Challenges to Security Sector Reform in the Horn of Africa

"The CPRD and ISS are both committed to continuing research in the field of SSR in the Horn of Africa and in supporting national governments and regional organisations in furthering the important and essential work on SSR. It is in this spirit that this monograph is published: to provide insight into some comparative experiences from West and Southern Africa and to highlight some of the challenges facing the Horn of Africa region as regards SSR.In this paper Sierra Leone’s SSR process is critically examined. The background, initiatives, policies and activities are discussed. The successes and failures of the reform initiatives, especially those programmes under strong international influence and support, are also evaluated."