This evaluation assesses the IMF’s engagement with countries in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS). Helping these countries has been deemed an international priority because of their own great needs and the dangerous implications of persistent fragility for regional and global stability. With its crisis response and prevention mandate, the IMF has a key role to play in these international efforts. In practice, its contribution has been subject to considerable debate, and critics have called on the Fund to increase its engagement.
Brief Summary by the g7+ of the IMF report on Fragile and Conflict Affected States [Also available in: Fr ]
A half day workshop jointly hosted and organised in conjunction with the World Bank Conflict, Fragility and Violence Hub, the UN/World Bank Aid Coordination Office, and the International Dialogue Secretariat, was organised as a way of furthering peer learning across IDPS members, on the current ‘state of play’ with respect to thinking and progress on the Use of Country Systems (UCS). Its aim was to facilitate the comparing of experiences, and to identify strategic ways of advancing the agenda at country and headquarter levels i.e. an agenda for action for the International Dialogue leadership on the Use of Country Systems going forward.
This report captures the main highlights from a workshop hosted by the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development of the Federal Republic of Somalia, UNDP Somalia, the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding Statebuilding (CSPPS) and the International Dialogue Secretariat. The workshop brought together Somalia civil society organisations, with donors and officials from Ministry of Finance (PM office) and Central Bank, to review gaps in gender mainstreaming across line ministries, during the New Deal compact phase, and identify how the new National Development Plan and Partnership agreement, open up the scope for greater gender and women’s inclusion. On this occasion, a set of preliminary recommendations were put forward.