Our training courses use the co-learning methodology that encourages a participative problem-solving approach through use of case-studies, exercises, examples and collective sharing of experience.

In addition, ISSAT has developed a series of online courses that are freely available to all SSR practitioners.

We also provide links to SSR-related courses delivered by other institutions.

Security and Justice Sector Reform

Discover the fundamental concepts behind Security and Justice Sector Reform, from the evolving definitions and understanding of the term, to its core principles, objectives and dimensions. This resource includes an overview of the support from the international community, an introductory video about SSR by the Folke Bernadotte Academy, and a selection of key texts, such as  the OECD-DAC Handbook on Security System Reform and the UNSCR 2151, establishing the need for national ownership of SSR, and a DCAF Handbook on Public Oversight of the Security Sector.

For further guidance on what works in SSR, explore how others have implemented good practice and lessons identified. Resources are on: 

ISSAT develops or adapts tools to assist with the delivery of its support on the ground. These are then refined so they can be adapted to other contexts, and made freely available online to all SSR practitioners. You will find these tools available here in this section.

Methodology and guidance development

Context-adaptable methodologies and guidance for supporting security and justice reform have been developed by ISSAT based on analysis and lessons from its own experience and that of other practitioners. This interactive diagram provides a drill-down through the different phases and steps in the methodology.

Other methodology guidance

As part of the overall methodology, these are some of the commonly used tools