Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector: A Guide for West African Parliamentarians

Senegalese Army truck in Burkina FasoAfrica’s security landscape features a diverse array of unconventional threats, yet a source of continuing fragility and capacity shortcomings in many countries remains weak management of the security sector. This guide, developed and endorsed by the Economic Community of West African States, provides a detailed account of how African legislatures and legislators can strengthen the role they play in overseeing the development of national security policies, the procurement of arms, the management of personnel, and the modernization of their security forces.

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Security Topics: Security Sector Governance