The Security Sector Accountability and Police Reform (SSAPR) programme was a 5 year programme funded by DFID. Established in 2009, SSAPR intended to assist the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC) in laying the foundations for the re-establishment of the rule of law by supporting the creation of accountable and service-oriented security and justice institutions able to improve safety, security and access to justice for Congolese citizens.
The programme was designed as 4 separate but complementary components to achieve
- the police support project (PSP)
- control and coordination of the security sector (CCOSS)
- external accountability (EA)
- monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
All components were managed independently; each was designed to target different Congolese actors and to
empower them to work together to improve the public sense of security in the programme’s 3 pilot cities (Bukavu, Kananga and Matadi) as well as at the national policy level.