The five-year Security Sector Accountability and Police Reform Programme was approved in 2008 by DFID's Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and has four programmatic areas:
- An external accountability component: focusing on strengthening civilian participation, oversight and control mechanisms. This includes support to parliamentary defence, security and justice commissions, civil society and academic institutions and think tanks.
- An Internal Accountability Component: focusing on: (i) strengthening financial accountability, discipline and conduct through support to financial and human resource management reform initiatives to address pay and conditions of service as well as support anti-corruption measures, and; (ii) cross-cutting issues including the following broad areas: Supporting cross-government co-ordination, supporting government capacity to monitor and evaluate service delivery and, improving financial accountability.
- A Police Support Programme focusing on support to the national police reform process and capacity building for the Police Nationale Congolaise.
- A Monitoring and Evaluation Component.