Fragility and conflict are a significant challenge to development and constrain efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1, which aims to end poverty by 2030. In developing countries, conflict has stunted gross domestic product (GDP) growth and is one of the leading causes of humanitarian crises.
The PEGNet conference 2022 will provide a platform for leading development scholars, practitioners and policy-makers to reflect on the determinants and consequences of conflict and fragility in developing countries. In addition, the conference will seek to understand the solutions to these challenges and provide answers to questions such as:
- What are the causes of fragility and conflict within and between countries?
- How do we develop and implement policy and financing options for the forced displacement crisis?
- How do we involve non-state actors such as the private sector in developing innovative financing solution for situations of fragility, conflict, and violence?
- How do we reduce state fragility and how do we rapidly respond to protracted and recurring crises?
- How do we build strong partnerships for sustainable peace and development with humanitarian, security, diplomatic, and development actors?
- How do we ensure equity in service provision (e.g. in education and healthcare)?
- How do we strengthen both national and multilateral institutions to provide the necessary infrastructure?
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