Development Co-operation Directorate


States of Fragility 2022

States of Fragility 2022 arrives during an ‘age of crises’, where multiple, concurring crises are disproportionately affecting the 60 fragile contexts identified in this year’s report. Chief among these crises are COVID-19, Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and climate change, with the root causes of multidimensional fragility playing a central role in shaping their scale and severity. The report outlines the state of fragility in 2022, reviews current responses to it, and presents options to guide better policies for better lives in fragile contexts. At the halfway point of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is more critical than ever for development partners to focus on the furthest behind: the 1.9 billion people in fragile contexts that account for 24% of the world’s population but 73% of the world’s extreme poor.

Published on September 19, 2022Also available in: French, German

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Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Key characteristics of fragile contexts (infographic)
Fragility in an age of crises
The state of responses to crises and fragility
Charting a path through crises in fragile contexts
Methodological notes
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