Do we need a new approach to support fragile states?

More than 60% of the world’s poor are expected to live in fragile states by 2030. But it is increasingly recognised that the current international approach to support states exit fragility is inadequate. A call to ‘pivot towards fragile states’ at the recent IMF/World Bank spring meetings in April followed fresh criticism by the Fragility Commission and IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office of the failings of international assistance to these countries.