States of Fragility 2016
The world is getting more violent, and violence is occurring in surprising places.
Over the past 15 years, 3.34 billion people, or almost half of the world’s population,
have been affected by violence. The number of violent conflicts is decreasing, but
conflicts are killing more people: conflict-related deaths have tripled since 2003.
Violent extremism and terrorism are also on the rise. The economic cost of violence
is rising too: the global economic impact of violence is a staggering USD 13.6 trillion,
equivalent to 13.3% of Global GDP. And civilians, especially children and women, are
most at risk.
States of Fragility 2016: Understanding Violence takes a long hard look at violence
in the world – and what we should do about it. The report showcases emerging thinking
about violence, presents a new risk-based approach to monitoring various dimensions
of fragility, and looks at financial flows in support of fragile contexts. Understanding
Violence finds that development, peace and security efforts in the developing world
have not kept pace with the new reality of violence. We need to dedicate more resources
and attention to violence. And to be effective, we need to put people – especially
youth – at the centre of our efforts.
Published on November 30, 2016Also available in: French