Preventing violent conflicts
Fragility and violent conflict are central inhibiting factors for economic and social development because the affected states can only perform part of their function: they can no longer provide their population with access to basic social services. Their institutions lack political legitimacy. The state's monopoly on the use of force will not prevail. And even if armed conflicts come to an end, there is a high risk of renewed conflict.
KfW Development Bank is committed to crisis prevention and supports states in securing lasting peace at the end of violent conflicts.