Fragility And Resistance

In the early 2000s, the Bank was one of the first multilateral organizations to institutionalize the fragility agenda, highlighting the Bank’s longstanding engagement in addressing fragility and building resilience.

In twenty years, strategic, policy and programmatic shifts were undergone in line with increased understanding of the drivers of fragility. In recognition of the various drivers of fragility, the Bank established a specific financing mechanism geared to assist regional member countries in fragile settings or in transition: The Transition Support Facility (TSF).

Through the TSF, a total of UA 3.7 billion has been mobilized to help countries consolidate peace, build resilient institutions, stabilize economies, improve the lives of vulnerable populations, and lay the foundations for sustainable inclusive growth.

Strategy for Addressing Fragility and Building Resilience in Africa (2022-2026)

Areas affected by conflict and fragility in Africa are still being left behind. Countries that have experienced long-running fragility face higher poverty and food insecurity, wide gaps in infrastructure and public services, low economic diversity, and deep institutional deficits. They are vulnerable to multiple crises, including conflict and political instability, economic shocks, health threats and climate disruption.