Democratic Governance

Democratic Governance
Afghanistan’s first female District Governor, Sayra Shakib Sadat, works in Faizabad district, located in the north eastern part of the country. Photo: UNDP Afghanistan
  • Making Budgets and Aid Work (MBAW)Making Budgets and Aid Work (MBAW)UNDP’s Making Budgets and Aid Work (MBAW) project provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Finance to develop institutional capacity for improved budget planning and management, policy and strategy development, including aid coordination, for better service delivery. The project strengthens the link between the Afghanistan National Development Strategy, the National Priority Programmes and the national budget.

  • Afghanistan Subnational Governance Programme (ASGP)Afghanistan Subnational Governance Programme (ASGP)ASGP is Afghanistan’s only comprehensive subnational governance programme, operating in all 34 provinces and supporting key provincial, district and municipal bodies, as well as the Government’s Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG). ASGP is fully aligned with the Government’s strategic vision of subnational governance, endorsed by the donor community, and presented in the National Priority Programme for Local Governance (NPPLG) and the Afghanistan National Development Strategy.

  • National Institution Building Project (NIBP) National Institution Building Project (NIBP)To bolster the Government of Afghanistan’s ability to effectively deliver public services to its citizens, UNDP launched the National Institution Building Project (NIBP) in 2010. Through the project, key Afghan civil servants at the national and sub-national levels improved their skills with the assistance of regional and international experts. NIBP directly supports 15 ministries and Government institutions and the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission, its main government partner.

  • Transitional Support to Elections in AfghanistanTransitional Support to Elections in AfghanistanEnhancing Legal and Electoral Capacity for Tomorrow (ELECT II) provided direct support to Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) from 2012 to mid 2015. It also supported the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC).

  • Enhancing Legal And Electoral Capacity For Tomorrow (ELECT II)Enhancing Legal And Electoral Capacity For Tomorrow (ELECT II)ELECT is the primary mechanism for international technical support to the electoral process in Afghanistan. ELECT II is the successor project to ELECT I (2006-2011). During the most recent elections in Afghanistan, the 2010 Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament) elections, while the Afghan electoral management bodies assumed responsibility for all major decisions associated with the electoral process, ELECT I performed a technical and operational supporting role. Despite considerable operational challenges and a complex political environment, the Afghan electoral management bodies sought to fulfill their Constitutional mandate to deliver a technically sound election, underscoring the need for the independence and integrity of the electoral authorities in order to maintain voter’s trust in the electoral process.

Our Work - Democratic Governance

80% of Afghans live in rural areas with limited opportunities to take part in any decisions linked to the development of their community and with no ability to elect their representatives. With UNDP support, the country is gradually moving towards a merit-based system of high-level appointments at the district, municipal and provincial levels.

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