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Building Transparency and Reducing Corruption in Defence: A Workshop of Institutional Practitioners

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Mark Pyman, Peter Foot, and Philipp Fluri

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Abstract

To inter-connect international practitioners involved in defence anti-corruption reform, Transparency International (TI) (UK), the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), and the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), with the support of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), held a two day conference bringing together recognised international experts in the anti-corruption field, comprising representatives from international development banks including the World Bank and IMF, NATO, the EU, representatives from national governments and Armed Forces, representatives from defence colleges and think-tanks, and international civil society, in Geneva to assess anti-corruption programming needs and tools in the defence sphere.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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INTRODUCTION

Opening Remarks, Ambassador Pitteloud
Setting the Scene – Presentation and Discussion
Mark Pyman, Transparency International (UK)
Roundtable Discussion

SHARING EXPERIENCES AND ISSUES –
Selection of Topics
Participant hosted discussions
1. Developing a robust integrity and anti-corruption training course
2. Integrity and accountability in the wider security sector
3. Debarment of defence contractors – carrots and sticks
4. Good defence procurement practice and integrity policy
5. Standards of conduct in business relations for defence officials
6. IMF and fiscal transparency application
7. Defence anti-corruption reforms – The Polish Experience So Far
8. Governance and its effects on the military and peacekeeping operations
9. Self-Assessment Tool for Nations
10. Use of international expertise – NATO
11. Audit processes in defence anti-corruption
12. Defence Integrity Pacts

PRODUCTIVE AREAS FOR ACTIONBY INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS
1. National Governments
2. Civil Society
3. The World Bank and other International Development Banks
4. NATO
5. The United Nations
6. Defence colleges and think-tanks
7. Defence Companies

FEEDBACK ON THE KEY TOPICSCONFERENCE OUTCOMES

WORKSHOP CLOSE

ANNEXE 1
Participants

ANNEXE 2
Public Expenditure & Financial Accountability

ANNEXE 3
Selections of Participants’ Pre-Workshop Comments

ANNEXE 4
Paper produced for the Workshop by Heorhiy Kriuchkov

ANNEXE 5
Paper prepared for the Workshop by Willem van Eekelen

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