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Afghanistan

Electronic Revenue Collection System (AF0023)

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 and Kabul Municipality

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Finance, related CSOs

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Fiscal Transparency, 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?
In 153 active municipalities across Afghanistan none has electronic revenue collection system. Revenue collection process is lengthy, time consuming and some aspects opaque. This problem is more persistent in major cities. Lack of proper method to monitor revenue collection and expenditures of municipalities caused partial loss in the revenue generation of these municipalities. Corruption in some municipalities resulted to dissatisfaction of 70% of public.

What is the commitment?
Developing electronic revenue collection system for municipalities ascertains civic participation in a productive scrutiny. With civic participation transparency and accountability would be promoted and corruption can be declined. Quality service delivery to public could be ascertained by elimination of corruption

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem?
Municipalities’ revenue collection system ensures transparency and public scrutiny off revenue collection and expenditure with in these authorities. System will be enabled to report; on the basis of revenue type, district and other relevant aspects. Application of this system will promote transparency, accountability and unfold trust of public in the municipalities. Through implementation of this commitment certain changes are expected in municipality revenues and they deliver the best services to public with the collected revenues. System will generate various reports to public and CSOs from revenue collection to monitoring and expenditure of revenues. Reports will have to be generated monthly, quarterly and annually and be generally accessible.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
This commitment is related to all OGP values. Through E-revenue collection system, harness of technology will be ascertained. After implementation of this commitment public can refer to portal and access the accurate revenue data and information. In the event that, data is not accurate or dissatisfactory public can advocate which promotes civic participation, transparency and accountability in the municipalities.

Additional information
Municipalities Law, Annexures no. 1 and 4 municipal services law, Guild bills, Commercial and residential tax regulation, Procedures to consolidate spare lands rent.


Commitments

  1. Revise Law on Recruitment and Authority of Attorneys General

    AF0014, 2019, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  2. Revise Law on Local Government

    AF0015, 2019, Legislation & Regulation

  3. Establish Anti-Corruption Commitment

    AF0016, 2019, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  4. Draft Beneficial Ownership Legislation

    AF0017, 2019, Beneficial Ownership

  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, E-Government

  9. Participation in Local Budgeting

    AF0022, 2019, Participation in Budget Processes

  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, Participation in Budget Processes

  16. Open Justice for Anti-Corruption

    AF0029, 2019, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  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, Gender

  22. Public-Police Partnership Councils

    AF0004, 2017, Capacity Building

  23. Registering Assets of Government Officials

    AF0005, 2017, Asset Disclosure

  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, Gender

  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 Institutions

  29. Strengthen the Information Mechanism in 60 Governmental Agencies

    AF0011, 2017, Capacity Building

  30. Implementing Open Contracting

    AF0012, 2017, E-Government

  31. Public Participation in Road Network Projects

    AF0013, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

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