Evaluation of the SSD programme Phase II in Burundi

Netherlands mandate in Burundi 14.04.2014. - 19.09.2014.

The Netherlands-Burundi cooperation was captured in a Memorandum of Understanding, signed in 2009. This MoU served as a framework for Netherlands-Burundi Security Sector Development programme (which included 3 pillars: Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Defence and Security Sector Governance) for a period of eight years (2009-2017). This period was divided into four phases, each lasting two years. A strategic plan was developed for each phase. 

The objective of this mandate was to carry out an evaluation of the Burundi SSD programme Phase II and formulate recommendations for the preparation of the next phases.

 More specifically, ISSAT was required to:  

  • Evaluate the relevance of the Phase II objectives and the activities implemented to reach those objectives, from an SSD perspective and within the Burundi context.
  • Evaluate the impact of Phase II activities with regard to the principles of SSR. Formulate recommendations to improve the relevance and design of Phase III objectives, activities, including measurable indicators.
    • Evaluate the process of the Defence review (taking into account the recent study on the Defence review commissioned by the DSS).
    • Define lessons learned in Phase II so the international community of SSR can profit from the successes and less successful parts of the SSD programme until now.
  • The evaluation will also contribute to the assessment of the functioning of the SSD programme structure (efficiency, ability of the existing structure design to achieve the desired objectives) and formulate recommendations to improve the programme structure for Phase III.


The target audience of this evaluation is the management units of the SSD, the responsible units of the programme within the Dutch MFA (Embassy and DSH). The report will also be made available to a wider external public in Burundi and abroad.


Audit /assessment of the Inspectorate General of Public Security in Burundi

Netherlands mandate in Burundi 01.11.2013. - 10.05.2014.

To carry out an analysis of the Inspector General of the Police in Burundi in cooperation with the Belgian Police in order to define recommendations on how the organisation, the structure and the functioning of the IG can be improved including defining the prioritised needs of the IG, while taking into account the limited budgetary means of Burundi as a country and its Police.

The Burundian Police agreed on an audit / evaluation of the IG and there was agreement reached that the recommendations of the audit will be taken into account while preparing and executing the 3rd   and 4th phase of the SSD program which started mid 2014. 


SSD Program Burundi 2

Netherlands mandate in Burundi 01.09.2013. - 30.09.2013.

Train the train course for Army officers who succeeded in completing the UNITAR on line SSR course and who will deliver SSR training to Army officers and civil officials living in the neighbourhood of the Army barracks.


Review of SSR Process in Burundi: From Arusha to present

mandate in Burundi 01.05.2013. - 31.03.2014.

This evaluation mandate, jointly commissioned by the Netherlands, the Government of Burundi and the BNUB, analyses the efforts made by the Burundians and their internationals partners to reform the security and justice sectors since the Arusha Peace Agreement signed in 2000. The main objectives of this evaluation were:

  • to provide an overview of the evolution of the reform process from 2000 to 2013;
  • to identify the results obtained and the remaining challenges ; and
  • to formulate recommendations to the Burundian Government and its international partners in order to improve the SSR process.

Support to Evaluation of Security Sector Development Programme in Burundi

Netherlands mandate in Burundi 15.02.2012. - 15.02.2012.

The overall objective of the mission was to assist the Netherlands Embassy in Burundi to evaluate the results and impact of Phase I of their Security Sector Development Programme (SSDP). This will include an analysis of the efficiency of the project implementation structures, its design and relevance to its designated beneficiaries.