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25 Aug 2009 description

AT A GLANCE

- Post-conflict development is a priority for IFC within its focus on frontier markets. Improving World Bank Group effectiveness in fragile and conflict-affected states (fragile states) is one of six strategic themes that President Robert B. Zoellick has set forth.

- More than a billion of the world's poorest people live in fragile states.

- A country is less likely to slide back into conflict if people see tangible improvements in their lives.