The Impact of Securitization on the Distribution of Development Aid

Project Details


The research project investigated the impact of securitization on bilateral and multilateral donors’ sectoral aid disbursement patterns, using quantitative econometric methods, as well as qualitative analysis of policy documents.

Key findings

This project found that securitisation had impacted the both the discourse around and distribution of multilateral and bilateral development aid. This impact was variated across donors and focussed on democractisation and conflict resolution.
Effective start/end date1/02/161/02/19

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions