Security and development are inextricably linked: there cannot be sustainable development without peace and security while development and poverty eradication are crucial to ensure long-term and viable peace. Instability, conflict, insecurity, violence, organised crime, corruption and other deficit deter investment, hinder trade, divert public social expenditure, and hamper access to education, health and other basic services; they also severely weaken democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Priority focus must of course be on preventive action. Peacebuilding also requires that development partners adopt a comprehensive approach to development which includes improved coordination and action and policies on many fronts including aide, trade and political dialogue. The engagement of the private sector and civil society actors is essential.
- How are international development players adapting their policies to take account of the security-development nexus?
- Are there any examples of good national and international policies which have succeeded in bringing peace and development to a previously troubled country or region?
- What is the role of non-state actors including business, civil society and women in the quest for security and development?
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Policy insight “To achieve Agenda 2030, give peace a chance ‒ Why the security development nexus is vital to implement SDGs”