Safety, security and accessible justice
These pages explore the theme of safety, security and accessible justice, one of the 7 governance capabilities outlined in DFIDs Governance Target Strategy Paper, 'Making Government Work for Poor People' as being key to poverty reduction.
DFID's policy in this area aims to promote safety for all from violence and intimidation, security of personal property, and equality of access to justice. The approach is innovative among donor organisations for two reasons. Firstly, it covers all aspects of the justice sector, including police reform as well as legal, judicial and penal institutions. Secondly, DFID's policy was designed from the perspective of users, particularly poor people and vulnerable groups.