Security sector reform (SSR) is a holistic approach aimed at achieving effective, well-managed and accountable security and justice institutions. Efforts to improve capacities to facilitate SSR processes are resulting in the development of supporting organizational infrastructures, concepts and strategies.
SSR is an important field for many of the international institutions of which Norway is a member. Nupi's SSR work is divided into three main areas: basic research, applied research and operative activities.
This stocktaking and scoping study of Norwegian support to security sector reform aims to establish a clearer understanding of the capacities that exist among Norwegian actors, the types of initiatives and projects that have been supported, and their perceived impact and effectiveness. More
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