Governance

Considerable gains have been made since 2001, despite ongoing conflict in parts of the country. Presidential elections were held in 2004, 2009 and 2014. Government services have expanded in quality and scope and women are represented in some leadership positions at the national and subnational levels.

However, as Afghanistan continues its journey toward self reliance, more progress is needed on issues of corruption and accountability. The role of parliament and subnational institutions must be consolidated, and state services need to be extended and responsive to all citizens. MORE

Securing Elections

ELECT II has now been replaced by the Transitional Support to Elections in Afghanistan Project Initiation Plan. This represents the international community’s support to electoral institutions in Afghanistan for the period between the operational closure of ELECT II and the development and signing of the next longer-term project. View ELECT PIP

Projects

  • Local Governance Project – Afghanistan (LoGo)

    LoGo aims to make local-level planning and service delivery more accountable; enhance local government outreach, planning, budgeting and monitoring processes; increase service delivery through piloting the provincial budgeting policy; and enhance municipal revenue generation.more 

  • Institutional and Capacity Support to the Parliament of Afghanistan (ICSPA)

    The secretariats of the Upper and Lower Houses of the Parliament, together with UNDP, have recognized that significant institutional reform is necessary for the Parliament to achieve its constitutionally mandated autonomy, and that capacity building is necessary to carry out these reforms.more 

  • Transitional Support to Elections in Afghanistan

    ELECT II has now been replaced by the Transitional Support to Elections in Afghanistan Project Initiation Plan. This represents the international community’s support to electoral institutions in Afghanistan for the period between the operational closure of ELECT II and the development and signing of the next longer-term project.more 

  • [closed] Afghanistan Subnational Governance Programme (ASGP)

    The Afghanistan Subnational Governance Programme (ASGP) supports governance reforms in the country’s 34 provinces. It is the only comprehensive source of support to Provincial and District Governors Offices, Provincial Councils, municipalities and the IDLG.more 

  • [closed] 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, aid coordination, and better service delivery. The project strengthens links between the Afghanistan National Development Strategy, the National Priority Programmes and the national budget.more 

  • [closed] 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.more 

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