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ISSAT 2017 Annual Report

Annual Report front cover April 2018

ISSAT's 2017 Annual Report highlights our achievements over the past year, as well as the evolving trends in SSR and therefore the top issues for us to focus on in 2018.


  • Strategic Engagement 
  • Multilateral Support
  • Supporting Bilaterals: Emerging Focus on Justice Reform 
  • SSR Contribution to the Prevention of Violent Conflict
  • Knowledge Management 
  • Looking Ahead
  • Programme of Work: Performance Evaluation 
  • Financial Report

For full access to our Annual Report 2017, please click on the document below. 

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Linking SSR and Public Finance Management in Post-Conflict Settings

Public finance management (PFM) has been continuously recognised in policies and guidance notes as an important element of sustainable and effective security sector reform (SSR), nonetheless PFM has been inconsistently integrated into SSR processes nor been a deliberate aim of SSR programming. In practice PFM and SSR specific programmes have commonly remained complementary yet distinctly separate. Discussions on finance related issues are often simplified to discussions about the total resource allocation, without exploring the more nuanced questions about how expenditure translates to improved performance and effectiveness of institutions, affordability but also oversight of expenditure.

In October 2017 DCAF-ISSAT organised a panel bringing together both leading advisors on SSR and on security expenditure issues. The panellists explored potential entry points for strengthening the linkages and collaboration between the two communities as a means to ensure PFM is more consistently an integral element of broader SSR processes.


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World Justice Project Rule of Law Index

The World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries and jurisdictions worldwide based on more than 110,000 household and 3,000 expert surveys. Featuring primary data, the WJP Rule of Law Index measures countries’ rule of law performance across eight factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.

For full access to the WJP Rule of Law Index, please follow the link. 

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Human Rights Based Approach to SSR

The UN characterises a HRBA as a “conceptual framework that is normatively based on international human rights standards and operationally directed to promoting and protecting human rights”. Similar to the UN’s HRBA Common Understanding, the European Commission’s rights-based approach (RBA) integrates human rights principles and standards into all aspects of the programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. In these rights-based conceptual frameworks, participation, local empowerment, national ownership meaningful inclusion and accountability are central elements to their implementation.

This ISSAT Research Paper explores how a HRBA helps us to get started on the right path to doing things right in SSR.