Organized Crime as a Threat to Sustainable Development: Understanding the Evidence

  • Tuesday Reitano


The chapter highlights the main arguments for a development response to organized crime, to mitigating its impact on vulnerable communities and the integrity of the state, and to building long-term resilience to countering organized crime in the future. Specifically, it discusses the evidence base of organized crime’s impact vis-à-vis four core development areas: health and wellbeing, violence and conflict, governance and the rule of law, livelihoods and the environment. It concludes that experiences collected from around the globe definitely show the manifold and interconnected negative impacts of organized crime on development.


Organized crime Development Sustainable Development Goals 

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  1. 1.Global Initiative against Transnational Organized CrimeGenevaSwitzerland

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