Presentation to Plenary session 1 in the workshop on "Required Competencies and Gaps in Designing and Implementing National Defence Integrity Programmes," in the series of NATO - DCAF Professional Development Workshops, Kyiv, 7-9 October 2014.
[Author of box 23.
[Author of boxes 20.1 and 20.2 is Todor Tagarev]
There are a number of regulatory and legal mechanisms to tackle corruption at both the state and international levels. Although such frameworks are not in themselves solutions to corruption, they are nonetheless a pre-requisite to fighting it.
In the process of adaptation to the post-Cold War security environment, the countries on the two sides of the then dividing line reduced their armed forces significantly.
It is not only NATO as an alliance but also individual member countries and partners that support integrity building initiatives.
Corruption in Defence
Corruption hinders the development and undermines the security of modern societies and decreases trust in public institutions. Defence is not immune to the scourge of corruption.
Defence budgeting is the process of allocating financial resources to defence activities. It is a comprehensive process encompassing budget planning, execution, reporting and auditing.
[Author of box 2.4 is Maciej Wnuk, Poland. Elisabeth Wrigth, US is the author of box 7.6]
Defence procurement is an integral part of two fairly distinct processes: