This activity is deemed ODA-eligible. The activity is in support of civilian oversight and democratic control of the military system and the topics covered by the course relate exclusively to the areas of military training listed in paragraph 97 of the Reporting Directives. The directives state that training should be preferably by civilian actors, jointly by civilian and military actors, or, by way of last resort, by military actors. Involvement of the provider country military in delivery of the course is essential, as civilian personnel do not have the full range of knowledge and experience necessary to deliver the course, or the credibility to cover certain aspects. The combination of civilian and military personnel working in close partnership in the delivery of the course also reinforces, in itself, some of the key lessons relating to the relationship between military and civilian personnel working in the security sector.
By improving the capacity to manage security challenges responsibly, within a framework of proper democratic oversight and control and respect for human rights, the course contributes to the welfare of the population of recipient nations. It contributes to the development of effective, accountable and inclusive institutions, recognised in the UN Sustainable Development Goals as being at the core of sustainable development.