States of Fragility 2020 sets a policy agenda for fragility at a critical turning
point: the final countdown on Agenda 2030 is at hand, and the pandemic has reversed
hard-fought gains. This report examines fragility as a story in two parts: the global
state of fragility that existed before COVID-19, and the dramatic impact the pandemic
is having on that landscape. It acknowledges the severe reality of fragility in its
multidimensionality and complexity. It explores thinking and practice on fragility
to propose new ideas on human capital analysis and conflict prevention in order to
adapt policy for more resilient outcomes. With a thematic emphasis on peace in fragile
contexts, it highlights the important role of peacebuilders, diplomats, and security
actors for peace, and builds the case for enhanced complementarity and coherence across
the Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus. It concludes by reconciling theory with
practice to explore what it means to work effectively in fragile contexts. Focusing
on fragility will be imperative to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies that
leave no one behind.
The OECD States of Fragility Platform is a one-stop-shop for all data, visualisations, and analysis pertaining to the States of Fragility series. It allows users to analyse all fragile contexts to address fragility along economic, environmental, political, security and societal dimensions, as well as understand the financing landscape in fragile contexts. For further information on the States of Fragility methodology, please visit the About page of the platform.