ISSAT provides support to its Members in designing, coordinating and carrying out security and justice assessments.
Through ISSAT, members can obtain advice and guidance based on international norms and the latest thinking on best practices. ISSAT can also help members coordinate joint assessments and use ISSAT's support to supplement their own capacities to carry out an effective security and justice sector assessment.
ISSAT's assessments are guided by a number of overarching principles articulated in its Operational Guidance Notes (OGNs). The OGN assessment series is based on lessons identified, involving good practice from the field. These notes are used to guide ISSAT's personnel through the conduction of assessments. They are equally useful for field personnel planning or conducting an assessment of a security or/and justice sector.
Please refer to the Community of Practice Resource Library to access ISSAT's OGNs on assessments, as well as, additional supporting documents and case studies. These documents with the principles and processes contained in them ensure high quality and efficiency of advisory support delivered to ISSAT members.
The number of assessment missions undertaken by ISSAT since its inception in 2008 is steadily growing. Please feel free to review the information on how to request ISSAT support on security and justice reform assessments for further information.