Geopolicity led a Public Expenditure Review (PER) of the security sector as part of a wider SSR program in Sierra Leone, set within the national MTFF/MTEF framework. This exercise focused on assessing the extent to which the overall sector is moving towards fiscal sustainability - including the strengthening of customs and government revenue - allocative and operational efficiency and the delivery of service delivery benchmarks as detailed within the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) and in view of strengthening accountability and transparency. This review built on the PER exercise undertaken by the World Bank in 2004, but took a comprehensive sector-wide approach that included defense, police and justice institutions, as well as other budget entities related to oversight and intelligence services.
Full review of all prior (5 year) and projected (3 years) expenditures (wage and non wage recurrent, capital and O&M) of all security sector entities, across the security transition, to include a review of sector staffing structures and proposed corrective measures.
Full Sector Public Expenditure Review for the Ministry of Finance / Office of the President and UK Government.
“Geopolicity consultants delivered a powerful public expenditure review of the security sector in Sierra Leone. The review provided invaluable insights as to how financing and expenditure management impacted the long-term security and development balance. The review was instrumental in triggering various urgent reforms"
Mark White, Head of the Security & Justice Group, Stabilization Unit, UK Government.