Governance Issues: Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (FCAS) | Asian Development Bank

Governance Issues: Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (FCAS)

Weakened governance capacity, economic and social disruption, geographic isolation, and insecurity are just some of the unique challenges faced by countries in fragile and conflict-affected situations. Public services delivery systems seldom function well, and the government's ability to guarantee the basic security of its people is often limited. Civil unrest may turn to costly large-scale and violent civil conflict that may impact neighboring countries and the global community.

ADB acknowledges the importance of staying engaged in fragile and conflict-affected situations and assists client countries in such special circumstances through careful and customized modes of engagement.

ADB’s Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situation Resource Center aims to share and disseminate knowledge and provide technical information on ADB's field experiences in conflict and fragility. It provides useful and relevant knowledge resources and information for the development community in effectively delivering aid in these special cases.