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Afghanistan

Participation in Local Budgeting (AF0022)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Afghanistan Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and Kabul Municipality

Support Institution(s): Relevant civil society organizations

Policy Areas

Fiscal Openness, Public Participation, Public Participation in Budget/Fiscal Policy, Subnational

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?
Budgeting processes in Afghan municipalities are top-down, so the views of citizens rarely considered in selecting development projects. Usually the municipality budget reflects the views of government officials who prepare the budget document in the municipalities. Insignificant public participation in the municipal budgeting process has made people almost inconscient about municipal revenues and expenditures. People are not aware that how much revenue do the municipalities collect from people and where do they spend the money. This, on one hand, causes corruption and, on the other hand, leads to problems such as lack of budget implementation, lack of budget effectiveness, lack of accountability and citizens' dissatisfaction.

What is the commitment?
Commitment involves public in the municipalities budget preparation and implementation processes in accordance with a specific mechanism. According to this commitment, municipalities will regularly collect public ideas to prepare a participatory budget so that projects will be executed which are in the priority list of people.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem?
At first, public involvement can mobilize resources in a direction to resolve severe problems in cities. On the other hand, resources will be used up under public scrutiny to ensure effectiveness and transparency in the utilization of resources. Public participation in budgeting process will encourage citizens to monitor the implementation of development projects and to force municipalities to be accountable to citizens in their tasks and expenditures

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
This commitment ensures public participation in the budgeting process, and also increases accountability and transparency to citizens.

Additional information
This commitment is related to the Municipal Accountability Guidelines, Municipal Budgeting Procedures, and Municipal Laws.


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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