NSGP First and Second Quarter Progress Report 2014
The NSGP project was scheduled to come to an end at the end of December 2013. However, the project was extended till 30 June 2014 to enable completion of SIGOB and some other project activities as well as finalization of formulation of the next phase project document.
The reporting period was characterized with political uncertainties due the 5th April Presidential election and the run off in July. Additionally, considering the political context, most of the key staff of the project resigned from their positions and were not replaced. In light of these changes, the main activity implemented during this extension period, was installation of the SIGOB (Transdoc.) Module system in OAA and formulation of the new phase project. Therefore, this is a combined six months report for NSGP which documents the main progress on these two activities.
The SIGOB Transdoc. system as approved by OAA last year is being installed in OAA to enable the institution to carry out its duties with greater efficiency and effectiveness. Pursuant to training of the two OAA officials in Paraguay last year, the SIGOB experts visited Kabul to continue implementation of the SIGOB system and provide relevant training and coaching to OAA IT department as well as other concerned units. Although security ban on missions and consultants during the election period disrupted the original plan, overall the project succeeded to achieve its milestones and is on track and will be completed by December 2014.
Another important activity during this period was formulation of the next phase project document. Significant progress was achieved in finalization of the new project document and the Prodoc. was officially signed by UNDP, OAA and CoS. The new project titled “Strengthening National Policy Planning and Management Capacity” (SNPPMC) is a two and half year project with very clear focus on creating and strengthening substantive policy capacity within the centre of the government offices to make the process and procedures for policy planning and implementation more effective and streamlined.