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Draft Beneficial Ownership Legislation (AF0017)



Action Plan: Afghanistan Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Ministry of Industry and Commerce

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Industry and Commerce, civil society organizations

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption, Beneficial Ownership, Legislation & Regulation, Private Sector, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Afghanistan Design Report 2019-2021

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
Legislative document on beneficial ownership has not been processed yet, which particularly refers to identification of beneficial owners and prevention of economic crimes. Lack of transparent and standard registration mechanism for beneficial owners caused significant rise in the economic crimes and paved the ground for corruption, attainment unlawful interests and incomes. Therefore, inexistence of legal base caused some officials in procurement and financial affairs exploit the given authorities in their workplaces and ascertain lack of transparency in contracting.

What is the commitment?
Draft and process beneficial ownership framework in participation with CSOs, experts and relevant authorities.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem?
Implementation of this commitment creates a legal baseline for beneficial ownership and prevents exploitations of government officials in contracts. (prevents economic crimes). Misuse of authority in financial and procurement affairs causes surge of economic crimes and increases gap between government and public. Processing of legislative document (framework) on beneficial ownership not only resolves the aforementioned challenges but also prevents loss of public resources. In the meanwhile, a specific procurement and financial affairs mechanism will be developed to differentiate personal and official affairs of government officials.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
Implementation of beneficial ownership framework paves the way for civic participation in procurement and financial affairs contracting so that transparency and accountability would be raised.

Additional information
The followings are relevant to this commitment:
 National Strategy on Combat against Administrative Corruption
National Plan for Reforms in Justice and Judicial Sector
 Law on Declaration and Registration of Assets of State Officials and Employees
 Law on Money Laundering and Crime Proceeds
 Recommendations by the Financial Action Task Forces (FATF)


  1. Revise Law on Recruitment and Authority of Attorneys General

    AF0014, 2019, Access to Justice

  2. Revise Law on Local Government

    AF0015, 2019, Legislation & Regulation

  3. Establish Anti-Corruption Commission

    AF0016, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  4. Draft Beneficial Ownership Legislation

    AF0017, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  5. Portal for Processing Legislative Documents

    AF0018, 2019, Capacity Building

  6. CSO Monitoring of Education

    AF0019, 2019, E-Government

  7. Develop Electronic Complaint System for Local Government

    AF0020, 2019, Capacity Building

  8. Reform and Strengthen Education Data

    AF0021, 2019, Access to Information

  9. Participation in Local Budgeting

    AF0022, 2019, Fiscal Openness

  10. Electronic Revenue Collection System

    AF0023, 2019, Capacity Building

  11. Co-Create University Curriculum

    AF0024, 2019, Education

  12. Reform Promotion System for Police Officers

    AF0025, 2019, E-Government

  13. Monitoring Framework for Medicine Wholesalers

    AF0026, 2019, E-Government

  14. Monitoring of Private and Public Health Centers

    AF0027, 2019, E-Government

  15. Participation in National Budget

    AF0028, 2019, Fiscal Openness

  16. Open Justice for Anti-Corruption

    AF0029, 2019, Access to Justice

  17. Women's Empowerment Plan

    AF0030, 2019, Gender

  18. Establishment of Women Grand Council

    AF0031, 2019, Gender

  19. Law on Processing, Publishing and Enforcing Legislative Documents

    AF0002, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  20. Courts to Address Violence Against Women

    AF0003, 2017, Access to Justice

  21. Public-Police Partnership Councils

    AF0004, 2017, Capacity Building

  22. Registering Assets of Government Officials

    AF0005, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  23. Scheme for Establishing Health Service Accreditation Entity

    AF0006, 2017, Capacity Building

  24. Urban Improvement National Policy

    AF0007, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  25. Protection Policy for Women Under Conflict and Emergency Situations

    AF0008, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  26. Civil Society Monitoring Plan for Education and Higher Education

    AF0009, 2017, Education

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

    AF0010, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  28. Strengthen the Information Mechanism in 60 Governmental Agencies

    AF0011, 2017, Access to Information

  29. Implementing Open Contracting

    AF0012, 2017, Access to Information

  30. Public Participation in Road Network Projects

    AF0013, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  31. Mechanism of Public Partnership in Inspection Process

    AF0001, 2017, Anti-Corruption

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