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Afghanistan

CSO Monitoring of Education (AF0019)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Afghanistan Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Education

Support Institution(s): Ministry of education and civil society organizations

Policy Areas

E-Government, Education, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery

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?
Ministry of Education is the most prominent public ministry in every country. What makes this ministry distinct from other ministries is presence of people in decision makings and proceedings of other activities. What happened in Afghanistan, diminutive public participation in decision makings and vague monitoring from activities in the ministry of education. In some cases ministry of education makes sole decision and less attention is paid to public views. Lack of active parents’ councils in some schools can be counted as one of the boldest samples of gap between people and ministry of education. There are some parents’ councils at some schools but lack of coordination, misunderstanding between members of councils about their roles and responsibilities caused that these councils have not played responsible part in the monitoring of tasks and decision-making of executives.
In addition, there is no clear framework in ministry education to increase public engagement in scrutiny and decision making at schools. This gap caused problems like: low quality education services; high rate of teachers and students absenteeism; lack of educational infrastructures maintenance and lack of transparency and accountability of school officials to public.

What is the commitment?
This commitment is seeking to develop a mechanism to strengthen role of people in shaping and monitoring education sector through parents’ and schools administrative councils. The objective of this mechanism is to create the parents’ councils and strengthen the role of the administrative councils of schools. This ultimately results into high quality education services, betterment in educational conditions, transparency and accountability in the ministry of education.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem?
By developing these councils at schools, civil society, reputed people and the parents of children will directly be involved in operations of school affairs. Involvement of aforementioned stratums strengthens sense of ownership in decision among public so that they will put efforts to monitor the school affairs and recommend/bring reforms and improvements.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
This commitment not only elevates public and CSOs scrutiny and decision making pertinent to fate of their children which is related to public participation. But also, public scrutiny makes government staff to be accountable and transparent.

Additional information
This commitment is related to cooperation mechanism between CSOs and MoI


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 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, 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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