How Can the World Bank Group Improve Its Private Sector Projects in African Fragile States?

Author
Vijaya Ramachandran, Benjamin Leo, Ross Thuotte
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Center for Global Development
Abstract
In recent years, the World Bank Group has made increasingly strong and explicit commitments to fragile and conflict-affected states, putting them at the top of the development policy agenda. These commitments are promising, but give rise to significant operational challenges for the various arms of the World Bank Group, including the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). The bank also faces steady pressure from shareholders to scale up involvement in fragile states while also improving absorptive capacity and project effectiveness.
Topic
Development, Economics, Markets, Foreign Aid, World Bank
Political Geography
Africa