The Socio-Economic Impact of Anti-Vehicle Mines in Angola
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ERW clearance, Angola, anti-vehicle mine, AVM, sustainable development goals, SGD, Huambo, Kuando Kubango, GICHD, SIPRI, Kings College
The humanitarian and developmental impact of anti-vehicle mines (AVMs) is particularly relevant in immediate post-conflict reconstruction efforts. However, the comprehensive analysis of how AVMs hamper the socioeconomic and sustainable development outlook of communities in the medium and long term has often been overlooked.
This pilot study depicts the impact of AVM contamination on socio-economic development and the benefits of AVM clearance on sustainable development. To do so, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as a framework to measure the impact of AVM clearance on agriculture, infrastructure, and access to social services.
A community-based participatory research approach was used to gather and analyse qualitative and quantitative data in the two case studies, the provinces of Huambo and Kuando Kubango, Angola.