentation and cumbersome burdens on clients and improve complementarity at the project and Fund levels. To this end, the KTF actively seeks to build and support partnerships on a variety of economic and peace-building issues. Together with its partner funds in the FCV Group, the KTF is working to improve coordination on knowledge creation and connect people working in FCV contexts across the world, with the aim of helping to improve development impacts in these countries.

The KTF promotes partnerships through diversity in its grant recipients (e.g., governments, NGOs, international and regional organizations) and by highlighting partnership approaches in its project activities. It also seeks to boost active cooperation with international development partners on FCV issues, particularly in East Asia. In addition, the KTF is enjoying fruitful partnerships with Korean institutions and incorporating the multi-faceted and historical development experiences of these partners in its project activities worldwide.

Improving collaboration with the G20 and g7+ group of fragile states

In close partnership with the Korean Development Institute’s School of Public Policy and Management, the KTF supported two annual events in Seoul to facilitate dialogue between the G20 and g7+ group of fragile and conflict affected states. The first event took place in 2013 and saw representatives from these organizations attenda Global Leadership Training Course on the G20 and Peace-building. Participants shared experiences on peace and state-building challenges while learning about Korea’s successful development trajectory.

This course was followed by a roundtable discussion in August, 2014 between members of the G20 and g7+ group of fragile states on growth, jobs, and infrastructure in advance of the G20 Summit in Brisbane. These events have helped increase the capacity of the g7+ to engage in critical global issues, including extractive industry development and employment in fragile contexts. They have also boosted the understanding of G20 member countries of FCV challenges and international responses in situations of conflict and fragility. Moreover, they have stimulated further institutional collaboration between the two organizations on FCV issues.

Korea Week 2015

Korea Week 2015, jointly organized by the WBG and the Korea Ministry of Strategy and Finance, was held in Seoul during June 1-5. The event provided an excellent opportunity to highlight KTF as one of key WBG-Korea partnerships through several presentations by FCV Group Senior Management, a guest talk by the Philippines government representative on KTF’s innovative and flexible support to the Mindanao Peace Process; video screening and a photo exhibit featuring KTF projects and results.

In partnership with the Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM), the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) and the Seoul National University, the KTF additionally organized a side event during Korea Week 2015. The Perspectives on Economic Transitions session brought together Korean and World Bank experts on transitional economies and recovery from conflict to discuss lessons learned from past experiences as well as implications for new transitions. Attendees also examined the various successes and challenges of KTF supported projects worldwide. The workshop set the stage for continued knowledge exchanges and joint analytical work between the World Bank and Korean institutions on conflict prevention and transitions in fragile and conflict- affected environments.

Fragility Forum 2015

The Fragility, Conflict and Violence Forum, held from February 11 – 13, 2015, brought together over 1000 practitioners working on FCV to explore the trends, challenges and opportunities plusexchange insights and experience and strengthen the practice of delivering development results in fragile and conflict-affected situations. The three-day conference featured over 200 speakers and four plenary sessions featuring topics  on theEbola crisis, the Private Sector, Youth Voices and Resilience and a high-level panel on Redefining Fragility. The forum provided a platform for sharing results and experience from KTF projects which are at the forefront of working on peace process support, job creation, violence prevention and trauma-sensitive development. The platform also contributed to the discussion on gender based-violence, displacement, and land and natural resource management.

 

Last Updated: Sep 01, 2015

Healing Invisible Wounds and Rebuilding Livelihoods: Emerging Lessons for Combining Livelihood and Psychosocial Support in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings assesses evidence to generate a "hypothesis of change’"that combining psychosocial with livelihood support can improve development outcomes in FCS.

Violent Incidents Monitoring Systems: A Methods Toolkit provides guidance to practitioners interested in establishing a violence monitoring system. 

Understanding Violence in Southeast Asia: The Contribution of Violent Incidents Monitoring Systems draws on data from Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines to demonstrate the analytical value of granular violence data collected by local systems. A recently published blog summarizes some of the key findings.

 





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