Security Governance Accountability and Performance
Created in 1989, Partners Global is an independent international NGO committed to building sustainable processes that advance civil society, strengthen democratic institutions and create a culture of change and conflict management. Partners trains thousands of business, community and government leaders in more than fifty countries to work together to peacefully guide transitions and craft sustainable solutions to complex problems.
Our vision for the future is better dialogue about security, governance, accountability and performance with concrete and measurable actions taken towards reform.
- Teresa Crawford, Former Director - Partners Global
GPD supported Partners with a grant of $90,000 over two years to develop the Security Governance Accountability and Performance (S-GAP) framework and guide, a toolkit that supports security sector reform processes in post-conflict countries.
The framework offers a new approach to security sector reform by engaging civil society, governments, local and international security forces, the private sector and international organizations in the security dialogue and crafting a common language and shared definitions that support constructive collaboration.
S-GAP also provides leaders with the tools and skills they need to develop an impartial security system with a clear mission and democratic oversight that protects all citizens. The S-GAP tool will be designed in such a way that it can be adapted and applied to a range of country contexts and at different levels of government. In a first stage, Partners plans to pilot the tool in two countries, Guinea and Liberia, then revise it as necessary based on initial results.
Two other GPD grantees, the Center for the Study of Civil Military Operations (CSCMO) at West Point and Denver University’s Center for Middle East Studies (CMES), supported Partners’ work on this project.