This piece looks at the war in Afghanistan as a major, recent conflict in which there was significant international support for reconstruction and recovery. Despite clear differences in their level of economic and political development and the causes and types of conflict, it points to some insights on what donor support for Ukraine’s reconstruction could look like.
A series of global crises combined with socio-economic determinants, including an aging population and rapid urbanization, have amplified the need for a global food system transformation. Food systems combine everything it takes to produce and consume food on a day-to-day basis. Its transformation aims to “generate a future where all people have access to healthy diets produced in sustainable and resilient ways that restore nature and deliver equitable livelihoods.”
At the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings on April 10-16, 2023, much attention will focus on the ongoing calls to reform the MDBs to enable them to provide more financial resources to LICs and LMICs. The additional financial resources that reform could unlock would support countries in addressing ongoing financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and climate-related disasters.