5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Innovations in Citizen Security in Ecuador

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During the past decade, Ecuador has faced many public security challenges common to the rest of the region, including increasing threats from international drug trafficking and criminal organizations, and institutional weakness. In order to confront these challenges, the government has implemented a range of new security and justice sector reforms, including a revised criminal code, investments in training and decentralizations of police forces, improved processes and information systems, and the establishment of a national emergency response system. This event, co-sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank, will feature a discussion of Ecuador’s recent developments in citizen security—new management models, innovative use of technology, and new public policies—with the country’s Minister of Interior, José Serrano.

This event will be held in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation provided.

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