LOTFA First Quarter Progress Report 2014
During the reporting period LOTFA engaged in institutional dialogue with the leadership and senior management at the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoIA) and MoIA partners in order to jointly identify areas of collaboration to be included in 2014 Annual Work Plan (AWP).
During the reporting period LOTFA ensured continuity of the salary payment services for both ANP and Central Prison Department (CPD) uniformed guards: the Electronic Payroll System (EPS) provided salary payment to 145,939 ANP and 5,600 CPD guards. Through the Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) 119,120 ANP and 5,532 prison guards were able to receive their salaries to their individual bank accounts, thus ensuring transparency and accountability of the payment process.
Pillars 2 and 3 coordinated multiple working sessions with relevant departments and directorates under the leadership of Deputy Ministry (DM) for Support; Strategy, Policy and Planning; and Administration. This process ensured the AWP would reflect interventions which are feasible and conducive to meaningfully support the MoIA in 2014 during the critical year of transition for the Ministry as part of the Decade of Transformation process.
Overall, during the first quarter of the year the LOTFA Project focused on the design and approval of the AWP in order to ensure 2014 planning can reflect critical elements of MoIA reform at the operational and strategic level. LOTFA has outreached multiple partners and ensured the AWP balances-out MoIA institutional needs with donors’ expectations as related to sustainment of the Afghan National Police (ANP) and ministerial reform.
Pillar 2 and Pillar 3 initiated strategic coordination and consultation with the MoIA and its partners which mark the way forward of LOTFA as for ministerial reform and Community Policing including but not limited to: preliminary analysis of the Inspector General Office (IGO) needs, and development of a Professional Policing Model (PPM) as related to community policing.
LOTFA became technical partner of the MoIA-led commission for the Gender Strategy Implementation Plan whose design and roll-out will enable the MoIA to operationalize the strategic goals of the new MoIA Gender Strategy.