Supporting a resilient recovery in fragile environments post-COVID-19

Past Event State, COVID-19 and State Fragility initiative

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many vulnerabilities and inequities in the world, but has also created an unprecedented window of opportunity for countries to ‘build back better’ to tackle underlying weaknesses, combat climate change, and set a course for more sustainable and inclusive growth.

The World Bank Group Annual Meetings 2020 are centred around the topic of building a resilient and inclusive recovery after COVID-19. As leaders from government, the private sector, international organisations, and civil society discuss the path ahead for developing countries, this online discussion explores how an international push could expand energy access in countries facing fragility, unlocking a key lever for driving economic growth, human development, and environmental sustainability.