There are signs that long-term poverty reduction is losing ground as the primary objective of development cooperation, while security, stability and crisis response are gaining importance. Aprodev recognises the obvious and close links which exist between peace, security and development. Development co-operation policies should not be autonomous but their integrity should be safeguarded. Promoting the security of (northern) donor countries cannot take precedence over the primary goal of development co-operation, which is to improve the livelihoods of poor people with the ultimate objective of eradicating poverty.
Report commissioned by Aprodev on the question of the coherence of EU development and security policies in the specific case of South Sudan.
Briefing paper from a workshop with partners from India and Sudan on the realities of conflict and threat to human security and the way it impacts on women's security.
An assessment of the changing EU external relations policy framework from a development perspective and policy recommendations to safeguard the integrity of EU work on poverty reduction. This discussion paper is published to stimulate reflection and action on the specific role of development cooperation in the broader context of EU external and security policies.
This dossier contains the main documents emanating from an internal workshop organised on 4 November 2004 by the three networks to reflect on the increasing tendency to see development cooperation as an instrument for achieving security objectives and countering threats, and the tendency towards military intervention becoming more accepted as a tool in the pursuit of peace and security, among other issues.