Governance, Security & Justice

We improve governance, security and justice services and structures in developing states, particularly in areas where conflict and fragility hinders independent institutional progress. 
Our aim is to help local partners to identify the causes of local problems and develop solutions that are aligned to political and institutional realities. Our partners range from civil society organisations all the way through to national ministries. We work extensively on conflict and stabilisation, security and justice sector reform, preventing violent extremism, accountability and anti-corruption, public sector reform and democratic governance.

We bring technical expertise in institutional strengthening, oversight mechanisms, analysis and policy development and promotion of citizen and civil society engagement. We develop politically informed interventions through continuous and robust political economy analysis, and use a Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) approach to programming to achieve sustainable institutional reform. 
Institutional integrity

We work with governments and civil society at local, regional and national levels, to develop processes and systems that are context specific, efficient, accountable and sustainable. We help institutions to build their capacity, to develop sustainable governance structures, and build the local leadership skills that can drive real progress.

Locally-led transitions

We work with local stakeholders to help shape their own development. We help to build the local skills to support change and draw on global expertise to ensure each solution fits its environment. We develop key governance reform agendas that support local partners to remove governance constraints to service delivery and improve institutional effectiveness.

Measurable results

Our results-based monitoring and evaluation systems ensure programmes both achieve their objectives and can adjust to lessons learned and dynamic situations. Our analysts and programme managers have undertaken research, developed policy and delivered solutions on more than 350 projects around the world.

North Africa Technical Assistance Facility
UK Government CSSF, 2017-Present
Supporting the UK Government in North Africa
Reducing Insecurity and Violent Extremism in Northern and Coastal Regions of Kenya
DFID, 2019-2024
Reducing insecurity and violent extremism in Kenya
Sri Lanka Anti-Bribery and Corruption Programme
Tackling bribery and corruption in Sri Lanka
Providing Technical Assistance to the peace processes in Sudan and South Sudan 
UK Governement CSSF, 2016-Present
Supporting the delivery of Sudan and South Sudan’s peace processes
Takamol: the Stability, Services and Reform Programme
Building institutional strength in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Tithetse Nkhanza - Violence against Women
and Girls Prevention and Response Programme 
DFID, 2019-2025
Reducing violence against women and girls in Malawi