Invest in Smart Security
Investing in peacebuilding is investing in smart security. Peacebuilding produces a substantial positive effect on the wider economy. One dollar spent on peacebuilding translates to two dollars of economic activity. Plus, preventing war in the first place is still 60 times cheaper than fighting it.
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Insecurity is expensive. The global cost of violence was $14.3 trillion USD in 2014. Violent conflict also triggers numerous indirect costs incurred from refugee crises, reduced GDP, and increased corruption.
Read the case studies below to learn more how small investments in peacebuilding initiatives stabilized regions and built community resilience.