Questions to Guide SSR Assessments

A technical guide with concrete questions for guiding assessments in SSR.


SSR Assessment Framework

The Assessment Framework provides guidance on options and specific tools based on suggested stages of the assessment process. These stages include:
• Planning
• Background Analysis
• In- Country Assessment
• Report and Recommendations

Each stage of SSR assessment contains different potential approaches, issues and processes to consider. While it may not be possible to conduct a SSR assessment according to the suggested stages, it is possible to pick and choose sections and/or tools relevant to the SSR task at hand.


Defence Institution Building Self-Assessment Kit. A Diagnostic Tool for Nations Building Defence Institutions

The Defence Institution Building Self-Assessment Kit is an instrument developed within the framework of the NATO initiative called Partnership Action Plan on Defence Institution Building (PAP-DIB). It is aimed at the nations identified by the PAB-DIB document as primary beneficiaries of this initiative, as well as any other nation with an interest in building defence institutions, to look into their own endeavours and see where they stand in developing and sustaining efficient and democratically responsible defence institutions, including the armed forces, under democratic and civilian control.


Integrated DDR Standards. DDR and Security Sector Reform

The purpose of this module is to provide policy makers, operational planners and officers at field level with background information and guidance on related but distinct sets of activities associated with disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) and security sector reform (SSR).


Developing a Defense Sector Assessment Rating Tool

This report presents the conceptual framework and methodology used to develop the Defense Sector Assessment Rating Tool (DSART). The DSART is designed to assess the state of the defense sector in a given country, and, in turn, can be used as a basis for prioritizing and allocating security assistance resources, as well as evaluating the progress of defense sector reform over time. The DSART itself can be found at the end of this report.