About 1.2 billion people live in countries affected by fragility, while about 800 million people live in developing countries with the highest homicides rates. By any measure, the fact that over 2 billion people in the developing world are confronted by some form of extreme violence illustrates the nature of the development challenge.
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January 20, 2015 — More than 250 million people– half of the population of the 33 countries the World Bank defines as fragile – live in poverty. Worldwide, more than 1.2 billion people live in areas affected by conflict and fragility. No matter the measure, if extreme poverty is to be eliminated by 2030, the challenges of fragility, conflict and violence need to be addressed. The Forum brings together the community of practitioners working on fragility, conflict and violence to explore the trends, challenges and opportunities; exchange insights and experience; and strengthen the practice of delivering development results in fragile and conflict-affected situations.Read More »
April 11, 2014 — The Bank is helping Pakistan cope with the consequences of conflict while reducing the prospects of future conflicts through its engagement in the country’s border areas.The new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) is directly linked to Pakistan’s own development vision. The Bank’s long-term commitment to education, energy and its support for rural infrastructure, and its engagement in policy dialogues is helping the country achieve its development objectives. Read More »