Does development assistance reduce violence? Evidence from Afghanistan

Tiffany Chou
2012 The Economics of Peace and Security Journal  
This article looks at reconstruction and violence in Afghanistan. For each of three reconstruction programs, the Afghan National Solidarity Program (NSP), USAID's Local Governance and Community Development Program (LGCD), and the U.S. military's Commander's Emergency Response Program (CERP), project spending does not, statistically, reduce the level of violence. However, small-scale CERP development aid made available conditional on information-sharing does appear to be somewhat effective in
more » ... hat effective in reducing rebel violence.
doi:10.15355/epsj.7.2.5 fatcat:df2opaxvindqzi6bv2vl5jxmya