Security Sector Governance
The global development community and U.S. government need the right tools, innovations, and proven technical approaches to improve security through security sector reform programs.
Security is essential for sustainable development. The Security Governance Initiative — an interagency initiative composed of multiple U.S. government agencies, including USAID, the National Security Council, and the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security — built the capacity of security sector institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Tunisia. With more effective, responsive governance in their security sectors, these six critical partner countries will be better able to protect civilians and address threats to integrity and accountability. To support USAID’s role in the Security Governance Initiative, the Security Sector Governance project provided targeted technical assistance to and the analysis of security sector governance, including the rule of law. Security Sector Governance identified and redressed gaps in knowledge of security sector reform by assembling best practices and lessons learned, proven tools and approaches, and best-fit innovations and solutions.