Mapping Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations in Asia and the Pacific: The ADB Experience
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.
- Executive Summary
- Background and Rationale
- Fragile Situations
- Marshall Islands
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
- Conflict-Affected Situations
- Transitional Situation
- Subnational Conflict Situation
- Mindanao, Philippines
- Fragility and Conflict: Same Story, Different Origin
- Highlights and Recommendations