is Proessor o Political Science at the University o Nigeria, Nsukka, and a member othe International Governing Council o the Centre or Democracy and Development.
is Senior Lecturer in the Department o Political Science, Lagos State University, and amember o the International Governing Council o the Centre or Democracy and Development.The Centre or Democracy and Development (CDD) is an independent, not-or-prot, research, training andadvocacy organization based in Abuja, Nigeria. Established in 1997, CDD’s primary mission is to be a catalystand acilitator or strategic analysis and capacity building or sustainable democracy and development in theWest Arican sub-region. Dr Jibrin Ibrahim, who managed the Nigeria research study, is Director o CDD.www.cddwestarica.org/
Confict, Security and Development Group
is a leading international resource or research, analysis,training and expert policy advice on issues at the intersection o security and development. CSDG wasestablished at King’s College London in 1999 with the aim o bridging the academic and policy communities.Its core mandate is to deepen understanding about the development challenges conronting societies in Arica,Asia and Latin America, and to help translate this knowledge into practical agendas or change at local, national,regional and international levels.CSDG’s
Governance and Security
programme is concerned with how international assistance in the securitydomain (notably the SSR agenda) can be better tailored to the political context and the needs o aid recipients.Conict, Security and Development GroupSchool o Social Science and Public PolicyKing’s College London Tel: +44(0)20 7848 1984Strand, London Fax: +44(0)20 7848 2748WC2R 2LS, UK www.securityanddevelopment.org
About this study
Security sector reorm (SSR) has moved rapidly up the international aid agenda during the past decade. There isgrowing recognition that SSR is undamentally a political activity and that, to be efective, external assistancemust be careully tailored to the political and institutional context in which it is being delivered.This Nigeria study was part o a comparative research project (which included Sri Lanka and Uganda) whichhad two aims: rstly, to enhance understanding about who makes decisions about security, the actors whichinuence decision-making, and the consequences or the security o people; and secondly, to suggest ways oincorporating such knowledge more efectively into UK SSR programming.The study was conducted by the Conict, Security and Development Group at King’s College London in collabo-ration with the Centre or Democracy and Development in Nigeria, the Social Scientists’ Association in Sri Lanka,and the Centre or Basic Research in Uganda.