Afghanistan Conflict: Economic Impacts

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  • Afghanistan Conflict: Economic Impacts
    • Fear over terrorist attacks as a result of the conflict
      • Increased spending on security
        • UK and US spend billions of dollars on improving security on air travel and large political and public events
    • Prevented the economic growth of Afghanistan
      • Currently one of the poorest nations in the world
        • Heavily reliant on international aid
    • Rebuilding the infrastructure of Afghanistan will have a high economic cost
      • Roads, water and communication infrastructure
        • All require major investment, which requires development and security
          • Kofi Annan: "No development without security, no security without development" - cyclical nature of conflict
      • Health and education services (particularly for females)
        • All require major investment, which requires development and security
          • Kofi Annan: "No development without security, no security without development" - cyclical nature of conflict
      • Manufacturing and agricultural industries
      • Many countries are paying for the war
        • US had spent an estimated $740 billion by the end of 2010
        • UK spent £11.1 billion on the war up to March 2010

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