Wednesday, September 28, 2022

How collective action can turn fragility into resilience

By 2030, a staggering 86% of the world’s extreme poor may live in settings afflicted by fragility, up from 73% now, according to new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development forecasts. As a major challenge to development progress, this appears to lend growing weight to calls for strategies to boost countries’ overall resilience to shocks.

In this context, the concept of taking a long-term “fragility-to-resilience” approach to deal with compounding crises is taking hold, contrasting with aid delivered through siloed and short-term projects that focus on a single or narrow set of immediate issues. Read More