Democratic Governance

Democratic governance is central to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the elimination of poverty. Achievement of the MDGs in Afghanistan is heavily dependent on strong, and effective public institutions, at the central and sub-national levels, which are responsive to the needs of ordinary citizens. Following the Bonn Agreement, much of the emphasis was on establishing essential state institutions. The challenge is to ensure that these institutions can effectively deliver on development. The elected government faces many challenges: weak institutions, low capacity, corruption, insecurity, and a disconnect between national government down to local communities. MORE

Our Goals

UNDP focuses on strengthening the capacities of civil servants in priority government institutions in the areas of management, leadership and communications. This includes support to the Centre of Government, enhancement of the aid management capacities and support to information management. more

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Securing Elections

In the rugged terrain of Afghanistan, ballots are sometimes carried by animals to election centers. more

Our Stories

  • UNDP Afghanistan : SAYRA SHAKIB SADAT, KUHWAJA DO KOH'S DISTRICT GOVERNOR, ANALYSES THE RULES OF PROCEDURE THAT OUTLINE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF DISTRICT AND DEPUTY GOVERNORS.

    Government Turns to Merit-Based Recruitment

    Sayra Shakib Sadat was a young female school student from an illiterate family, living in an isolated village in northern Afghanistan, when fighting broke out among more

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  • UNDP Afghanistan / Joel van Houdt: Mohammad Malang Miskinyaar chairperson of DDA in Mahmud-i-Raqi.

    Local Democracy and Development Go Hand-in-Hand

    Mahmud-i-Raqi, Kapisa Province—Mushtari, a 42-year-old high school graduate and secretary of the District Development Assembly of Mahmudi-Raqi district, some 80 kilometres north of Kabul, is presenting more

Projects and Initiatives

 MBAW

Making Budgets and Aid Work (MBAW)

MBAW supports the Afghanistan National development Strategy (ANDS) and the National Priority Programs (NPPs) to improve alignment and harmonization of external aid through core budget formulation, planning, allocation, execution, and accountability at national and sub-national levels. more

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. more

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