State fragility is arguably the greatest challenge facing development today. The share of the extreme poor in fragile and conflict-affected areas could rise to as much as 60 percent.
Previously considered to be a phenomenon of low-income countries, fragility now afflicts middle- and even high-income countries, such as those in the Middle East. Given these countries’ greater integration with the global economy, the spillovers from conflict and violence to the rest of the world are more intense and widespread.
In short, tackling fragility and conflict is a global public good. The purpose of the roundtable is to bring together three major global actors on state fragility - the Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development; the International Monetary Fund (IMF); and the World Bank Group (WBG)- to share their ongoing work and perspectives on how to tackle fragility and conflict.
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