This activity is deemed ODA-eligible. Financing for routine civil policing functions (i.e. pursuant to preventing and addressing criminal activities and the promotion of public safety) and the provision of related non-lethal equipment, or training, is reportable as ODA. Training in the governance and management of police equipment is eligible including the safety, security and storage of equipment intended to convey a threat of, or deliver, lethal force (paragraph 100).
In regards to the additional safeguards, any of the following activities involving the police should be explicitly excluded from ODA (paragraph 101):
- Training in counter-subversion methods, suppression of political dissidence, or intelligence gathering on political activities.
- The supply of the donor’s police services to control civil disobedience.