The Global Fragility Act (GFA) passed the House of Representatives on May 20, 2019. The bill would streamline and improve programs and efforts within the USG to address violent conflict overseas using a “3D” approach of development, diplomacy, and defense. With bipartisan support, the bill has moved out of the House.
In countries affected by conflict, girls are nearly three times more likely to be out of school than boys. With the appropriations season in full swing, Congress must prioritize funding for education programs that reach the most vulnerable – including refugee girls.
Major 2019 global trend reports are consistent – this is an urgent time of change. External operating environments around the world are undergoing dramatic shifts. How organizations do or do not respond presents opportunity or challenge. This is a high-stakes time for proactive navigation.