The OECD DAC Handbook on Security System Reform

Supporting Security and Justice

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The OECD DAC Handbook on Security System Reform: Supporting Security and Justice provides guidance to operationalise the 2005 DAC Guidelines, Security System Reform and Governance, and closes the gap between policy and practice. It largely follows the external assistance programme cycle and contains valuable tools to help encourage a dialogue on security and justice issues and to support a security system reform (SSR) process through the assessment, design and implementation phases. It also provides new guidance on monitoring, review and evaluation of SSR programmes, and highlights how to ensure greater coherence across the different actors and departments engaged in SSR.

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Security system reform: What have we learned?

This report focuses on the results and trends emerging from the publication of the OECD DAC Handbook on Security System Reform. The report explores the results of disseminating the Handbook at headquarters and in partner countries from April 2007 to April 2009, and considers its impact on implementing security system reform more broadly. The dissemination results and the Handbook’s wider impact can provide important insights for OECD DAC members and the international community. This paper is available on the OECD I-Library and in hardcopy from the OECD INCAF secretariat.


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