Project profile — Mapping Security Governance in Yemen


Center for Applied Research inPartnership with the Orient
2020-03-30 - 2021-02-28
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Yemen (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Security system management and reform (15210) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project works to undertake research to map formal and informal security structures in Yemen, in the governorates of al-Hudayda, Ta’iz and one Southern governorate (either Aden or al-Dhali’). The research aims to formulate recommendations on transitional security governance in support of the efforts of the Office of the UN Special Envoy to the Secretary General on Yemen (OSESGY). Project activities include: (1) conducting key informant interviews; (2) undertaking observation; and (3) developing briefing papers focused on formal and informal security institutions at the local level.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced knowledge on the institutional structures, capacities and political affiliations of security providers on the local level; and (2) improved ability of the OSESGY to negotiate transitional security governance arrangements that take in consideration the needs of diverse Yemeni women, girls, men, and boys.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2021 include the publication of a study of the security governance apparatus in Yemen’s Aden, al-Hudayda and Ta’iz governorates.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $169,027
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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