Security is an essential condition for sustainable development and a strong concern of the poor.The role of the state and its security forces directly impactimpact
in the context of mine action, the term refers to…the level of social and economic suffering experienced by the community resulting from the harm or risk of harm caused by mine and ERW hazards and hazardous areas.
Note: Impact is a product of:
a) the presence of mine/ERW hazards in the community;
b) intolerable risk associated with the use of infrastructure such as roads, markets etc;
c) intolerable risk associated with livelihood activities such as use of agricultural land, water sources etc; and
d) number of victims of mine and ERW incidents within the last two years.
Note: in the context of mine action evaluation, the term refers to ..... the positive and negative, primary and secondary long-term effects produced by an intervention, directly or indirectly, intended or unintended. The term ‘final outcome’ may be substituted.
upon the opportunities for sustainable development and peoples' physical security.There is a growing consensus that security needs to be approached just as much from the perspective of protecting individuals and communities from violence as from the degree to which defence spending crowds out development expenditure.To this end, it is important to understand the composition of the security sector as a whole, the roles and responsibilities of the various actors, and the relationships between them.Too often, the military is used to sustain governments in power and is inappropriately involved in internal security. Police forces are often underfunded and unable to guarantee security thus giving rise to coercion and corruption.
Security Sector Reform must account for the overall security context and address the fundamentals as well as the specifics. Effective management, transparency and accountability of the security sector is just as necessary as with any other part of the public sector. Resources need to be managed efficiently to allow the provision of security that does not threaten democracy or human rights, or undermine other development goals.
Research Reports and Articles (Incl: Studies)
Mine Action Themes:
MINE ACTION, SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT / Peace-building, Reconstruction and Development
Record updated on:
08 January 2013