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Infographic tool | What is governance?

This Infographic presents key aspects of governance in relation to Security Sector Reform. Along with a definition of the concept, a visual representation of good governance is provided. Additionally, the inside double page spreads out to map the interlocking components that deliver checks and balances, from external and internal oversight to issues of legitimacy or representation.


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Policy and Research Papers

Customary Justice: An Introduction to Basic Concepts, Strengths, and Weaknesses

This INPROL Practitioner Guide by Tim Luccaro provides an introduction to the concept of Customary Justice, a starting point for legal practitioners interested in the topic. It provides a definition of the concept and an overview of the related theoretical framework, along with the debate on its advantages and shortcomings. The author also discusses models of state and practitioner engagement with customary justice and suggests policy recommendations.

Assessing the Impact of Orthodox Security Sector Reform in Sierra Leone

The Centre for Security Governance's (CSG) paper is part of a multi-year CSG research project  Exploring the transition from first to second generation SSR in conflict-affected societies. After initial phases with a narrow focus or ad-hoc reactivity, a more structured and effective SSR approach was devised in Sierra Leone after 2002. What challenges has the process faced and what will it face in the future?

States of Fragility 2016 Highlights

One of the key findings of the OECD’s States of Fragility Highlights is that violence has a more substantial and complex relationship with fragility than previously understood. The data shows that 2015 was the third worst was the 3rd worst year for fatalities since the end of the Cold War. The authors argue that breaking this deadly cycle requires nothing less than rethinking development assistance and developing a new, multi-dimensional model to measure and monitor fragility.

ICM Final Report – “Pulling Together: The Multilateral System and Its Future”

The Independent Commission on Multilateralism's final report (ICM) identifies how the UN-based multilateral system can be made more “fit for purpose” for twenty-first century challenges. It suggests ten general principles to guide a revitalized multilateral system and makes concrete recommendations about how to address the specific challenges of our time across fifteen issue areas.

Other documents

The Moral Component of Mali and Mosul

In the Moral Component of Mali and Mosul, the author looks into some of the cross-cultural origins and arguments for the primary necessity to develop the moral component in partner capacity building programmes. She argues that the moral package includes not just training on, but also building up, institutional oversight at all levels to provide the checks and balances to ensure the sustainability of the moral component, and to deal with any breaches thereof.



Ensuring Africa’s Maritime Security for Development: Sustainability and the Blue Economy | Tuesday 04 October | 09:00 - 13:00 | London

Ahead of the African Union Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government on Maritime Security and Development in Africa that will take place in Togo on the 15th of October, the Chatham House hosts a research event on the blue economy and maritime security, touching upon related issues such as organised crime or development planning.

The Obscured Role of Women in Nonviolent Movements | Thursday 06 October | 14:30 - 16:30 | Washington

USIP is releasing a Special Report on women’s roles in non-violent struggles. With the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and the non-profit organization Just Vision, USIP will gather path-breaking activists, scholars and filmmakers to examine how women’s participation—and the success of non-violent campaigns—can be strengthened.

Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) | 28 November - 1 December | Nairobi

Hosted by the Government of Kenya, HLM2 will take stock of the implementation of development effectiveness principles and commitments, provide a learning space on development effectiveness, identify innovative approaches to sustainable development and position the Global Partnership to effectively contribute to the implementation of the SDGs and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.


Organised Crime AdviserOSCE | Bishkek, Kyrgyztan     Deadline: 4 October 2016

Deputy Head Middle East and North Africa Division | The Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces | Deadline: 28 October 2016

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