Inventory of USAID Security Sector Governance and Institution Building Programs

Speeches Shim

U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID),throughitscommitment tosecuritysector reform (SSR), works to support good governance and rule of law, conflict prevention, mitigation and response, andreintegrationandreconciliationprogramsaimedatbuilding civiliancapacitytomanage,oversee, and provide security and justice.

Security Sector Reform (SSR) is the set of strategies, policies, procedures, and processes, programs and activities that a government undertakes to improve the way it provides safety, security, and justice. The overall objective is to provide these services in a way that promotes an effective and legitimate public service that is transparent, accountable to civilian authority, and responsive to the needs of the public. SSRisanumbrellatermthatmightinclude integratedactivitiesinsupport of:defense andarmedforces reform; civilian management and oversight; justice; police and law enforcement; corrections; intelligence and national security; border management; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR); and/or reduction of armed violence. The security sector includes both military and civilian-led organizations, and personnel operating at the international, regional, national and/or sub-national level. Relevantactorsinthe broadersecuritysectorapparatusmayinclude state securityproviders, governmentalsecuritymanagementandoversightbodies, civilsocietyorganizations(CSOs), andnon-state security providers.

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 9:45am