peace dividend


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peace dividend

The money a country stands to save or even earn by not engaging in war or buying weaponry. Our government has been resolute in its decision not to engage in this dispute, instead investing the peace dividend back into social infrastructure like health care and public transportation.
See also: dividend, peace

a/the ˈpeace dividend

money that governments save by not buying weapons: The Health Service should benefit from the peace dividend.
See also: dividend, peace
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Either there isn't going to be a peace dividend if the Congress decides it wants to prevent installations from closing and prevent people from going back into the private sector, or it has to bite the bullet in these areas.
An older study on the potential benefit of a solution found that the island's reunification would translate into a peace dividend coming to an average of e1/412,000 per family.
Don't run out to your mailbox to look for your peace dividend anytime soon.
Iqbal had only stressed the need to define and set up the mechanics of the trust fund because the "first part of normalization is economic action on the ground so that people, our combatants, would feel that there is a peace dividend after the signing of the Framework Agreement."
In this Day After III report, the authors look beyond Cyprus to the region, analyzing the peace dividend that awaits Turkey after a solution that unites the island, while also previewing the benefits for Greece.
And they serve to mollify the public, which was once, long ago, promised a peace dividend that never arrived.
Now about this peace dividend. Why not turn the country around by putting back into social programs the money that would have been committed to meeting the nonexistent Soviet threat?
This is what we can peace dividend. We tie eye surgery to peace," said Dau.
But the most awaited 'peace dividend' from lowered military costs has not had its impact.
"These measures are necessary to expedite the country's development program and rebuild the infrastructure as peace dividend to the people gravely affected by the huge damage caused to infrastructure due to fight against militancy," Babar quoted Zardari, as saying.
With these Potemkin Village cuts, President George Bush is right to note there will be no "peace dividend" from the thaw.
Also under the CPP were the Armed Violence Reduction project (AVRP) and the Conflict Transformation project (CTP) that addressed specific issues such as the peace dividend outputs that were delivered through the AVRP in Arid and Semi-Arid areas.
Regarding the realisation of the promised peace dividend such as support of IDPs return, development projects etc., the report said it "is less apparent and will require considerable and sustained investment." Tadjadine Bechir Niam, DRA Minister of Reconstruction, Development and Infrastructure, and head of LJM political sector, said on Sunday their Movement was working with defence ministry to finalise the implementation of security arrangement before to register as political party, as stipulated by the elections law.
Last year Gordon Brown unveiled a pounds 50billion "peace dividend" that turned out to contain no new money, which shows just how likely Ian Paisley is to bring home the bacon.