Previously, various structures and processes existed to co-ordinate security initiatives at both the international and regional level. This review takes a look at the structures in place and considers some of the challenges facing them with regard to security and crime prevention. A distinct level of international co-operation is constituted by the interaction of the foreign donor community and local security structures of various sorts. Issues relating to the effective utilisation of foreign aid to build capacity in the terrain of safety and security – both nationally and regionally – are also considered.
International and Regional Co