Democratic Security Sector Governance

With the task of ensuring the sufficient provision of funds for provision of public security, finance ministries can positively impact the delivery of public security by ensuring the effective management of funds earmarked for security providers.

Once governments and democratic institutions have established budget lines for security providers, finance ministries can ensure that a variety of financial management and anti-corruption systems are in place to ensure transparent and effective use of scarce financial resources.

Finance ministries may also have responsibilities within the realm of security provision: customs are often incorporated into a border service framework and provide a law enforcement service.


UNDP and World Bank, Security Sector Expenditure Review Sourcebook, (forthcoming 2016).

Key Issues and Policy Recommendations, Conference 6

This publication offers the Key Issues and Policy Recommendations based on the results of the Sixth International Conference “Security Sector Governance: Defence Production, Sales and Acquisitions”. Conference Six provided a platform to discuss state p … read more

Due Diligence and Corruption Risk in Defence Industry Offset Programmes

This report reviews the corruption risk associated with defence offset programmes, a large but opaque part of the defence industrial landscape. The review enquires into the depth and quality of current, due-diligence practices in offset programmes by d … read more

Legislating for the Security Sector Toolkit: Strengthening Financial Oversight in the Security Sector

The toolkit contains a number of booklets in English, French, and Arabic that provide norms and standards, guidebooks, and practical examples of model laws in various areas of security sector legislation. Some specific publications within the Toolkit d … read more

Defence Management: An Introduction

This publication focuses on practical aspects of democratic defence management through the eyes of practitioners. Outlining in simple terms the key issues defence professionals must address to ensure good governance of the defence sector from within th … read more

Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency

This Code of Good Practices illustrates the degree of transparency to which governments and their fiscal institutions ought to achieve. The code explains the clarity of roles and responsibilities, open-budget processes, public availability of informati … read more

Resource Allocation: The Formal Process

This paper presents the official resource allocation mechanisms used in the Pentagon. The components of this publication are the Joint Strategic Planning System; the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System; the Requirements Generation System; and t … read more

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