Investing in and protecting human capital is a key element of the first institution-wide strategy on fragility, conflict and violence (FCV) of the World Bank Group. Health is a critical element of…

Muhammad Ali Pate, Franck Bousquet |

Many of the refugees from South Sudan, Sudan, and Eritrea have gone to Ethiopia, where they are living in camps. To support the refugee-hosting communities in Ethiopia, the World Bank financed the…

Varalakshmi Vemuru |

In a new paper, The Role of the World Bank in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Mercy Corps and the Center for Global Development (CGD) take stock…

Lauren Post, Megan Doherty, Jeremy Konyndyk |

The area around Lake Chad, a large transboundary lake shared by Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria in West and Central Africa, is bearing the double burden of climate change and forced…

Johanna Damboeck, Nicolas Perrin, Benjamin Burckhart, Aly Rahim |

Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessments are supported by the World Bank Group (WBG), European Union (EU) and the United Nations to coordinate engagement in countries or regions emerging from…

Asbjorn Wee |

While camps are often crucial for the displaced populations in the immediate term, they are not a tenable option when displacement becomes prolonged.

Utz Pape, Ambika Sharma |

Climate change, conflict and population growth are wreaking havoc with ancient mobility patterns and putting pastoral livelihoods under tremendous stress.

Caroline Plante, Christian Berger, Amadou Ba |

We recently published a paper, Intergenerational Impact of Population Shocks on Children’s Health: Evidence from the 1993-2001 Refugee Crisis in Tanzania, that looks at the long-term impacts of…

Soazic Elise Wang Sonne, Paolo Verme |

The World Bank’s ID4D Initiative estimates that globally, 1 billion people struggle to prove their identity – and women and girls are disproportionately affected. Gender gaps in access to…

Lucia Hanmer, Marina Elefante |

To examine the effects that forced displacement is having on the most vulnerable, the World Bank recruited 10 young scholars who spent a year working as part of the African Young Fellows Program…

Rebecca Ong |