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Security, the War on Terror and Official Development Assistance
Southern Perspectives on Reform of the International Development Architecture (2007)
  • Emmanuel Kwesi Aning
Abstract
The objective of this paper is to examine the connections between development aid, security and the War on Terror. It examines the manner in which these linkages are impacting on the orientation, understanding, performance and efficacy of the existing ODA architecture. The paper discusses the characteristics and dynamics of the WOT after 9/11. It then compares the perceived shifting criteria for ODA disbursements from 1970 to 2005, assessing the emergence or otherwise of a new securitization and politicization of aid. It also analyses the extent to which there have been geographical shifts in the allocation of aid, and how what qualifies as aid has been expanded, meaning that development aid allocations are now being used for a wider variety of activities than in the pre-9/11 period. Subsequently, it draws linkages between ODA, security and terrorism and applies this analysis to a discussion that explores how in a practical and operational sense, these multiple dynamics have played out in a single state, namely Pakistan.
Keywords
  • economic development,
  • security issues,
  • war on terror
Publication Date
May 20, 2007
Citation Information
Emmanuel Kwesi Aning. "Security, the War on Terror and Official Development Assistance" Southern Perspectives on Reform of the International Development Architecture (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kwesi_aning/49/