The methodology and guidance is based on good practice gathered by ISSAT and other practitioners during security and justice programming. It includes explanations of key concepts, recommended activities, and a constantly growing collection of case studies, tools, examples, lessons and other resources drawn from the collected experience of the community.

Guidance in each section of the cycle contains steps or activities to be considered; concrete examples on particular issues; and potential risks are highlighted throughout the process. A prezi presentation takes you through the guidance, and templates allow you to adapt the guidance to your own programme. 

Implementation is so unique for each country and must be led by host nation. As a result, there is no hard and fast programmatic guidance available in this section, although the principles of good security and justice programming should be adhered to. Our Operational Guidance Note, and e-learning on Mentoring and Advising are useful for this phase.

The principles of security and justice sector reform call for a holistic rather than a purely sectoral approach to programming. Nonetheless, programmes continue to revert to reforming sectors, sometime in isolation. This section provides guidance on taking a holistic approach to programming. Available: Defence Policy

Good security and justice sector reform starts with the politics. National dialogue can assist with setting the groundwork for reform, followed by some key overarching policy and strategy. This supports the legal reform required as well as reform at the institutional and sectoral level.