Today we presented final evaluation findings of the fifth phase of the OSCE Mission to Serbia project “Consolidating the democratization process in the security sector in Serbia” (DEMSEC project).

The evaluation was conducted in July and August this year by SeConS Development Initiative Group and it covered the period of project implementation from January 2020 to June 2023. It included desk research of relevant project-related and strategic documents and in-depth interviews with OSCE Mission staff, project partners and beneficiaries.

In line with the OECD-DAC standard evaluation criteria and in line with recently adopted OSCE Evaluation policy, the evaluation assessed the relevance, coherence, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of the project.

The fifth phase of the project is focused on the following main areas: improvement of personal data protection; capacity development of local self-government units for emergency preparedness and response; participation of CSOs in implementation of security policy and advancing education in the security sector.