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Afghanistan

Participation in National Budget (AF0028)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Afghanistan Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Finance

Support Institution(s): Relevant civil society organizations

Policy Areas

Participation in Budget Processes, Public Participation

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?
Afghanistan scored 15 out of 100 marks in the Open Budget Survey of 2017. This shows that the budgeting processes in Afghanistan are usually from top to down, views of citizens rarely considered in selecting development projects which shall be included in budget. Despite the fact that, MoF convened consultative meetings with public on budget preparation process for the year 2018. In 2019, MOF organized consultative meetings in eight provinces for the year 2020 budget still the public participation has not been substantial and broad. Squat public participation in budget preparation caused lack of public scrutiny in the implementation of development projects. Since public opinions neglected in the budgeting process therefore public accountability in terms of services is overlooked.

What is the commitment?
This commitment involves public in budget preparation and implementation through a specific mechanism. According to this commitment ministry of finance shall gather public opinions while preparing budget and scrutinize public proposed projects in accordance with government policy and national priorities and present them to budget hearing sessions.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem?
People involvement can firstly mobilize resources which will resolve severe public problems. On the other hand, public will scrutinize resources utilization which will ensure effectiveness and transparency in consumption of resources. Civic participation in budgeting process will encourage citizens to monitor the implementation of development projects and make government be accountable to citizens for their activities and expenditures.

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

Additional information
This commitment is related to policy on budgeting and combatting corruption of MoF.


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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