LOTFA Third Quarter Progress Report 2015
In April 2015, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIROA), UNDP and the donors supporting the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA) received H.E. President Ghani’s approval to proceed with the restructuring of LOTFA and the development of a new programme document that included the design of a LOTFA Transition Plan to succeed the LOTFA Akheri beginning 1 July 2015. The LOTFA transition would ensure the full handover of the payroll functions to the GIROA and to develop national capacity for its effective, efficient and accountable management. They agreed on a three-phased, conditions-based transition period from July 2015 to December 2016, with clear targets and deliverables for each phase.
To allow for more targeted and streamlined support, two complimentary projects were formed, namely, the Support to Payroll Management (SPM) project which focuses on supporting MOIA payroll management and transition by December 2016, and the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MOIA) and Police Development (MPD) project, which focuses on developing national capacity for self-sustained reform and improvement of the MOIA as an institution, as well as police professionalization.
During the reporting period (1 July - 30 September) the SPM and MPD projects made progress in implementing activities under Phase I of the 18-month work plan, which are summarized here below.