development and security, Peace and security, uk government, Development Economics & Aid Effectiveness, United Kingdom
The UK's approach to linking development and security

Concerns have been raised that the United Kingdom is reshaping its development approach in order to put its own security interests ahead of those of the poorest – what has been referred to as a 'securitisation of aid’.

More fundamentally, practical attempts at better integrating development and security have frequently been hampered by simplistic understandings of the relationship. As explored in this Working Paper, this has resulted in a lack of innovative approaches for better securing development outcomes and supporting peace.
This Working Paper argues that a closer look at the Department for International Development's (DFID) engagement in these contexts suggests that UK aid has not been used purely to achieve geo-political and security objectives.

Link: http://www.odi.org.uk/resources/docs/7658.pdf
Added by View user profileMoushumi Biswas on May 9, 2012