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Afghanistan

Reform and Strengthen Education Data (AF0021)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Afghanistan Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active

Institutions

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

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Education, Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) and other representatives of civil society

Policy Areas

Access to Information, E-Government, Education, Open Data, 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 in 2016 kicked off an activity so as all kind of information related to ministry’s structure, salaries and education could have integrated into a single data server. This system was aimed at administering the aforementioned activities of ministry and strengthening transparency and accountability. Now an agreed collaborative mechanism formed between ministry of education, Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission and National Directorate of Statistics to develop this system. Still, work on the system is in progress separately. (Details are in the following parts). EMIS is currently active and linked ministry of education in Kabul to the provinces. This system covers information related to 18000 schools across the country however this system is not connected to other databases in the ministry (HRMIS & AMLAK) to produce a correct report. For instance, school buildings, classes and other school facilities are recorded into AMLAK database, since these separate databases (systems) are being used and they are not interconnected with each other so that the reports being generated are not accurate and there are high chances of redundancy. Another problem with current EMIS is that, statistics of all students across the county being collected annually, however, it cannot generate a comparative report to determine the ratio between rise or decline in number of teachers in proportion to students and number of schools and vice-versa. Current data and information of EMIS is restricted to ministry of education and public do not have access to information.

What is the commitment?
This commitment aims to reform and strengthen the EMIS and firstly integrate to the HRMIS which is developed by Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission. Secondly, the performance of EMIS is expected to change and generate analytical and comparative reports which shall be publicized by the ministry of education.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem?
With the reform of and integration of EMIS with HRMIS duplications will be avoided and ministry of education will avail a single and accurate reporting. EMIS will be linked to other managerial and educational systems so that all reporting indicators shall be generated from a single source. This system prevents duplication in the records of teachers, staff and lower management staff and accurate data can be generated from HRMIS automatically.
In conclusion, accurate reports of teachers in proportion to students, staff in proportion to students and schools can be generated and publicized. Upon completion of this commitment analytical and comparative reports can be generated and they will help the ministry leadership in their future decision makings.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
This commitment is related to all values of OGP through development of standard electronic system harness of latest technology will be ascertained. After the development of this system public and CSOs can refer to EMIS portal and access the accurate information or data pertinent to number of teachers and students as a result public participation, accountability and transparency would be promoted


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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