Framing Responses to State Fragility and Conflict: Strengthening Service Delivery Systems and Institutions–Lessons from South Asia

Collaborating partner(s): The World Bank
Project duration: 27 December 2013 to 31 January 2015

The World Bank’s South Asia Governance and Public Sector Unit (SASGP) and Social Development Unit (SASDS) jointly carried out a regional study to improve understanding of improving the effectiveness of basic service delivery in conflict-affected situations and to improve pro-poor service delivery outcomes and re-build or at least not undermine longer-term state capacity for service delivery. The research has attempted to answer what lessons can be learnt from the case studies for better operationalising service-delivery interventions in conflict-affected situations with a  focus on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and in this case Nepal.