Children in a school in Kinshasa. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank. The Fragility Forum was held in Washington D.C. from March 5 to 7. More than 1, 000 people from over 90 different countries…

Camilla Lindstrom |

Governments spend a lot of money to contain violence. [[tweetable]]In 2015, some $1.7 trillion was spent on defense by governments worldwide[[/tweetable]] . While the primary responsibility for…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Bernard Harborne |

Students in a war torn classroom. Photo: Alex Baluyut / World Bank By 2030, almost half of the world’s poor will be concentrated in countries affected by fragility, conflict and violence.  It’s…

Jeff Thindwa |

During war, markets help people survive. Salad traders in Garoule market, Mali. © Irina Mosel / ODI Recently, I participated in an ODI-organized conference on ‘Driving change in challenging…

Verena Fritz |

I like entertaining my western friends with stories of growing up in the post-communist Kazakhstan limbo, when everything ended, but nothing had yet started. Stories of how my friends and I would…

Alua Kennedy |

Gaza. Displaced persons. Photo: © Natalia Cieslik / World Bank From civil wars in Mali and Iraq to urban crime in Central America, perceptions of injustice are central to fueling violence and…

Hassane Cisse, Betty Bigombe |

#ARTF's Ditte Fallesen describes the opportunities and challenges around #opendata in Afghanistan. Photo: Sandra Moscoco [[tweetable]]​There's a lot of energy around the role of open…

Sandra Moscoso |

Change is what development is all about. The hard part, as the well-chosen title of a new World Bank book makes clear, is persuading the right kind of change to put down roots and flourish.…

Heather Lyne de Ver |

"WHO logistician Jose and team are preparing to remove dead bodies of people who died from Ebola." Source: WHO [[tweetable]]Why do people  sick with the Ebola virus in West Africa avoid…

Hana Brixi |