Understanding the Local Context: Fragility Assessment of Development Projects in Nepal
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The New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States calls for practical ways to improve development assistance and achieve sustainable peace in fragile and conflict-affected situations.
ADB’s experience in Nepal shows that fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS) present the most challenging—and, at times, unpredictable—development context. Political and social issues in FCAS can affect implementation of a development project. Considering that FCAS vary and are usually contextual, understanding the local context should be a prerequisite for a coherent and relevant development assistance.
This publication presents the how-to’s, experiences, and lessons of fragility assessment on three ADB projects in rural infrastructure, urban infrastructure, and commercial agriculture in Nepal.