FP Virtual Dialogue: From Fragility to Resilience
Rethinking International Cooperation in the Hardest Places
The pandemic and the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine have wreaked havoc on global markets, putting exceptional pressure on the world’s most fragile and conflict-affected economies. Supply disruptions, soaring inflation, and geopolitical instability have exacerbated the risks that vulnerable populations and fragile states are facing from longer-term trends, such as climate change and extreme poverty.
Strengthening institutions and communities to respond to complex and compounding crises will be vital for economic and human security in developing countries. Despite the demonstrated need for more resilient systems, turning global partners’ commitments to capacity building into action remains challenging. The recently passed U.S. Global Fragility Act, which directs the U.S. government to develop initiatives aimed at stabilizing conflict-affected areas, critically shifts focus to resilience and capacity building in its implementation.
Against the backdrop of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, Foreign Policy, in partnership with Food for the Hungry, brought together leading policymakers, development practitioners, and investors to explore how resilience efforts can be effectively advanced through greater development cooperation among stakeholders at all levels.
Join the conversation at #ResilientDev.
Ambassador Peter Hendrick Vrooman
Dr. Alison Evans
Dr. Mayesha Alam
For more information, contact Susan Sadigova, Vice President of Strategic Development.