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Using the Toolkit and Acquiring Training Skills

Financial oversight in the security sector is a key instrument for ensuring that public funds allocated by the state for the security of the people are spent in a transparent and accountable manner. However, the financial management of security sector institutions is often characterised by opacity rather than transparency. Even …

Concepts and Main Actors of Financial Oversight in the Security Sector

Financial oversight in the security sector is a key instrument for ensuring that public funds allocated by the state for the security of the people are spent in a transparent and accountable manner. However, the financial management of security sector institutions is often characterised by opacity rather than transparency. Even …

Medium-Term Strategic Financial Planning for Security Sector Institutions: Tools and Techniques

Financial oversight in the security sector is a key instrument for ensuring that public funds allocated by the state for the security of the people are spent in a transparent and accountable manner. However, the financial management of security sector institutions is often characterised by opacity rather than transparency. Even …

The budget cycle and the security sector

Financial oversight in the security sector is a key instrument for ensuring that public funds allocated by the state for the security of the people are spent in a transparent and accountable manner. However, the financial management of security sector institutions is often characterised by opacity rather than transparency. Even …

Handling Legal Gaps While Practicing Financial Oversight in the Security Sector

Financial oversight in the security sector is a key instrument for ensuring that public funds allocated by the state for the security of the people are spent in a transparent and accountable manner. However, the financial management of security sector institutions is often characterised by opacity rather than transparency. Even …

Financial Oversight of Intelligence Agencies

Financial oversight in the security sector is a key instrument for ensuring that public funds allocated by the state for the security of the people are spent in a transparent and accountable manner. However, the financial management of security sector institutions is often characterised by opacity rather than transparency. Even …

The Compliance of Palestinian Security Legislation with the UN Convention against Corruption

This working paper provides recommendations to Palestinian decision-makers and actors interested in security sector reform on how to address key legal gaps of Palestinian security legislation with regards to safeguarding integrity, transparency and accountability. It reviews international standards and best practice in promotion of good governance of integrity building and …

Preventing Corruption in the Palestinian Security Sector: Improving the Consistency of the Palestinian Security Sector Legislation with the UN Convention against Corruption

The security sector often provides a fertile ground for corruption. It is frequently characterised by a culture of secrecy on the grounds of national security. This hinders accountability and creates the risk of patronage, nepotism and bribery. To fight this, states must create a legal and institutional framework grounded in …

Needs Assessment Report of five Palestinian Civil Society Organizations: Informal Oversight Capacities in the Palestinian Security Sector

Public involvement in democratic oversight is crucial to ensure accountability and transparency across the security sector. The engagement of civil society organisations (CSOs) in the security policy domain strongly contributes to accountability and good governance. Civil society involvement can be accomplished by (i) monitoring government performance and policy, and (ii) …