The DCAF Annual Report 2018 is the first to carry the Centre’s new name, DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance, and to bear the new branding, both of which came into force on 2 May 2019. This year, we have opted for a more concise approach to reporting the highlights of our work throughout 2018, while still covering everything under DCAF's mandate:
The DCAF Performance Report 2018, our third to date, demonstrates how effectively the Centre has been working towards enhancing the democratic governance of security sectors around the world, within a framework of the rule of law and respect for human rights. This report attests to the solidity of the results based management (RBM) system that DCAF applies, maintaining reporting at the level of outcomes.
These results are presented along DCAF’s three main avenues of support, which also informs the report’s structure: support to national actors, assistance to international actors, and contributions to policy development. Some of the key results are further illustrated in dedicated features. As last year, several trends can be observed, with our support often contributing to reformed national legal and regulatory frameworks, the establishment and implementation of policies and plans, and strengthened democratic oversight mechanisms for the security sector, among other achievements.