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Afghanistan

Plan for the Establishment of a Joint Committee Overseeing the Implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy (AF0010)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Afghanistan Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOOAC)

Support Institution(s): Ministries and state agencies, Civil Society Organizations

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption Institutions, 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?: During the last decade, Afghanistan has continued to gain the title of the most administratively corrupt country, ranked between 1st and 8th position, amongst all countries in the World Corruption Perception Index produced annually by Transparency International. Corruption is as problematic as insecurity, terrorism and drug trafficking acting to preventing the strengthening of good governance in Afghanistan.
The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has taken initiatives for the purpose of effectively combating corruption and fulfilling its commitments through accession to the United Nations Convention against Corruption as well as enforcement of the Law on Overseeing the Implementation of Anti-Corruption Strategy.; What is the commitment?: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has recently prepared and approved the new Anti-Corruption Strategy. In order to effectively oversee the implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy in Afghanistan, it was decided in the Open Government Partnership meetings that a joint committee comprised of the public sector and CSOs should be established.
The committee is supposed to oversee the implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy and provide necessary recommendations for the High Council on Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption. The committee will also track the progress of the implementation of the recommendations given to the High Council and develop a knowledge product for future enrichment of anti-corruption strategies in the country. The tracking of the progress by the committee, will in part, be based on the reports submitted by the implementing agencies on their actions and achievements on the implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy.; How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?: The commitment provides the opportunity for HOOAC and CSOs to oversee the implementation of the strategy on a continuous basis which will compel governmental agencies to fulfill their responsibilities in combating corruption.
First, for the implementation of the commitment, HOOAC will prepare the draft plan on the establishment of a joint committee comprised of state agencies and civil society organizations which will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the anti-corruption strategy. The joint committee will develop an action plan for the oversight of the implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy.
The joint committee will enable CSOs to directly engage in the process of overseeing the implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy, provision of recommendations and production of knowledge product for further enrichment of anti-corruption efforts.
It is expected that the functions of the committee will facilitate the proper implementation of the strategy and ultimately improve service delivery and Afghanistan’s standing in the World Corruption Perception Index.; Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?: This commitment has relevancy with the OGP values because it will ensure participation of CSOs in the oversight process of the Anti-Corruption Strategy. As the joint committee produces a knowledge product and makes it available to the public, this commitment relates to transparency. In terms of its relevance to accountability, the joint committee provides oversight, tracks the progress and provides recommendations to the implementing agencies.; Additional information: The implementation of this commitment is funded by the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption. This commitment is relevant to the Anti-Corruption Strategy (2017-2020).


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