Local Development Forum
Security SWG

Security Sector Working Group (SSWG) 

The main purpose of the Security SWG is to act as a forum for coordination and exchange between donors and the PA on issues related to security, as well as the priorities and strategies of relevant PA institutions in this sector. 

The key functions of the SSWG are as follows:

  • assist donors in aligning assistance in relation to the National Policy Agenda (NPA) 2017 - 2022 and strategies for the sector;
  • support the development and updating of sector strategies within the framework of national plans and budgets; 
  • coordinate and harmonize donor assistance to prevent duplication; 
  • carry out coordinated and strategic dialogue with the purpose of identifying PA priorities and the readiness/availability of the donor community to fund related programmes; 
  • function as the main source of information for needs and achievements, donor funding and gaps in the security sector; 
  • develop joint indicators and sector reviews for sector monitoring and programme-based approaches. 

Membership in the group is limited to donors and other institutions (e.g. non-governmental organizations, Civil Society and Private Sector Institutions) who can add substantial financial or analytical value, as well as relevant PA institutions. 


Ministry of Interior (MoI) and

Deputy Chair: United Kingdom (DFID) 
Technical Advisor: United States Security Coordinator (USSC)/ European Union Police Coordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support (EUPOL COPPS) 
Canada, United Kingdom (DFID), Office of the European Union Representative (EUREP), US, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Japan, Turkey, Spain, ICRC, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).

UN Agencies: UN Women, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Government Institutions: PMO, MoJ, MoFA, MoPWH, MoFP

Private Sector Institutions: PFI
Civil Society Institutions: Hurryyat
Secretariat: Local Aid Coordination Secretariat (LACS)