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Afghanistan

Mechanism of Public Partnership in Inspection Process (AF0001)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Afghanistan Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: High Inspection Office

Support Institution(s): Public Accounting Commission at Lower House and World Bank, Civil society organizations and media

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Media & Telecommunications, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

What is the public problem that the commitment will address?: Lack of public participation in the inspection processes has lowered transparency, accountability and public access to information, and undermined public oversight over performance of governmental entities. This situation may pave the ground for corruption, challenging delivery of public services. In absence of public oversight over inspection processes, there are chances that facts are concealed based on conspiracy and compromise between inspectors and authorities under inspection. This eventually increases corruption and undermines public service delivery.; What is the commitment?: High Inspection Office has previously developed a mechanism for public partnership in the inspection process without the involvement of media and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). However, as demanded by CSOs in the consultative meetings of Open Governance Partnership-Afghanistan, the office committed to revising, finalizing and implementing the mentioned mechanism in partnership with CSOs. This mechanism has not been implemented as civil society organizations and media were not involved in its formulation. Revision of the mechanism with the participation of civil society organizations and media will enrich the mechanism and facilitates its implementation. It is expected that implementation of this mechanism ensure public oversight over inspection process, enhancing transparency and accountability in public service delivery to minimize chances of corruption.; How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?: Revision and implementation of this mechanism would enable CSOs and media to participate in the process. Once the commitment is implemented, the mentioned organizations will become part of the process through having oversight over government performance. Additionally, with the implementation of this commitment, training courses will be held for a number of representatives from CSOs and media on their part in the joint inspection process. These courses will enhance their capacities to actively participate in the joint inspection processes during and after the implementation of the mechanism in question. Implementation of this commitment is expected to prevent inspectors and authorities under inspection from any compromise over concealing facts in major cases. This will eventually enhance transparency and accountability in public service through restricting chances of corruption.; Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?: This commitment has relevancy with different values of Open Government Partnership. First, once put into practice, the mentioned mechanism will ensure public participation in inspection processes. Second, engagement of CSOs and media in the inspection processes will result in enhanced transparency and accountability in government’s activities.; Additional information: The necessary fund for implementing this commitment is provided through a World Bank-supported project in Afghanistan, i.e. Fiscal Support Performance (FSP), for a period of four years. This commitment is consistent with Afghanistan Peace and Development Framework and IP-ARTF as one of the benchmarks of World Bank


Afghanistan's Commitments

  1. Mechanism of Public Partnership in Inspection Process

    AF0001, 2017, Capacity Building

  2. Law on Processing, Publishing and Enforcing Legislative Documents

    AF0002, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  3. Courts to address Violence against Women

    AF0003, 2017, Gender

  4. Public-Police Partnership Councils

    AF0004, 2017, Capacity Building

  5. Registering Assets of Government Officials

    AF0005, 2017, Asset Disclosure

  6. Scheme for Establishing Health Service Accreditation Entity

    AF0006, 2017, Capacity Building

  7. Urban Improvement National Policy

    AF0007, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  8. Protection Policy for Women under Conflict and Emergency Situations

    AF0008, 2017, Gender

  9. Civil Society Monitoring Plan for Education and Higher Education

    AF0009, 2017, Education

  10. Plan for the Establishment of a Joint Committee Overseeing the Implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy

    AF0010, 2017, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  11. Strengthen the Information Mechanism in 60 governmental agencies

    AF0011, 2017, Capacity Building

  12. Implementing open contracting

    AF0012, 2017, E-Government

  13. Public participation in Road Network Projects

    AF0013, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport