This SSR Backgrounder is about the security sector. The âsecurity sectorâ is a relatively new term that refers to the actors involved in the provision, management and oversight of security in a country. But this simple definition leaves room for different perspectives on which security actors are considered part of the security sector in each national context, and these differences shape approaches to SSG and SSR. This SSR Backgrounder explains different perspectives on the security sector in terms of the roles and responsibilities of security actors in good SSG.
This SSR Backgrounder answers the following questions: