FRAGILITY, CONFLICT, AND VIOLENCE
West Africa is making progress in economic growth, democratization, and regional cooperation. While the recent rise in violence and conflict has sparked concerns over future development, efforts to build resilience have also improved. A new study draws lessons from the sub-region, emphasizing the importance of development policy in supporting stability to reduce conflict and violence over the long term.Read More »

Women in one of 78,000 self-help groups established by the Odisha Rural Livelihoods Project. © Omm Communications/World Bank
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Women in Odisha state, hit hard by the super-cyclone of 1999, have learned to improve their livelihoods through self-help groups.

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