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Afghanistan

Portal for Processing Legislative Documents (AF0018)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Afghanistan Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Justice and National Directorate of Statistics & Information

Support Institution(s): Parliament Administrative office of the president State Ministry in Parliamentary Affairs and Legislative committee of cabinet Related civil society organizations

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Legislative, Legislature

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: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
Approval of laws in relevant offices, processing of legislative documents and legislature timeline is defined in the article no. 97 of constitution. Parliament cannot delay the proposed layout more than a month and Senate must take a decision within fifteen days. However, current situation is different and law on processing of legislative documents is not being implemented. There isn’t a platform for public to track the progress on legislation making. Electronic system can track the status of legislative documents. status, location (office where it is being processed) of every document can be tracked.

What is the commitment?
Law on processing of legislative documents has clearly defined the process of legislative documents, however, it’s not being implemented in relevant offices and processing of legislative documents takes months and years.
It is expected that the development of online portal to follow up the legislative documents shall ascertain public participation and make offices implement the law on processing of legislative documents to promote transparency and accountability.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem?
Developing the electronic system and using technology will pave the ground for public participation in pursuit of processing of legislative documents. CSOs and private sector can share their inputs and views online pertinent to laws which are being processed. Electronic system can track the status of legislative documents, status, location (office where it is being processed) of every document can be tracked. Based on law a required time would be intercalated into the system for every office, in case of delays reasons would interpolate. System measures delays and automatically displays from the date of registration. CSOs and public can identify the delinquent authorities and advocate in the event of any delays. Herewith, authorities are obliged to implement the law and enhance accountability and transparency. Eventually, law on processing of legislative documents would be implemented. System will have to provide tracking details of legislative document processing on real time basis for CSOs and public.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
This commitment is related to all values of OGP. Developing online platform comes off the latest technology practice. Public and CSOs can refer to platform and participate in the processing of legislative documents. Through public participation and registration of legislative documents in the relevant offices transparency and accountability would be promoted

Additional information
Law on processing of legislative documents
Constitution of Afghanistan


Commitments

  1. Revise Law on Recruitment and Authority of Attorneys General

    AF0014, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  2. Revise Law on Local Government

    AF0015, 2019, Legislation & Regulation

  3. Establish Anti-Corruption Commitment

    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, Anti-Corruption

  17. Women's Empowerment Plan

    AF0030, 2019, Gender

  18. Establishment of Women Grand Council

    AF0031, 2019, Gender

  19. Mechanism of Public Partnership in Inspection Process

    AF0001, 2017, Capacity Building

  20. Law on Processing, Publishing and Enforcing Legislative Documents

    AF0002, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  21. Courts to Address Violence Against Women

    AF0003, 2017, Access to Justice

  22. Public-Police Partnership Councils

    AF0004, 2017, Capacity Building

  23. Registering Assets of Government Officials

    AF0005, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  24. Scheme for Establishing Health Service Accreditation Entity

    AF0006, 2017, Capacity Building

  25. Urban Improvement National Policy

    AF0007, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  26. Protection Policy for Women Under Conflict and Emergency Situations

    AF0008, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  27. Civil Society Monitoring Plan for Education and Higher Education

    AF0009, 2017, Education

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

    AF0010, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  29. Strengthen the Information Mechanism in 60 Governmental Agencies

    AF0011, 2017, Access to Information

  30. Implementing Open Contracting

    AF0012, 2017, Access to Information

  31. Public Participation in Road Network Projects

    AF0013, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

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