Facilitating PSSM Assistance in the Sahel and Beyond: Introducing the PSSM Priorities Matrix (Issue Brief 18)

By
Sarah Parker
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Legislative, material, technical, and financial. These are the words that states most commonly use to describe the types of assistance they would like to receive with respect to stockpile management. Indeed, in the national reports states submit under the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms (PoA), these terms often represent the full extent of the descriptions of the assistance they are seeking (UNGA, 2001). It is little wonder that potential donors are less than satisfied with— or responsive to—such requests. Concurrently, however, prospective and current recipient states are frustrated with the lack of donor coordination and communication on physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) assistance. These challenges are encountered globally.

Facilitating PSSM Assistance in the Sahel and Beyond: Introducing the PSSM Priorities Matrix narrows the focus to the Sahel and to PSSM assistance efforts, drawing on research conducted in three countries in the region—Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger—between January and October 2016.

Keywords: PSSM stockpile management physical security