Mapping Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations in Asia and the Pacific: The ADB Experience

Publication | November 2016

This study maps out the major weaknesses of each fragile situation on the latest country performance assessment exercises and identifies overall common issues that need special attention.

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While investments in transport, energy, education, health, private sector development, and other areas remain necessary, much more must be done to ensure that these investments are sustainable. Rethinking ADB’s engagement in fragile countries is critically important. This must be backed by a comprehensive understanding of the governance, institutional, political, and social issues that are behind each country’s exposure to conflict or fragility.

Findings show that the weakest areas in fragile and conflict-affected countries are policies for social inclusion/equity, followed by structural policies, and public sector management and institutions. Economic management has generally the highest ranking or is the strongest area in many such countries.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Background and Rationale
  • Fragile Situations
    • Kiribati
    • Marshall Islands
    • Federated States of Micronesia
    • Nauru
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Solomon Islands
    • Timor-Leste
    • Tuvalu
    • Vanuatu
  • Conflict-Affected Situations
    • Afghanistan
    • Myanmar
  • Transitional Situation
    • Nepal
  • Subnational Conflict Situation
    • Mindanao, Philippines
  • Fragility and Conflict: Same Story, Different Origin
  • Highlights and Recommendations

Additional Details

Type
Subjects
  • Governance and public sector management
  • Fragile situations
  • Public administration, economic affairs, and policy
  • Poverty
  • Social development and protection
  • Social protection
Countries
  • Afghanistan
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Solomon Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
Pages
  • 104
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • RPT168514-2
ISBN
  • 978-92-9257-647-9 (print)
  • 978-92-9257-648-6 (electronic)

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