Patrick Safran
Former Principal Operations Coordination Specialist (Fragile Situations), Pacific Department, Asian Development Bank

As focal for fragile and conflict-affected countries, Patrick supported ADB operations in this context. He helped develop ADB’s strategic and results-oriented approach to fragile situations, and served as focal for disaster and emergency assistance; ICT coordinator; and project specialist and focal for coastal and aquatic resources management. He was regional manager for Asia-Pacific and Latin America at French agricultural research agency CIRAD. He has PhDs in Agriculture from Tohoku University in Japan and in Natural Sciences from Lille University in France.

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Policy Brief

Despite extensive aid, countries with fragile and conflict-affected situations are generally failing to significantly improve the lives of their people. New thinking is needed.