This document outlines the UK Government’s Approach to Stabilisation. It explains why and when Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) engages in Stabilisation and sets out how the stabilisation approach links to other tools and approaches which HMG uses in situations of violent conflict.
This document supports the strategic and policy framework comprising HMG’s National Security Strategy (2010), Strategic Defence and Security Review (2010) and the Building Stability Overseas Strategy (2011). It draws on evidence and lessons from experience in a range of situations over the past ten years, including Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia and South Sudan.
There are four key characteristics of the UK’s approach to stabilisation:
The mutually reinforcing components for stabilisation are: