Accession Number : AD1026524

Title :   Future Defence Budget Constraints: Challenges and Opportunities (Contraintes futures sur les budgets de defense: Defis et opportunites)

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Science and Technology Organization Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 230

Abstract : In the five years following the Great Recession, average defence spending as a share of GDP by all NATO Member Nations declined from 1.72% in 2009 to 1.46% in 2013. According to Henius and McDonald (2014), this decline and the likelihood of continued resource management austerity could last for the next two decades. Because of this, NATOs success critically depends on the widespread application of effective and efficient defence resource management practices. In this study, a group of NATO Member Nations identified and evaluated resource management practices and developed a collection of resource management strategies for use by Member Nations facing financial stress. The methodology for conducting this research consisted of developing an analytical framework that organizes selected exemplar country contributions. Of the 41 practices submitted, this study found that 59% of all practices submitted focused on reactive resourcing strategies while only 15% focused on proactive planning. Currently, there is no generally accepted NATO-wide analytical framework to assist Member Nations to identify, organize, and share defence resource management practices. This study highlights the need for NATO to adopt and expand the proposed analytical framework to provide Alliance Nations a common foundation to achieve effective and efficient defence resource management.

Descriptors :   resource management , strategy , FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT , Planning programming budgeting , Macroeconomics , international relations , treaties , international organizations , national security , business administration

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE