Cops or Robbers? The Struggle to Reform the Afghan National Police
Despite some notable achievements, the overall result of police reform
efforts to date has been disappointing. This issues paper argues that the Afghan government and its international partners need to 1) develop a shared vision of the police; 2) implement a comprehensive rule of law strategy; 3) make donor assistance conditional on Ministry of Interior reform; 4) prioritise quality of police over quantity; and 5) prioritise fiscal sustainability of the security sector.