A Bangladeshi U.N. peacekeeper stands among houses destroyed by violence in the abandoned village of Yade, Central African Republic, in 2017. Photo by: REUTERS / Baz Ratner

WASHINGTON — The World Bank Group is developing a new strategy for fragile and conflict-affected states that the institution’s leaders hope can “systematize” the bank’s approach to engaging in complex situations that demand an increasing share of its resources.

The strategy will aim “to position the World Bank Group’s development support within the broader strategic context of our international partners’ efforts in fragility, conflict, and violence — FCV — with a huge push and a huge focus on prevention,” said Franck Bousquet, senior director of the bank’s fragility, conflict, and violence group.

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    Michael Igoe

    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.