The Mauritanian army has historically enjoyed a prominent role in the country’s politics. Mauritania’s military expenditure amounts to 2.8 per cent of GDP and is among the highest in the region. Although its security apparatus is relatively efficient, compliance with principles of democratic governance represents a major challenge. Public spending on security and defence is subject to frequent mismanagement and claims to defence secrecy.
In recent years, the Mauritanian government has embarked on a strategy to tackle the lack of transparency and accountability.
DCAF works alongside national oversight actors and institutions in Mauritania to improve the management of financial resources in the security sector.
The focus of the programme is as follows:
Apolline Gagliardi, SSG/R Advisor, Programme Manager (email@example.com)
Lucas Koppen, Project Officer, (firstname.lastname@example.org )