Afghan Civil Servants to be Trained in Inclusive Personnel Development and Admin Reform

Feb 4, 2013

Kabul, Afghanistan: UNDP’s National Institution Building Project (NIBP) is holding a Capacity Development workshop to strengthen inclusive and participatory capacity development, and promote universal UNDP principles among project staff and Afghanistan’s civil servants. The workshop, which runs from 4-7 February in Kabul, will deepen understanding among the participants of concepts such as change management, policy formulation process, public administrative reform and inter-ministerial coordination.

NIBP works with its central government partner the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission to support an efficient and capable public sector workforce.

The project’s capacity development staff works in Kabul and in Herat, Balkh, Bamyan, Kandahar, Kunduz, and Nangarhar. The project supports key ministries such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock; the Ministry of Education; the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled; the Ministry of Economy; the Ministry of Commerce and Industry; the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development; and the Ministry of Justice. It also supports the Central Statistics Office; the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation; and the Deputy Ministry of Youth Affairs.

NIBP is rapidly expanding its capacity development support to Afghanistan’s civil service and has extended its support to the regional centers of Kandahar, Kunduz, and Nangarhar.

NIBP Chief Technical Advisor, Sultan Hajiyev, states, “As NIBP expands, these workshops are crucial because they promote UNDP’s core values in capacity development. It is important that NIBP strengthens its approach to capacity development among project staff and government partners as we expand to additional government ministries and in new provinces."

"This workshop helps ensure that capacity development is inclusive and participatory, in line with UNDP core values, and at the front of UNDP and Government efforts to enhance the public sector workforce,” he said.

The National Institution Building Project is supported by the Governments of Japan, India, Switzerland, Italy, Azerbaijan, and by UNDP.

Contact information

For more information, please contact:
Kumar Tiku, Communications Specialist, UNDP Afghanistan at
Or, Mitch Teberg, NIBP Reporting and M&E Specialist at

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