Nevertheless, critics have debated on the roles of ownership principles as applied to SSR programmes, indicating the same as one of the growing concerns for international communities to achieve sustainable development (Donais, 2008).
With this notion at the backdrop, the essay aims to develop a clear understanding of the role of local ownership principles and its importance in developing international communities through SSR programmes in justification that if it is possible to implement and control these initiatives as genuinely locally owned. Focusing on its objective to assess the role of local ownership from a critical point of view, the study also explores a few major and relevant examples highlighting the contributions and efforts of local ownership behind a successful SSR programme. To be summarised, the final section of this study critically evaluates the SSR programmes and assesses the roles of the local ownership principles in response to the arguments that have emerged across different parts of the international communities.
In the recent phenomenon of international community development trends, wherein transparency and all-inclusiveness qualities are considered as imperative in the global governance system, SSR has emerged as a core set of disciplines with an aim of bringing changes and accelerating improvements in the domain. Arguably, the primary goal of a successful SSR programme is to maintain its venerable tradition of building a strong partnership with foreign entities in order to support adequate security and peace as well as to establish an efficiently organised democratic governance system (U.S. Agency for International Development, 2012). Studies conducted in relation to the issue revealed that implementation of a comprehensive set of SSR programmes in the post-conflict nations has become quite common, to secure adequate peace, development and stability by