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Alpers, Philip. 2005 ‘The Human Cost of Armed Violence: Development and Aid.’ Gun-running in Papua New Guinea: From arrows to assault weapons in the Southern Highlands; Special Report No. 5, pp. 106-107. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 July

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Development and Aid

The pervasive influence of small arms on core development objectives is as evident in the Pacific as it is in many other parts of the world.

The widespread availability and misuse of these weapons not only represents a security threat, but is also a crucial retarding factor on socio-economic development.

Development practitioners are increasingly focusing on the concept of the 'security-development nexus' -- that is, the need to merge security and development agendas to ensure sustainable development outcomes.

After all, even low levels of insecurity (such as are sustained by small arms proliferation and misuse) can rapidly reverse development achievements, and create an environment in which recovery from major conflicts and disasters can be protracted (Moore and Darvill, 2004).

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