Security, humanitarian action and development

Briefing papers
February 2011
Marta Foresti, Lisa Denney and Victoria Metcalfe

This briefing paper outlines the key opportunities and challenges presented by a more integrated approach to international engagements to build stability in fragile states. In particular, it considers the risks and benefits of greater coordination between humanitarian, development and security agendas, suggesting that the potential tension between these objectives must be recognised and addressed in a pragmatic and principled manner.

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