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19 Oct 16

Sustainability of SSR means sustainability of the process of SSR | Part I


Burundian-Dutch SSD program I became interested in the sustainability of SSR-processes.

Before I was appointed program director of the Burundian-Dutch SSD program I became interested in the sustainability of SSR-processes. Once I became program director I didn’t have much time for this, but the subject never left my mind. Now, after having left Burundi in 2014, I think is time to put my thoughts on paper. This first article will introduce a possible definition of sustainability of SSR-processes.

Often sustainability of SSR is considered from a financial point of view: will the government be able to maintain the additional resources that were temporarily made available to the security sector after the SSR-intervention is concluded? There is no doubt that the formal security sector should, in principle, be budgeted in a way that is in balance and coherent with the general resources the country in question possesses. This sounds self-evident but it is not.

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