The third edition of the Security Sector Reform Monitor: Burundi focuses on oversight and democratic control of the security sector. The report highlights the internal oversight mechanisms of the national police and armed forces, as well as the work of independent oversight bodies like the ombudsman, the parliament, civil society, and the judiciary. The report urges Burundian authorities to find the political will to consolidate and build on recent gains in transparency and accountability.
The Security Sector Reform Monitor is a quarterly publication that tracks developments and trends in the ongoing security sector reform (SSR) processes of five countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, East Timor, Haiti and South Sudan. Every quarter, there will be separate editions for each case study country. Adopting a holistic definition of the security sector, the Monitor will cover a wide range of actors, topics and themes, from reforms in the rule of law institutions and armed forces to demilitarization activities and the role of non-statutory security and justice actors.