Date of Award

5-2016

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Type

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Department

John F. Kennedy School of Government

Abstract

Economic interventions are a key component of stability operations. But they have proven challenging for the U.S. military to both implement and evaluate under conditions of state fragility and conflict. As a shaping operation, so-called ‘tactical economics’ can enable military units to shape security environments and consolidate gains in pursuit of sustainable outcomes. However, they require careful targeting, design, implementation, and evaluation.

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