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Military expenditure transparency in sub-Saharan Africa

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Publisher: SIPRI
November, 2018

This report updates and expands on previous SIPRI studies on transparency in military expenditure. By assessing information published at the national and international level, the report provides academics, policymakers and civil society with an overview of the current state of information transparency in sub-Saharan Africa. A key outcome of this report is to help generate a broader debate on topics of openness and accountability in military spending. Critical areas of future research include off-budget military expenditure and understanding the drivers behind the changing levels of national reporting.

Contents

1. Introduction

2. Trends in military expenditure in sub-Saharan Africa, 1966–2017

3. Transparency in military expenditure at the international level

4. Transparency in military expenditure at the national level

5. State case studies

6. Conclusions

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

Youngju Yun was an Intern in the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.
Dr Nan Tian is a Researcher with the SIPRI Arms Transfers and Military Expenditure Programme.
Pieter D. Wezeman is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms Transfers and Military Expenditure Programme.