Security sector reform

Security sector reform


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About this guide

Security sector reform (SSR) aims to develop a secure environment based on development, rule of law, good governance and local ownership of security actors. In countries at risk of conflict or in post-conflict contexts, SSR can be of central importance for stability or conflict prevention.

This guide provides an introduction to some of the key issues and documents for development practitioners involved in security sector reform. Its chapters were prepared by researchers at the Global Facilitation Network for Security Sector Reform and the GSDRC between 2006 and 2010.