In the Context of the ZPSP
Transparency dispels suspicion, fosters ownership and enables empowerment. ZPSP is clear about its vision, strategies and objectives and works to leave no room for ambiguity. Clarity of purpose and processes applies both to its stakeholders nationally, and to donors and external partners. Transparency is also a function of ZPSP encouraging stakeholders to own parts of the programme.
Definition - Transparency
Free and open access to information which enables civil society to perform its regulatory function, as stakeholders have wide accessibility to the decision-making process and the ability to influence it. Transparency is a fundamental aspect of democratic governance and it applies to the security sector no less than to other public sectors. Transparency is one fundamental ingredient in accountable governance.
- Managing the Military Budgeting Process: Integrating the Defense Sector into Government-Wide Processes, SIPRI 2003
- Voice and accountability in the security sector, BICC, 2002
- Corruption as a threat to stability and peace, Transparency International, 2014