APRP Annual Progress Report 2014

31 Dec 2014
APRP

Summary

The Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP) works to promote peace, reconciliation and security in Afghan communities through outreach, reintegration, and community recovery. The APRP UNDP Support Project supports the Government of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC) and Joint Secretariat (JS) to implement the programme.

APRP has three funding “windows”, A, B, and C, which are funded through the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Trust Fund. Within this funding configuration, APRP UNDP Support funding is channeled through window B, but technical support is provided to support the management of all three windows.

At the national level, UNDP supported the management of the APRP Trust Fund. The day-to-day management of the Trust Fund is handled by the Financial Oversight Committee (FOC) staff, with technical support provided by UNDP to ensure transparency and accountability of donor funds. As of December 2014, eleven countries had contributed a total of over USD 157 million across the three windows of the Trust Fund. In 2014, over USD 34 million was disbursed from Window B.

UNDP continued to support the provincial-level structures that are the core of the APRP programme. With UNDP financial associates in each region, the turn-around time for liquidating advances from the regions has been significantly reduced and the cash-flow issues of previous years has been remedied.

According to the JS reports, 1,816 ex-combatants renounced arms and joined the peace programme in 2014, bringing the total number of reintegrees to 9,512. Of the total number of reintegrees, 871 are commanders or leaders. Transitional Assistance (TA) packages of cash assistance were distributed to 1,694 reintegrees in 2014, bringing the cumulative number of TA packages distributed to 9,320. By the end of 2014 the total number of weapons collected or registered by APRP from reintegrees was 7,332, with 1188 weapons collected in 2014.

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