Fragility assessments are viewed as an added burden to project design and implementation, however, if done properly and results are used appropriately, they can help shape the development practice and enhance the impact to the beneficiaries.
This publication captures the presentations and discussions of experts and policy makers during the Experts’ Roundtable Meeting on Assessing Fragility for a Differentiated Approach in Dealing with Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations, held on 15–16 June 2015 in Bangkok.
The meeting objectives were to:
- generate broader awareness of fragility and conflict assessments,
- debate what the next generation of assessments should look like,
- discuss how fragility and conflict assessments can be conducted at the subnational level, and
- determine how these tools can best inform development partners and governments, and contribute to effective programming and policy responses on the ground.
ADB conducted the experts’ meeting, in collaboration with The Asia Foundation, as part of the regional technical assistance project Enhancing ADB’s Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (RETA 8065).