There are four main steps to completing the life cycle of mine action, and demining is just a small part. Without development, citizens continue to live in poverty and under oppression. The authors outline the four-step life cycle of mine action.
Paterson, Ted and Filippino, Eric
"The Road to Mine Action and Development: The Life-Cycle Perspective of Mine Action,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 9
, Article 23.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol9/iss2/23