Safety, Security and Justice: Topic Guide


Safety, security and justice are priorities for poor people and are associated with development outcomes. What do we know about what has – or hasn’t – worked in safety, security and justice programming, and where? This new Topic Guide for policymakers and practitioners synthesises the evidence, challenges and approaches that emerge from the literature.

The thematic coverage in this Topic Guide is not exhaustive. This guide provides an overview of a number of thematic safety, security and justice components including: gender; legal pluralism; access to justice and legal empowerment; national security architectures; defence; disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR); and policing. It is designed to complement the existing GSDRC Topic Guide on Justice.


Bakrania, S. Safety, Security and Justice: Topic Guide. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK 52 pp.

Safety, Security and Justice: Topic Guide

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