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External Oversight of the Security Sector

External oversight is crucial to guarantee that security policies and security practices are transparent and accountable to the wider population. The security sector is generally overseen both by national parliaments (parliamentary oversight) and by civil society (public oversight).

DCAF works with parliaments, their committees and parliamentary staffers, as well as with civil society organisations, to strengthen their expertise and capacity, and to support their role in ensuring the effectiveness and accountability of security sector and justice institutions.


Current projects:

Support to parliamentary development in Burkina Faso

Support to the National Assembly of Côte d’Ivoire

Civil society capacity building in Burkina Faso


Past projects:

ECOWAS Parliament-DCAF Guide for West African Parliamentarians