Fragility and Conflict
The countries with the highest need for private investment and economic growth are often also the countries with the most challenging business environment and investment climate. While businesses in such countries struggle to access markets and obtain inputs, governments face huge difficulties in managing the overall business environment and economy. As a result, unemployment and poverty remain excessively high, contributing to further fragility and conflict. Within this context, the ICR Facility works with public and private stakeholders in a variety of settings in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries - including those characterised by fragility and conflict - to improve the investment climate and business environment.