Aid Delivery in Conflict – Affected IDA Countries: the Role of the World Bank


Over the past decade, regional development banks have become important actors in international efforts to assist conflict - affected countries, and they have been strengthening their capacities in conflict mitigation and post - conflict reconstruction. In post - conflict countries or regions, such as Cambodia, Timor - Leste, and Mindanao in the Philippines, the Bank and the Asian Development Bank (AsDB) are closely coordinating their activities. Collaboration with AsDB, as well as with the Islamic Development Bank, is also being strengthened in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank, including with regard to post - conflict collaboration, is being operationalized. As part of this agreement, the Bank is discussing extending Bank training in conflict and development to staff from AfDB. In Latin America, the Bank has worked closely with the Inter - American Development Bank in supporting donor coordination and reconstruction programs in Central America, and more recently in formulating an approach to Haiti, also in collaboration with the Organization of American States and the Pan - American Health Organization.

Source InstitutionWorld Bank
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Page Count23
Place of PublicationPasig City
Original Publication DateNovember 1, 2004