The task team on fragile settings presented an initial paper at the February 2016 meeting of the Investors Group. The Investors Group recommended focusing on lessons learned from the GFF’s current work in fragile settings as well as the GFF’s potential role in emergency preparedness and building resilience. Based on this, the task team (see Annex 2) developed a work plan consisting of Investment Case analysis, country case studies, a literature review, and recommendations to the Investors Group.

Based on this, this paper explores the context for the GFF’s work in fragile settings (including the needs, challenges, and opportunities), the lessons from the GFF’s current engagement in fragile areas, and the options for future engagement.