News from 2021-06-11 / KfW Research, KfW Development Bank
Crisis prevention: where can international development cooperation achieve an impact?
Development in Brief
In light of the recent rise in violent conflicts and humanitarian crises around the world, the crisis prevention approach has attracted increasing attention from the international donor community in the past few years. Its aim is not just to spare human suffering, but also to save money – because preventing crises is demonstrably more cost-effective than coping with them.
The current edition of “Development in Brief” tackles the question of which approaches international development cooperation can use to stop conflicts from turning violent. Even if this throws up numerous challenges and limitations, there are still concrete approaches available with the potential to help prevent crises.