Minister of Planning participates in the World Bank Fragility Forum 2022, urges development actors to support building more equitable and inclusive societies

The Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Francis Kai-Kai has said in order to overcome fragility, all development actors should support the building of more equitable and inclusive societies with policy options to deliver visible change, using strong solidarity to achieve credibility and trust in governance.

He made this statement, as chair of the g7+ Group of Countries, while participating in the Fragility Forum 2022 session: “A decade after the World Development Report (WDR) 2011: What Have we Learned”, an event held virtually on March 7th, 2022.

The forum among other issues was to exchange innovative ideas and knowledge to improve development approaches in fragile, conflict and violence affected settings to foster peace and stability as well as explore how the international community could best support the affected countries in a dramatically changing global landscape.

The Minister said securing public confidence and trust in the state and society could be the most important resource required for social stability and effective sociology-economic transformation of the state.


“Building confidence and trust are essential ingredients for stability which will lay the bedrock of participatory governance that breed transparency and accountability. The Sierra Leone’s Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2019-2023, for instance, has strategic objectives on— building public trust in state institutions, promoting inclusive and accountable justice institutions and strengthening public service delivery, among others”, Minister Kai-Kai said.