The Sahel—comprised of Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal—faces complex security challenges that are both confined to and transcend nation-state boundaries. Some of the greatest concerns of citizens from the Sahel relate to the lack of accountable and transparent processes in the security sector, insufficient provision of basic security needs, and limited access to justice.
By focusing on traffic corruption and mismanagement of road safety, two key drivers of citizen distrust of government, this program will support the ability of law enforcement in Senegal and Burkina Faso to improve public perceptions of law enforcement integrity and effectiveness. The team will produce a detailed assessment of existing law enforcement roles, initiatives, performance, and political economic environment in both countries with input from local steering committees in order to design a program with maximum impact. This project will be implemented with Partners West Africa – Senegal, FOSEC, and New-Rule LLC.
Funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement