Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)

The “Self Assessment Questionnaire” helps the nations to examine existing tools and procedures aimed at reducing the risk of corruption, as well as to identify the gaps and the areas of improvement.

Completing the SAQ is the first step in the process. Countries that decide to take part to BI can, on a voluntary basis, fill it in. It is a diagnostic tool that, when completed, provides nations with a snap shot of existing procedures and practices. It addresses current business practice in the defence and security sector.
This includes:
  • Democratic control and engagement
  • National anti-corruption laws and policy
  • Anti-corruption policy in the defence and security sector
  • Personnel: code of conduct, policy, training and discipline
  • Planning and budgeting
  • Operations
  • Procurement
  • Engagement with defence companies and suppliers
While primarily intended for Ministers of Defence, some nations have used the SAQ for other ministries in the defence and security sector.

BI Self-Assessment Questionnaire and Peer Review Process