Security Sector Reform Monitor: Burundi

"The first issue of the Security Sector Reform Monitor: Burundi addressed ongoing reforms within the police and the judiciary, two crucial sectors in the Burundian security sector that figure prominently in both the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement of August 2000 and the 2005 post-transition constitution. Today, reforms undertaken in both institutions—as well as other organizations involved in the wider SSR field—face various constraints at different levels, including growing corruption. A challenging problem in many post-conflict societies, corruption in the security sector can result in poor service delivery and increased costs to cash-strapped governments, not to mention the profound and potentially lasting negative impact on public confidence in security sector institutions."