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Africa Economic Brief - The role of road networks in addressing fragility and building resilience


The principle of ‘leaving no one behind’ through the development of inclusive societies is at the core of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But the scale of ambition raises immediate questions about implementation, especially in fragile states, which are the farthest from achieving the vision of progress laid out by the SDGs, and likely to face the hardest road to get there (OECD 2015).

The poor are increasingly, and dispro por - tion ally, located in fragile situations in Africa. Poverty rates are projected to be high - est in these countries in 2030, double (about 40 percent) that elsewhere (AfDB 2015).

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