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The Disarmament Dividend: Challenges for Development Policy

Jean-Claude Berthélemy, Robert S. McNamara and Somnath Sen

No 8, OECD Development Centre Policy Briefs from OECD Publishing

Abstract: . In 1990-1991, worldwide military expenditure amounted to $950 billion. This bill could be reduced by the year 2000 by over $300 billion.. . Excessive military expenditure jeopardizes development prospects. . Policies to achieve transparency and to strengthen military security arrangements should be a priority. . Excessive military expenditure is stimulated by supply-side pressure on the part of producer countries, including a number of OECD Member countries. . Donors should consider concerted incentive policies such as defence conditionality in economic aid.

Date: 1994-04-01
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