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Provisions on SSR and DDR in Peace Agreements



Security sector reform (SSR) and related post-conflict reconstruction activities including disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) are commonly addressed in peace processes, whether to support the outcomes of negotiations or enhance the quality of their implementation. Despite their relevance for transitional and long-term SSG, there has also been a lack of understanding of how different sectoral SSR components and DDR commonly feature in peace agreements. In order to contribute to an informed and empirically grounded debate about questions of SSG in peace processes, this thematic brief summarizes some of the key patterns identified from a mapping of the peace agreements that were produced in the context of intrastate armed conflicts over central government control between 2000 and 2015.

This brief was produced as part of DCAF’s preliminary research project “SSR in Peace Processes”. The project was realized with the support of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.