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

Enhancing 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).more

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Transitional Support to Elections in Afghanistan

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ELECT II has now been replaced by the Transitional Support to Elections in Afghanistan Project Initiation Plan.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

Afghanistan Subnational Governance Programme (ASGP)

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

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