Fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) is a global challenge. Chronic instability in some of the world’s poorest countries, civil wars, the global shock of the pandemic, and continued climate disasters have created a complex landscape of intertwined risks. Since the implementation of the Strategy on Fragility, Conflict and Violence, the World Bank has strengthened its engagement in FCV settings, but several key challenges have emerged. Addressing these challenges is critical in responding to the needs of our partners in FCV environments, and to sustain and adapt our operations.
The World Bank has just completed the Mid-term Review (MTR) of the FCV Strategy. The MTR takes stock of the FCV Strategy’s implementation in this challenging global context and identifies where the World Bank needs to adjust and adapt. A Bank-wide effort, the review included extensive consultations with shareholders, the private sector, and key partners.
The MTR found the Strategy fit for purpose, and has identified a number of ways to make the World Bank more effective in delivering its mission and supporting development outcomes in FCV.