This seminar, organized by ADB’s Independent Evaluation Department, brought together experts from ADB and other organizations to discuss their insights and approaches to ensuring that countries and regions in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS) are not left behind in addressing the impacts of the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, and in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.)

Making progress toward achieving the SDGs while combating the impacts of the climate crisis and COVID-19 is not just challenging but also risky in FCAS. Development organizations need to rethink, intensify, and further differentiate their support and partnerships for FCAS. As countries move along the fragility-to-resilience spectrum, the humanitarian-development-peace nexus is crucial for addressing drivers of vulnerability before, during, and after crises.

The event was held on the sidelines of the 55th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors.