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This assessment received government comments and feedback on the finalised data. These comments have been incorporated into the assessment at the GDI research team’s discretion. Usually the comments received highlight where a bill is in formulation, or has recently passed into law, and this has been missed by the country assessor. Only comments which are grounded in evidence are incorporated into the assessment.
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Niger faces considerable corruption risk across its defence institutions, with limited controls in operations, and little access to financial and procurement information. The low level of information made available to audit bodies and Parliament tends to undermine the oversight of the entire sector, in particular as it relates to the procurement of military assets. However, Niger has impressive oversight of private sector linkages to military and defence.
Arms Trade Information for Niger