Security and Development
SIPRI’s Security and Development Programme focuses on measuring security and peace in developing countries in order to contribute to the post-2015 framework and the development of peacebuilding and state-building indicators.
The Programme has on-going research projects in several areas including:
- Security-sector reform and public expenditure review processes;
- Identifying trends and best practice in security and development indicators in countries affected by violence;
- Improving methods of defining and measuring state fragility;
- Impact evaluation in fragile states:
- Analysis of the 'return on investment' (ROI) provided by peace and stability;
- Gender, security and development; and
- Violence against healthcare workers and facilities.
2014 Stockholm Forum on Security and Development
In March 2014, with the support of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, SIPRI's Security and Development Programme organized the inaugural high-level Stockholm Forum on Security and Development. The theme of the Forum was ‘Freedom from Violence'.
Read more about the Forum.
27 Nov. 2013: How much security can a dollar buy?
SIPRI Essay by Gary Milante
It is easy to measure how much food or fuel a dollar can buy, but how much security can a dollar buy? This deceptively simple question is a difficult one for even the most advanced economies in the world. SIPRI’s new Macroeconomics of Security Programme seeks to understand how policymakers, particularly in developing countries, balance their spending on security and defence against other public goods, including development, governance, health and education.
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