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This Top Ten Tips Series gathers ISSAT’s tips on working in Security Sector Reform (SSR) and advice for increasing efficiency. Focusing on the aspects that have worked in practice and helped advance projects and relying on first-hand experience, each piece in the series seeks to help SSR practitioners in a particular aspect of their work. 

  1. How to be a good SSR advisor when working with national actors:  Gordon Hughes gives advice on how to get started and address the challenges of planning transformation in politically and culturally sensitive contexts.
  2. Ten tips for tackling corruption:  looks at frequent issues associated with corruption.
  3. How to think about corruption when working with national and local actors:  Nicholas Seymour and Transparency International, gives further tips to tackle corruption, with an important starting point: discuss potential solutions.
  4. Ten tips for police internal oversight:  Antoine Hanin and proposes some avenues to help establish internal oversight mechanisms.
  5. Ten tips to improve international donor coordination, for SSR donor personnel in the field:  Janine Rauch gives key elements to manage coordination in SSR, from active participation in meetings to adequate use of the local media, among others.
  6. Ten tips on criminal justice system development:  Piet Biesheuvel stresses the complex nature of Criminal Justice Systems (CJS) and the importance of looking at all its components.
  7. Ten theory of change (ToC) tips for SSR:  Kai Schäfer develops the concept and explains how to adequately use it in SSR processes.
  8. Ten tips for increasing political engagement: Thammy Evans discusses how to incentivise political will in SSR.
  9. Ten tips for sustainable SSR programming:  Alwin van den Boogaard argues that some key criteria apply to achieve sustainability in SSR. 

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