Commercial projects can bring enormous benefits to countries and communities by spurring economic development and opportunity. However, they can also bring enormous risks to the rights, safety, and security of local populations. In particular, these risks can stem from the deployment of private security guards and public security forces such as police, gendarmerie, and military. These risks rise exponentially where the deployment is not appropriate to the level of risk, or where the security forces are not properly vetted, trained, managed, or overseen.
Good project security management requires a strong understanding of the level of risk that exists to the project and from the project. This understanding stems from robust Security Risk Assessments that consider the level of contextual risk and the likelihood and scale of physical threats to a project that could precipitate a response from private security or public security forces. Fund for Peace works with companies and investors to ensure that Security Management Plans are built upon dynamic and comprehensive Security Risk Assessments that comply with the expectations of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and IFC Performance Standard 4.
If you are a company or an investor and wish to find out more on how we can help you with Security Risk Assessments and Security Management Plans, or how we can assist you with the implementation of the Voluntary Principles and IFC PS4, or Human Rights Training Programs, please contact us using the online form below.