Skip to main content

About SSG/R


What is SSR?

Security Sector Reform (SSR) aims to enhance the democratic governance of the security governance through the reform of all security sector providers to ensure they all transparent and accountable to democratic institutions, executive, government, independent oversight institutions and wider civil society. 
SSR offers a framework for conceptualising which actors and factors are relevant to security in a given environment as well as methodology for optimising the use of available security resources.


What is SSG?

Security Sector Governance (SSG) refers to the process by which accountable security institutions transparently supply security as a public good via established transparent policies and practices.

Accountability of security institutions is affected by democratic oversight performed by a range of stakeholders including democratic institutions, government, civil society, and the media.

Security sector reform is the process by which security institutions are subordinated to oversight mechanisms, vetting, and lustration in order to deliver transparent and accountable public services as a public good. Security sector governance reinforces the rule of law.




ISSAT E-learning

DCAF/ISSAT has developed a series of online courses that are available to professionals currently working on, or interested in, Security Sector Reform and/or related topics in the areas of security, defence, police, justice, conflict management, advising, and peace support operations.

All courses include additional resource materials such as policy papers and documents, videos, podcasts and/or simulations aimed at providing participants with practical knowledge on the subject.

Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of each course.

More information