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Economic Brief - Fragile States Taking Part in Africa’s Inclusive Growth Take-Off


Fragility and conflict are among the greatest development challenges of our time. More effective and better coordinated efforts, tailored to each individual situation, must be made to assist countries affected by fragility and conflict, and countries in transition manage political, security, economic and environmental stresses that make them and their citizen vulnerable.

For the AfDB, state fragility matters because around a third of African countries, home to some 200 million people can be classified as fragile and are home to a growing share of Africa’s poor that are susceptible to instability with potential consequences beyond their borders

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