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Includes lessons learned by the World Bank's Global Water Policy from its water related interventions in fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) settings.

TitleMaximizing the impact of the World Bank Group in fragile and conflict-affected situations
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsWorld Bank
Paginationx, 219 p. : 44 fig., 13 tab.
Date Published03/2018
PublisherWorld Bank
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsfragile states

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the World Bank Group's (WBG) engagement in contexts of fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV). Its central message is that the Bank will only achieve its Twin Goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity by increasing its impact in FCV settings. The report provides insight on how Global Practices and teams across the WBG are tackling these critical challenges, with a focus on cross-cutting fragility issues that appear across geographies and sectors. In cooperation with local, national and global partners, the WBG aims to strengthen its strategic and operational approach to FCV situations to enhance impact on the ground. 

The section on the World Bank's Global Water Practice (P. 206-211) includes five general lessons: 
  1. There is a need to invest more in innovative solutions that support the transition from emergency to development support;
  2. The balance between investing in infrastructure versus investing in institutional capacity building needs to be weighed carefully; 
  3. Improving data on service delivery is critical to strengthening state capacity for sector coordination and oversight. 
  4. Local WBG presence improves and accelerates progress;
  5. Better linking sector specific and multisector projects.
Citation Key86567


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