The core of value chain development involves strengthening relationships a critical task in fragile and post conflict environments where trust and social cohesion have been shattered creating jobs in africas fragile states are value chains an answer directions in development countries and regions. Creating jobs in africas fragile states considers how fragility has affected economic development and job creation in sub saharan africa and how the world bank and other donors have addressed job creation in fragile and conflict affected environments. Creating jobs in africas fragile states are value chains an answer english abstract what is the relationship between employment and conflict in fragile states although this question cannot be definitively answered a large body of research suggests that in countries emerging from conflict peace is likelier to endure if growth can be. With a focus on sub saharan africa this report attempts to address the challenge of employment and conflict in fragile states first it reviews employment creation activities in fragile and conflict affected environments to see which approaches appear most promising. This book addresses the urgent need for job creation in conflict affected states in sub saharan africa it finds that job creation through public works training and community based livelihood often is unsustainable and argues that efforts to restore local economies through agricultural value chain development is feasible in fragile environments
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