The sixth edition in the DCAF Yearly Book Series is dedicated to an imperative that underpins all of DCAF’s analytical and operational activities: local ownership. This concept has become a sine qua non of good practice in the field of security sector reform (SSR). It is prominent in such important points of reference as the recent report of the United Nations Secretary-General on SSR and the OECD DAC Handbook on Security System Reform: Supporting Security and Justice. However, it is widely recognised that local ownership is less evident in terms of its implementation on the ground in concrete SSR programming. This gap between policy and practice provides the point of departure for the 2008 DCAF Yearly Book on Local Ownership and Security Sector Reform.
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