- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict and peace
- Peace and development
Since the 1990s many states, international and regional organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been engaged in a wide range of capacity-building efforts aimed at strengthening states’ dual-use and arms trade controls. The United States has been particularly active in this area, particularly with regards to dual-use export controls. Since the mid-2000s, the EU has also become a major provider in the field of capacity-building, supporting a series of activities in South Eastern Europe, South East Asia and other regions.
SIPRI has contributed to this capacity-building work by developing key tools and concepts as well as carrying out seminars and other awareness-raising activities. SIPRI also assesses past and ongoing capacity-building efforts in order to help to ensure that mistakes made under other instruments are not repeated and to enable actors to draw on existing good practices and lessons learned.