SOLLIMS Sampler - Vol 2, Issue 2 - Economic Stabilization
Ms Katrina Gehman
PKSOI SOLLIMS Sampler by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute
"Economic Stabilization relates to the process of establishing the policies and regulatory framework to support basic economic activity and development in a post-conflict environment; encourages trade, as well as national and international investment in indigenous business and in business development; and, seeks protection for the Host Nation’s natural and commercial resources. Economic Stabilization is a vital sector of Stability Operations: it covers reconstruction activities, agricultural development, job creation, public works programs, economic assessments, economic development/sustainment actions, partnering with Host Nation (HN) officials, working with local businesses, and garnering private sector support. In working toward successful Economic Stabilization, our military services and our civilian agencies face tremendous challenges and opportunities, and "partnering" with the HN government, HN society, and other actors is absolutely essential throughout these complex efforts."