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The Joint Communication on elements for an EU-wide strategic framework to support SSR has been released (see below), concluding a process to which DCAF and others contributed background studies.

EU SSR Policy - Country case studies Mali, DRC and Ukraine

For the preparation of the new EU Joint Communication on SSR, EU services (EEAS, DEVCO and NEAR) have gathered evidence on their engagement with SSR over the last decade. DCAF/ISSAT and the Folke Bernadotte Academy supported the stocktaking exercise through three country case studies in Mali, DRC and Ukraine. The final report provides a synthesis of the key findings and ideas for the new EU-wide strategic framework for SSR, and three annexes detailing the EU Commission and CSDP programmes in the selected countries.


Resource Library

Policy and Research Papers

Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces

Although the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) are highly respected and committed to their mission, USIP reports on some of the main challenges that they face in their work. It deliberates on the ANDSF’s structure and capabilities and the needs for their long-term financial and operational sustainability.

Gender and community security

Promoting gender-sensitive approaches to security provision is recognised as being part of the peacebuilding canon. In this report, Saferworld explores the role of gender in community security programmes and looks at the effectiveness of such programmes in a range of contexts, such as Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, South Sudan and Yemen.

Other documents

Joint Communication on elements for an EU-wide strategic framework to support SSR

This Joint Communication by the European Commission and the High Representative outlines proposed measures to enhance the effectiveness of the EU support to SSR. The objectives of the strategic framework are first presented, before detailing key elements and principles to achieving them, the areas of engagement, and the monitoring and evaluation of the policy recommendations.


Implementing Criminal Codes and Other Legislation in Postconflict and Developing Countries

After identifying the gap between principles and practices, INPROL presents this guide as a way to bridge ‘laws on the books’ and ‘laws in action’. It argues that in order for the effective implementation of new laws in fragile contexts to take place, a structured approach is needed to systematically prepare and plan for it.


World Politics Review | Hamas’ Costly Options for Ending the Gaza Blockade

This World Politics Review's weekly Trend Lines podcast discusses several issues. The first topics addressed, Honduras' militarisation of police and transitional justice in Côte d'Ivoire, are especially interesting from an SSR perspective.



Civil Society and Community Engagement in Angola: The Role of the Anglican | Monday 11 July 2016 | 15:00 - 16:00 | London

Chatham House will host Dom André Soares, the first Anglican bishop of Angola, who will discuss the Anglican Church in contemporary Angola and the priorities for church engagement in a post-conflict society given the role that it has historically played in the development of social welfare activities and civil society organisations.

Haiti and its future: political breakdown and need for reform | Tuesday 12 July 2016 | 14:00 - 15:30 | Washington

WOLA and George Washington University Focus on Haiti Initiative will organise a discussion with Oxfam America’s Haiti program director, Jean-Claude Fignole, on the future of Haiti’s politics and recommendations to guarantee long-term development in the difficult current context.


Project Coordinator – South Sudan | Saferworld | Yambio | Deadline: 11 July 2016

Research Fellow Private Sector Development and Peacebuilding | Clingendael | The Hague | Deadline: 14 July 2016

Programme Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation) | DPKO | New York | Deadline: 16 July 2016

AJACS Police Researcher | Creative Associates International | Gaziantep | Deadline: 17 July 2016