Do the armed forces have military doctrine addressing corruption as a strategic issue on operations?
51a. Military doctrine
Qatar score: 0/100
The country does not consider corruption a strategic issue for operations.
The armed forces may be aware of corruption as a strategic issue for operations, but there is no explicit doctrine on this subject.
The country has a military doctrine addressing corruption issues for peace and conflict, which briefly addresses how to mitigate this challenge, but there is little emphasis on the practicalities of implementation.
The country has a comprehensive and detailed military doctrine addressing corruption issues for peace and conflict operations, including the recognition that deployments can exacerbate corruption risks. However, the doctrine may not address risks at all levels or may not provide detailed and practical guidance for implementation.
The country has a comprehensive and detailed military doctrine addressing corruption issues for peace and conflict operations at strategic, operational and tactical levels. The doctrine recognises that international actors can contribute to increasing corruption risks and offers guidance on mitigating these risks. Issues addressed by the doctrine include support for political actors, contracting, interaction with local population, partnering with local forces, and security sector reform in operational contexts. The doctrine also details the practicalities of implementation.
Qatar does not consider corruption a strategic issue for its defence operations and does not have a military doctrine that suggests that. [1,2] Qatar established the ACTA to follow international standards in institutional development.  It has been established so far that there is very little information in the public realm about the defence sector and its operations, as they are considered secret. It has become apparent that the defence sector in Qatar does not go through any form of external auditing or scrutiny.  In addition to that, the defence sector is exempt from Labour law No. 14 (2004) and the Audit law No. 11 (2016) , which address corruption.
(1)Interview, Qatari Military Officer, Doha, Qatar, May 7-9, 2019.
(2)Interview, Qatari Military Officer, Doha, Qatar, May 11-12, 2019.
(3) Ian Black, “Arab states pose ‘critical’ risk of defence corruption”, The Guardian, October 29, 2015, https://bit.ly/2EHNPWd.
(4) “Law no.11, 2016: Concerning the State Audit Bureau”, Contracts Departments, accessed October 17, 2018, https://bit.ly/2P668Z3.
Qatar score: NA/100
No aspect of the doctrine is made publicly available.
Some aspects of the doctrine are made publicly available, but not all of them.
The doctrine is made publicly available.
This sub-indicator has been marked as Not Applicable, as the country does not have a military doctrine that considers corruption a strategic issue for operations, and thus assessing its transparency is irrelevant in this context.
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