Schnittstellen von Entwicklung und Sicherheit der EU Strategien und Mechanismen für mehr Politikkohärenz

Release date: 2007-02

The short formula “Development needs security, security needs development” describes experiences made in the past few years. Just a few years ago, it would have been just as unthinkable to resort to the expertise and resources of development policy for originally military measures as to enroll military actors for the support of development policy targets. In the meantime, security actors have learned that military operations without multi-dimensional state-building and well prepared reconstruction processes remain inadequate. At the same time, development policy actors have recognized that security and stability are indispensible preconditions for the sustainability of development policy activities and the effectiveness of public financial aid (ODA).