ISSAT views programme design as a process that should be people-centred, that should be owned by more than just the ruling elite and that requires constructive engagement with both state and non-state actors.
ISSAT brings a clear understanding of implementation challenges to its Members, and helps them design security and justice reform programmes that are based on good practice and the latest lessons identified in the field. ISSAT can provide support to Members’ programme design teams, can coach SSR field personnel in areas such as developing political support and local ownership, help review processes and suggest improvements in a programme approach. ISSAT encourages a whole-of-government approach to programme design which integrates both security and justice components.
ISSAT support is provided based on lessons learned from the field, evolving good practice and the specific needs of the mandating member. ISSAT has developed a series of Operational Guidance Notes (OGNs) on programme design to guide its personnel through the conduct of programme design and to make key principles operational within the design process. Please see the Community of Practice Resource Library to see ISSAT's OGNs on programme design with supporting materials.
Since 2008, programme design has been one of the most requested services offered by ISSAT. Please review the information on how to request ISSAT support in regards to security and justice reform programme design for further information.