Security Sector Reform Assessment Framework
The assessment framework guides policy-makers and practitioners to analyse SSR.
As Security Sector Reform (SSR) has become an increasingly important factor in international programs for development assistance, security cooperation and the promotion of democracy, there has also been a growing need of a framework in order to facilitate analysis, monitoring and evaluation of SSR activities.
Practical guidance on SSR assessments
This assessment framework guides policy-makers and practitioners to analyse SSR. It provides practical guidance on SSR assessments, with suggestions of sequence and content. The framework is based on international best practices, acknowledging some of the current issues and debates in conducting assessment, and it incorporates recognized tools and methodologies for assessing SSR in third countries. The framework and its specific tools are intended to be adapted to the needs and objectives of each particular SSR assessment.
The main purpose of the framework is to ensure that SSR-assessments are carried out in a comprehensive manner in order to avoid sector fragmentation and to address Security Sector Reform from a wider societal perspective.
The SSR assessment framework consists of three parts, a main document and two inserts.
The Swedish National Contact Group on SSR has developed a SSR Assessment tool kit based on international standards, in order to facilitate the practical aspects of SSR assessment. While primarily based on Swedish conditions, the framework may serve as an outline for assessments carried out by other governments, institutions and organizations.
Read the complete Security Sector Reform Assessment Framework