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Use of Security Forces: Assessing and Managing Risks and Impacts Guidance for the Private Sector in Emerging Markets (IFC, 2017)

This Handbook provides practical, project-level guidance for private sector companies operating in emerging markets to better understand and implement the security-related provisions outlined in the IFC Performance Standard 4. Specific guidance is provided throughout the document to differentiate expectations for companies with lower risks from those with more complex and challenging security-related risks and impacts. The Handbook is divided into the following five sections: (1) Risk Assessment; (2) Managing Private Security; (3) Managing the Relationship with Public Security; (4) Preparing a Security Management Plan; and (5) Assessing Allegations or Incidents Related to Security Personnel.