During the inception period of the Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP), members of the consortium undertook a series of systematic reviews of the literature on key topics of concern to the programme. This paper is based on a systematic peer-led review of hybrid security arrangements in conflict affected areas. The authors sought to assess the extent of existing evidence for an end-user approach to security programming in such situations and to identify evidence gaps.
The paper discusses the process of undertaking the evidence review and includes a detailed methodology. The authors critically assess the results and the existing evidence gaps and the implications for the JSRP agenda and for future research. The paper includes an annotated bibliography appendix.