Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.


Due to the increasing prevalence of conflict, especially in and among the world's poorest nations, there is a growing need to design and implement effective economic development strategies for rebuilding conflict-affected communities. Studies show that countries recovering from civil war are more likely to return to conflict if economic growth efforts do not succeed within the first five years.

Incorporating a more market-friendly approach in conflict-affected countries sooner can achieve greater impact than phasing it in at a later date. Delaying efforts to improve livelihoods and access to finance only increases a country's fragility and potential to revert to conflict. To avoid potential setbacks, the aid community is challenged to address economic development effectively and immediately after conflict ceases.