It is recognized that the spread, possession and use of small arms and light weapons (SALW) have negative social, humanitarian and developmental consequences. However, mainstream development programming has not always fully engaged with armed violence issues including SALW. This paper elaborates in detail the impacts of SALW on development drawing upon a series of recent studies conducted by the Centre for International Cooperation and Security (CICS), including 13 case studies, and makes suggestions as to how development programming can connect more with SALW issues, as well as identifies programming implications for the European Union (EU) and member states.
SALW and Development Programmes: Issues and Priorities
12 January 2006