Economic Impact of Peacekeeping
Written by Michael Carnahan, William Durch and Scott Gilmore
This report has been prepared as part of the Economic Impact of Peacekeeping Project commissioned by the Peacekeeping Best Practices Section (PBPS) of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) to remedy the lack of detailed assessments of the economic impact of peacekeeping. It reflects, in part, the increased understanding within the United Nations system and among international financial institutions of the linkages between the political, security, economic and social domains; and the realization that achieving sustainable peace requires an integrated approach across these domains. The project’s purpose is to facilitate evidence-based decision-making in future mission planning, hiring, and procurement, so as to minimize local economic damage and maximize local economic benefits.