Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (FCAS) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Developing context-specific tailored support for FCAS and SIDS is a critical element in ADB’s approach to helping build resilience and secure lasting stability and development in the most vulnerable environments.

  • Displacements due to conflict and violence,

  • Displacements due to disasters,

  • Reported Intimate Partner Violence,
    as of August 2023


ADB's engagement with FCAS and SIDS

In line with its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty and build a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, ADB prioritizes support for the poorest and most vulnerable countries in the region, including FCAS and SIDS. The increasing complexities of national and subnational fragility require focused responses to ensure lasting development gains.

ADB FCAS and SIDS operations use nonstandard, tailored approaches, including flexible business processes, strengthened human resources and field presence, and in-depth analytics to better understand multidimensional drivers of fragility and apply this knowledge to investments. ADB brings added value through diverse long-term concessional financing instruments designed to support these challenging environments.

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Your Questions Answered

  • How has digital connectivity boosted growth in isolated island economies in the Pacific?

    Digital connectivity infrastructure in the Pacific has helped to considerably lower internet costs and broadened access for huge swathes of the population. The improved bandwidth has led to more efficient government services, and an expansion in the private sector.

  • How is ADB encouraging the private sector to invest in vulnerable and isolated countries in the region, surely the risk is too great?

    ADB is well placed to match investors with appropriate projects in Pacific countries. ADB can offer "credit enhancements" products when lending to private sector investors to mitigate risk. An example is the Pacific Renewable Energy Program.

  • Give an example of an ADB project that has made a significant difference to lives in one of the bank’s fragile or vulnerable member countries.

    ADB is helping Papua New Guinea achieve universal health coverage through its Rural Primary Health Services Delivery Project. The project has established 34 rural health facilities, three urban health clinics and one district hospital.


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Benjamin Graham

Director, Fragility and Engagement

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Elaine Thomas

Unit Head, FCAS and SIDS

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Rosalind McKenzie

Principal Operations Coordination Specialist (Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations)

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Erin Chu Felton

Senior Operations Coordination Specialist (Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations)

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Edward Rees

Senior Fragility and Resilience Specialist (Climate Change)

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Chao-Yiing Lu

Operations Coordination Specialist (FCAS)


For inquiries, send an email to:

FCAS and SIDS Community

ADB Department
You may contact FCAS and SIDS focal points by selecting a department from the dropdown.

Paul Curry

Nadejda Mochinova
Senior Workforce Planning Specialist

Carmen Garcia Perez
Regional Cooperation Specialist

Narendra Singru
Country Director

Steven Goldfinch
Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist

Prabhjot Khan
Senior Social Development Officer (Gender and Development)

Rose Mckenzie
Principal Operations Coordination Specialist (Fragile Situations)

Wilhelmina Paz
Economist (Regional Cooperation)

Girard Pacifico Marin
Security and Emergency Services Specialist

Neil Hickey
Senior Communications Specialist

Reddy Bathula
Regional Head, Operations Coordination

Kaukab Naqvi
Senior Economist

Dhivya Ravikumar
Markets Development Advisory Specialist

Siddhartha Shah
Director, Markets Development Advisory Division 2

Peter Whelan
Principal Risk Management Specialist

David Hill

Tahmeen Ahmad
Senior Financial Management Specialist

Luke Fochtman
Senior Procurement Specialist

Delaney Miriam
FM Officer (SERD)

David Barton
Principal Investment Specialist

Alix Burrell
Principal Investment Specialist

Paul Flegler
Principal Investment Specialist

Ali Malik
Investment Specialist

Jan Hansen
Principal Economist

Thiam Hee Ng

Charlotte Schou-Zibell

Emma Allen
Senior Country Economist

Kavita Iyengar

Joel Mangahas
Principal Country Specialist

Sunil Mitra
Country Director

Sonomi Tanaka
Country Director

David Oldfield
Principal Planning and Policy Specialist

Masayuki Tachiiri