The Global Fragility Act of 2019 (GFA) is the first United States government-wide initiative to prevent and reduce violent conflict in fragile countries and regions. Authored and passed through Congress with strong bipartisan support, the GFA mandates an unprecedented interagency process to identify root causes of conflict and stabilize conflict-affected areas. Significantly, it dedicates $1.15 billion over the first five years for conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts that align diplomatic, foreign assistance, and national security interests.
This paper from the Keough School of Global Affairs provides policy-relevant research in support of the US government’s efforts to address global fragility.
Strategic decisions are best informed by data and information that have been synthesized across a number of monitoring & evaluation initiatives and contexts.