Scott Deely

Scott Deely is a Project Officer for the DCAF Operations III Africa programme. His main tasks will be to provide research and development support for Sub-Saharan Africa related programme’s within the Division.
Prior to joining DCAF, Scott was a consultant for the Swiss Development in Cooperation in Mozambique, in charge of evaluating and increasing the programmatic effectiveness of local NGOs working to monitor government performances. He has also worked as the administrator for the PeaceNexus Foundation, a Swiss based organisation promoting integrated solutions to peacebuilding challenges with emphasis on the interfaces between development, democracy and security. Prior to that, he has worked as a project officer for International Bridges to Justice focusing on the organization's Cambodian criminal justice reform project.
Scott received his Masters Degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Relations and Development Studies in Geneva where he specialized on development economics and human rights.
Scott speaks French, English, Portuguese and Spanish

Policy and Research Papers

Auto-évaluation des capacités parlementaires et des besoins législatifs au Burkina Faso

This report (in French) is a self-evaluation workshop report on parliamentary oversight of the security sector with the National Assembly of Burkina Faso. In June 2013, DCAF and the African Security Sector Network (ASSN) organised a three-day workshop where parliamentarians and staffers from the Burkinabe National Assembly assessed their capacities and the legislative need in view of strengthening parliamentary oversight of the security sector. The parliamentarians who participated in the workshop were members of the committee specifically responsible for matters relating to security.


The workshop report highlights self-identified opportunities and challenges in the fulfillment of the committee’s mandate on oversight of the security sector by the Assembly. Challenges include the reluctance of the institution to assume such a role, the taboo surrounding security questions and the lack of technical knowledge of the parliamentarians. The report also summarises concrete recommendations made by the participants to overcome these challenges and reinforce the oversight role of the National Assembly.