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The Socio-economic Impact of Anti-vehicle Mines in Angola

Publisher: GICHD, KCL and SIPRI
November, 2019

The humanitarian and developmental impact of anti-vehicle mines (AVMs) is particularly relevant in immediate post-conflict reconstruction efforts. However, the comprehensive analysis of how AVMs hamper the socio-economic and sustainable development outlook of communities in the medium and long term has often been overlooked.

This pilot study depicts the impact of AVM contamination on socio-economic development and the benefits of AVM clearance on sustainable development. To do so, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as a framework to measure the impact of AVM clearance on agriculture, infrastructure, and access to social services.


Yeonju Jung was a Research Assistant with the SIPRI Peace and Development Programme.