Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 09/2012

How Can the World Bank Group Improve Its Private Sector Projects in African Fragile States?

Benjamin Leo, Vijaya Ramachandran, Ross Thuotte

April 2012

Center for Global Development


The authors assess the World Bank’s private sector interventions in African fragile states. They summarize and analyze project-level data from IDA, IFC, and MIGA, and introduce a new framework which may assist in the design and implementation of projects in fragile states.