Is there training in corruption issues for commanders at all levels in order to ensure that these commanders are clear on the corruption issues they may face during deployment?
Burkina Faso score: 0/100
The country has no known training in corruption issues for commanders.
There is training in corruption issues that is required for commanders at some levels or in some units, but not all. The content of training only addresses a few known risks (e.g. procurement).
There is comprehensive training in corruption issues that is required for commanders at some levels or in some units, but not all.
There is comprehensive training in corruption issues that is required for commanders at all levels. However, training is delivered either only in pre-deployment training for specific missions or as part of military education.
There is comprehensive training in corruption issues that is required for commanders at all levels. Training is delivered as part of military education e.g., at military academies, and in pre-deployment training for specific missions.
Although they attend training sessions before deployment, these sessions are not usually meant to address corruption. The pre-deployment training sessions are for military commanders, and they focus on defence and security subjects, although they may be sensitized and informed on general field orders, including corruption. Transparency International (2016) (1) endorses this argument when it states that “10 out of the top 25 Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) are in band ‘F’ for preparing their troops to control corruption and behave with integrity in military operations, 8 are in band ‘E’ and 5 are in band ‘D’” (1). Very little information on corruption is provided to troops before deployment. Law N° 038 (2016), does not address capacity building on non-military subjects, including corruption. There is no evidence that the existing military policy and the recent Law of Military Programming integrate capacity building opportunities on corruption either. According to Diallo (2017), the Law of Military Programming will allow the armed forces to enhance the overall capacity of the military (3), but there is no evidence that corruption is among the training that will be delivered over the next five years that the Strategic Plan of Reform (PSR) of the armed forces will cover. However, online courses are available for military commanders for free, monitored by the Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI).
1. “Corruption & Peace Operations: Risks and recommendations for Troop Contributing Countries and the United Nations,” Transparency International – Defence & Security, 2016, http://ti-defence.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/160330CorruptionRiskTCCsTIIDSPFIN.pdf.
2. “Law N° 038 On the general status for the personnel of the national Armed Forces,” (2016), https://www.assembleenationale.bf/IMG/pdf/loi_038_statut_general_fan.pdf.
3. 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.
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