• Avoiding the resource curse: extractives, corruption, and conflict in Afghanistan

    Global Witness policy brief ahead of the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan.

    PDF icon 20181016 Policy Brief - Mining and Conflict in Afghanistan CLEAN.pdf
  • Education and Anti-corruption: A Case Study

    This paper examines the possibilities for incorporating anti-corruption in educational curricula in Afghanistan, based on the assumption that there is a direct link between substantive provisions on anticorruption in educational curricula and anti-corruption awareness and practice becoming norms in Afghanistan’s social consciousness and culture.

    PDF icon 2017-04-04-Education-and-Anti-corruption-A-Case-Study.pdf
  • UNAMA: Afghanistan's fight against corruption - the other battlefield

    Consistent with its mandate under UN Security Council Resolution 2344, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) prepared this report to support the Government in its efforts to fight corruption by promoting broader public awareness of areas where progress has been made and areas where additional donor support is required to meet shared objectives.

    PDF icon afghanistans_fight_against_corruption_-_the_other_battlefield_-_april_2017-english.pdf
  • Transparency International: Collective Commitment to Enhance Accountability and Transparency in Emergencies: Afghanistan Report

    This report presents findings from the Afghanistan case study for the Collective Resolution to Enhance Accountability and Transparency in Emergencies (CREATE) initiative, led by Transparency International. The goal of the study was to produce an evidence base concerning corruption risks and prevention and mitigation measures in relation to the implementation of humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan. 

    PDF icon 2017_CREATE_Afghanistan_EN.pdf
  • Integrity Watch Afghanistan: CSO Recommendations for Brussels Conference, September 2016

    Integrity Watch Afghanistan and other governance-focused civil society organisations have prepared recommendations ahead of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan on 5th October. Based on consultations & meetings with H.E. President Ghani and his ministers, donors, civil society and leading organizations to assess the National Integrity System of Afghanistan, these recommendations are aimed at informing the  Afghan and International community about their commitments on how to move the governance agenda forward in the new Afghan National Peace and Development Framework (ANPDF).

    PDF icon Integrity Watch Afgh CSO Policy Recommendations Sept 2016.pdf
  • Global Witness: The Brussels Conference & Extractives in Afghanistan, August 2016

    Ahead of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan on 5th October 2016, Global Witness have prepared this policy brief for the Afghan government and its international partners, regarding the need for governance strengthening and reform around the potentially lucrative extractives industry. 

    PDF icon GW Policy Brief - Brussels and the extractive industries in Afghanistan UPDATED August 25 2016.pdf
  • MOPH: Vulnerability to Corruption in the Afghan Ministry of Public Health, June 2016

    This Special Report was undertaken by the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) at the request of the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Ferozudin Feroz. The report assesses the extent of corruption risks in the Afghan health system; identifies where these vulnerabilities exist; and draws important lessons and makes recommendations on how to counter corruption risks. Dealing with corruption in the health system could do more to improve the health of the nation than any other single factor.

    PDF icon MOPH_Special_Report_vulnerability corruption(English).pdf
  • Corruption Free Afghanistan: Break the Corruption Chains, December 2015

    Corruption Free Afghanistan makes recommendations on how to combat corruption in Afghanistan. These include administrative reforms, improvements to adequate educational opportunities for Afghans in insecure areas of the country and better oversight mechanisms in the provincial education departments. The report says the damages corruption causes to developing countries like Afghanistan is astronomical. The report notes that corruption, bribery, theft and tax evasion cost $1.26 trillion for developing countries per year. The report notes that although Afghanistan has been classified as one of the most corrupt nations in the world for many years now, the Afghan government has not done enough to counter corruption and increase the government’s legitimacy.

