World Bank Group Strategy for Fragility, Conflict, and Violence 2020–2025 Review

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The Growing Challenge of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence

i. Addressing the challenges of fragility, conflict, and violence is critical to achieving the World Bank Group’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. By 2030, more than half of the world’s extreme poor will live in countries characterized by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV).1 Preventing and mitigating FCV challenges is key to making progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to the international community’s broader efforts to promote peace and prosperity.

ii. The global fragility landscape has worsened significantly in recent years, impacting both lowand middle-income countries. Violent conflicts have increased to the highest levels obse