Supporting Security, Justice, and Development Lessons for a New Era


In developing countries, insecurity and poverty are increasingly linked, leading to a growing global interest in the allocation of transitional assistance and international aid assistance. An expanding focus of national and multinational assistance involves criminal justice reform in policing, victim's rights, and judicial systems—as part of both development assistance and post-conflict assistance. For a larger study commissioned by the UK government to review existing work in the areas of safety and justice, this paper draws together lessons from the experiences of recent UK-funded policing and justice programs in seven countries: Afghanistan, India, Jamaica, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.