Professional Development Symposium
10–12 December 2019
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
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Session 1: Security-Development-Governance Nexus: Resources, Strategy, and Leadership
- World Bank, “World Development Report: Conflict, Security and Development,” 2011.
- World Bank, “Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict,” 2018.
- J. Dunne, “Military Spending and Economic Growth in Sub-Sahara Africa,” 2010.
- UNDP, “Human Development Report: Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All,” 2011.
- Dr. Eboe Hutchful, Professor of African Studies, Wayne State University, “Understanding Africa’s Development–Security Nexus,” Senior Leaders Seminar, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, May 19, 2017.
- Bernard Harborne, Lead Specialist, Peace, Conflict and Violence, World Bank, “Understanding Africa’s Development–Security Nexus,” Senior Leaders Seminar, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, May 19, 2017.
- SIPRI, “Akili sigui [The peaceful way],” 2019.
Session 2: Trends in Resources Availability and Security Sector Spending
- N. Tian, “Oil price shocks and military expenditure,” SIPRI Year Book, 2017.
- B. Harborne, W. Dorotinsky, and P.M. Bisca, (Eds.) “Securing Development: Public Finance and the Security Sector,” (pp. 119-142), The World Bank, 2017.
- The Economist, “Arms and the African,” November 2014.
- S. Radelet, “Africa’s Rise—Interrupted?” International Monetary Fund Finance and Development, June 2016.
- DCAF, “Gouvernance et réforme du secteur de la sécurité en Afrique de l’Ouest : du concept à la réalité,” February 2014.
Session 3: Budgeting and Resource Mobilization
- Elizabeth Kariuki, “Domestic Resource Mobilization,” Managing Security Resources in Africa Symposium, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, 2019.
- Wuyi Omitoogun and Eboe Hutchful, eds., Budgeting for the Military Sector in Africa: The Processes and Mechanisms of Control, SIPRI, 2006.
- B. Harborne, W. Dorotinsky, and P.M. Bisca, eds., “Securing Development: Public Finance and the Security Sector,” The World Bank, 2017.
Session 4: Introduction to Public Expenditure Management in the Security Sector
- Paul M. Bisca, “Can peace become affordable? Lessons from security sector expenditure reviews in West Africa,” March 2019 .
- B. Harborne, W. Dorotinsky, and P.M. Bisca, eds., “Securing Development: Public Finance and the Security Sector” (pp. 119-142), The World Bank, 2017.
- G. Manzillo, “Public Expenditure Management – Principles and Practice,” 2016.
- K. Aning and E. Lartey, “Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector: Lessons from Ghana”, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center, 2009.
- Transparency International, “Two-Thirds of Parliaments Fail to be Watchdogs of Defense Corruption,” Defense and Security, September 2013.
- The World Bank, “Guinea-Bissau Public Expenditure Review: Managing Public Finance for Development,” 2017.
Session 5: Building External Partnerships
- LTC Jean-Baptiste Matton (Slides: English | Français)
- Dr. Émile Ouédraogo (Slides: English | Français)
- O. Moderan, “Political Leadership and National Ownership of Security Sector Reform Processes,” Toolkit for Security Sector Reform and Governance in West Africa, DCAF, 2015.
- Steve Watts, “Identifying and Mitigating Risks in Security Sector Assistance for Africa’s Fragile States,” Rand Corporation, 2015.
- Bob Wekesa, “FOCAC, African agency and Africa’s China policy,” Global Dialogue, Institute for Global Dialogue, 2017.
- Olawale Ismail, and Elisabeth Skons, eds., Security Activities of External Actors in Africa, 2014.
- OECD, “Policy Brief No. 4: Country Ownership of Development: Political Correctness or a Practical Key to Better Aid?,” Evaluation of the Paris Declaration, 2012.
Concurent Sessions: Tools for Budgeting in Africa’s Security Sector
The concurrent sessions are designed to provide participants practical tools to address specific challenges associated with the management of security sector resources in Africa. In particular there are three sessions focus on security sector budgeting processes and practice. During each concurrent session, participants will be invited to choose two sessions. Each 40-minute session will feature a speaker who will share recent scholarship, sound practice and relevant case studies (20 minutes) and will moderate a question and answer session (20 minutes). The objective is to equip participants with practical insights and strategies to enhance their effectiveness.
1. Participatory Budgeting Processes
- UN-HABITAT, “Participatory Budgeting in Africa” (pp 1-10, 32-38), United Nations Human Settlements Program, 2008.
- M. Reutener and D. Fourie, “The role of civic participation in the South African budgeting process,” Public and Municipal Finance, Vol 4(3), 2015.
2. Leakages and Waste
- Amb. Phillip Carter
3. Domestic and External Debt
Recommended Reading :
- I. Gill and K. Karakulah, “Sounding the alarm on Africa’s debt,” Brookings, 2018.
- David Ndii, “Between the hammer of the markets and anvil of politics: Mr. Kenyatta, in debt distress,” The East Africa Review, September 15, 2018.