    PDF icon Resolution _ AntiCorruption _ English.pdf, PDF icon Resolution _ AntiCorruption _ Dari.pdf, PDF icon Resolution _ AntiCorruption _ Pashto.pdf
  • Government of Afghanistan: Self-reliance through Mutual Accountability Framework, September 2015

    At the Senior Officials Meeting in Kabul on September 5th, the Afghan government and international community agreed a new partnership framework, the SMAF.  This replaces the Tokyo Mutual Accountability Framework, agreed and adopted in July 2012.  The SMAF poses the activities and developments for both parties in Afghanistan's journey to stability and self-reliance. Six areas of attention are posed: 1: Improving Security and Political Stability; 2: Anti-corruption, Governance, Rule of Law, and human rights; 3: Restoring Fiscal Sustainability & Integrity of Public Finance and Commercial Banking; 4: Reforming Development Planning and Management & Ensuring Citizen’s Development Rights; 5: Private Sector Development and Inclusive growth and development; 6: Development Partnerships and Aid Effectiveness

    PDF icon SMAF MAIN with annex 3 sep 2015.pdf
  • BAAG: Policy position paper on Good Governance, July 2015

    Following the General Election in May 2015, BAAG and its members prepared a briefing pack for MPs and ministers.  These covered the themes of Governance, Human Rights, Service Delivery, Women's Rights and Humanitarian.  They each present an overview of the progress and remaining challenges in each area, and priority recommendations for the British government to consider in its support to Afghanistan. 

    PDF icon Policy Position Paper - Good Governance final version 22Jul15.pdf
  • Afghanistan Transparency Forum: Policy recommendations to counter corruption & revenue loss, June 2015

    In March 2015, over 20 Afghan civil society organisations met for the first Afghanistan Transparency Forum. Building on their discussions, and with consultation with organisations such as Global Witness and Transparency International, this document was prepared for a meeting with President Ghani. In it civil society present their recommendations to address institutional corruption, procurement and contracting processes, public accountability, police reforms and extractives legislation and processes.  

    PDF icon CSOs Transparency Recommendations.pdf
  • HRW: Today we shall all die, March 2015

    Human Rights Watch's report details a culture of impunity that the group says flourished after the fall of the Taliban, driven by the desire for immediate control of security at almost any price. The report focuses on 8 commanders & officials across Afghanistan, some among the country’s most powerful men, and key allies for foreign troops. Some are accused of personally inflicting violence, others of having responsibility for militias or government forces that committed the crimes. HRW call for the Afghan government to prosecute those guilty of such crimes, and for the international community to apply pressure on this. 

    PDF icon HRW Today we shall all die Mar15.pdf
  • Centre for American Progress: Tackling Corruption in Afghanistan, March 2015

    After the insecurity problem in Afghanistan, many experts see corruption as the next biggest issue for the new Afghan government to overcome. According to this report, the two issues are interwoven.  The issue brief surveys the key factors driving corruption in Afghanistan and their harmful impact on Afghanistan’s security and economic development. It also offers a set of recommendations and tools for combating corruption that should be prioritized by Afghan officials and supported by the United States and other donors.

    PDF icon Cen American Progress Tackling AfghanistanCorruption.pdf
  • UNAMA: The Stolen Lands of Afghanistan & its People, March 2015

    The second in a series of three reports UNAMA's report focuses on how state lands are distributed. This paper is the result of a desktop review and joint research by the UNAMA Rule of Law Unit (RoL) and the Civil Affairs Unit (CAU) in seven provinces—Kabul, Nangarhar, Kunduz, Balkh, Herat, Gardez, and Kandahar.This report identifies, assesses, and compares the legal framework and existing land distribution practices, and proposes specific recommendations to address overarching challenges to this system.

    PDF icon UNAMA_State_Land_Distribution_System_March15.pdf
  • AREU: Separation of Powers under the Afghan Constitution, March 2015

    As part of an AREU project to evaluate the Afghan Constitution, their latest paper examines the issue of the separation of powers under the current Constitution and finds that it suffers from flaws both on paper and in practice.Using the case study of Parliament’s no-confidence vote practices against several ministers, the paper discusses the ambiguities in the Constitution as well as the inherent weaknesses in the way each branch of government operates.This publication, through extensive literature review as well as interviews with experts, illustrates how under the current Constitution the President has significant power to enact laws and control how appointments are made to all levels of the judiciary. This has undermined both the separation and balance of power under the Constitution. The paper also points out that the judiciary has struggled to establish itself as an independent branch, both because of a weak constitutional architecture as well as a historical lack of institutional capacity within the judiciary. 

    PDF icon AREU Seperation of Powers Under the Afghan Constitution- Mar2015.pdf