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Democratic Security Sector Governance

Legal Framing of Parliamentary Oversight of Defence Industrial Complex (Conference Proceedings)

This publication presents proceedings and recommendations from the conference jointly held by DCAF, the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) Institute for Legislation of Ukraine and the CACDS. The Conference focused on the legal framing of parliamentary oversig … read more

Conference Proceedings 6: Defence Production, Sales and Acquisitions

This publication offers the proceedings of Conference 6 on Security Sector Governance in Ukraine. The  conference focused on defence production, sales and acquisitions. The objective of the event was to identify current reform priorities and challenges … read more

Key Issues and Policy Recommendations, Conference 7

This publication offers the Key Issues and Policy Recommendations based on the results of the Seventh International Conference “Ukraine’s Civilian Security Sector: Reforms’ Progress and Challenges”. Conference Seven, following to the previous conferenc … read more

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

The Foundation for Defence Procurement Reform in Ukraine

The focus of this paper is to provide a governance framework for defence procurement reform in Ukraine. The three core elements comprising the foundation for defence procurement reform are the development of a defence industry strategy, the selection o … read more

Anti-Corruption Measures in Ukraine after the Revolution of Dignity: Key Legislative Aspects

In October 2014, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (the Ukrainian Parliament) adopted new legislation on an Anti-Corruption Strategy for 2014-2017, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU), and the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (NAPC), … read more

Financial Oversight of the Security Sector a Toolkit for Trainers

This Toolkit is designed for financial oversight practitioners who wish to gain access to best international practices in financial oversight of the security sector, improve their professional ability to financially oversee security sector institutions … read more

Guides to Good Governance: Tackling conflicts of interest in the public sector

“Guides to Good Governance” is a series of small booklets each of which discusses a particular topic of importance to good governance in the defence sector. The main reason for promoting integrity in a systematic way is to reduce the risk of corruption … read more

Guidebook on Anti-Corruption in Public Procurement and the Management of Public Finances

This Guidebook serves as a reference material for governments, international organizations, the private sector, academia and civil society, by providing an overview of good practices in ensuring compliance with article 9 of UNCAC, which requires establ … 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

Challenges Facing Arms Export Control in Ukraine and the Russian Federation

This study analyses a number of highly topical issues on how to improve national arms export control systems; what measures and structural reforms are needed to strengthen international controls over the export of sensitive products globally.

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

Ethical Guidelines for Contact with Business and Industry in the Defence Sector

“Ethical Guidelines for Contact with Business and Industry in the Defence Sector” was first issued by the Ministry of Defence in April 2007. This revised edition of these guidelines aims to clarify and simplify the rules that apply. The revision is par … read more

Political and Budgetary Oversight of the Ukrainian Intelligence Community

This publication addresses the problem of providing policy and budget oversight of Ukrainian intelligence organizations in accordance with norms and practices developed in contemporary Western democracies. As Ukraine continues the process of democratic … read more

DCAF Backgrounder: Parliament’s Role in Defence Procurement

This document is part of the DCAF Backgrounder series, which provides practitioners with concise introductions to a variety of issues in the field of security sector governance and reform. This particular Backgrounder deals with Defence Procurement and … read more

The Parliamentary Dimension of Defence Procurement

This paper consists of two parts. The first deals with parliamentary control and practice in general and moves on to the changing European security environment. The second part of the paper analyses the major international organisations dealing with Eu … read more

The United Nations Anti-Corruption Toolkit

The United Nations Anti-Corruption Toolkit contains a detailed set of specific Tools intended for use by officials called upon to elaborate elements of a national anti-corruption strategy and to assemble these into an overall strategic framework, as we … read more

Export Control Transformation as a Component of the Global Security

Export Control Transformation as a Component of the Global Security. Also in National Security & Defense Journal No. 5 (41) 2003, Ukranian Centre for Economic & Political Studies

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

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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