Is the legislature (or the appropriate legislative committee or members of the legislature) given full information for the budget year on the spending of all secret items relating to national security and military intelligence?
Burkina Faso score: 0/100
The legislature is provided with no information on spending on secret items.
The legislature is provided with very limited or abbreviated information on secret items, or expenditure on secret items is entirely aggregated.
The legislature is provided with information on spending on secret items, but description of expenditures is generalised into categories, or some data is presented in an aggregated manner.
The legislature is generally provided with extensive information on spending on secret items, which includes detailed, line item descriptions of expenditures, and disaggregated data. However, there are some omissions of information.
The appropriate legislative committee or members of the legislature are provided with extensive information on all spending on secret items, which includes detailed, line item descriptions of all expenditures, and disaggregated data.
The military budget given to the legislature for adoption does not mention any information of spending on secret items, and there is no evidence of military expenditure on secret items (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6).
1. “Open Budget Survey 2017: Burkina Faso,” International Budget Partnership, 2017, https://www.internationalbudget.org/wp-content/uploads/burkina-faso-open-budget-survey-2017-summary-english.pdf.
2. Gijguemde, “Opinion : vite, des états généraux de l’armée burkinabé,” Zoodomail, January, 2015, http://zoodomail.com/spip.php?page=imprimir_articulo&id_article=9127.
3. Abdoul Karim Saidou, “Burkina Faso: Où est la Reforme de l’Armée deux ans après l’insurrection?,” Lefasonet, January, 17, 2017. http://lefaso.net/spip.php?article75180.
4. Tiga Cheick Sawadogo, “Plan stratégique 2018-2022 de l’armée: La grande muette veut retrouver son lustre d’antan,: Lefaso, March, 16, 2018, http://lefaso.net/spip.php?article82465. 5. Moussa Diallo, “Loi de programmation militaire 2018-2022: 725 milliards de francs CFA pour mettre en œuvre la réforme de l’armée burkinabè,” Lefaso.net, December 6, 2017, http://lefaso.net/spip.php?article81008.
6. Member of the Defence and Security Committee of the Parliament, interview by author, June 12, 2018.
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