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On-budget Support for Independent Administrative and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC)
DATES: September 2011 - February 2013
PARTNERS: Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission and Ministry of Finance (MoF)
The Cash Transfer Program Assistance for Civil Service Reform is a $15 million on-budget project to support the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) institute public administration reforms throughout the Afghan Government. USAID provides funding directly to the IARCSC upon successful completion of agreed-upon performance benchmarks. These benchmarks support two main objectives, which are to: 1) build the internal capacity of the IARCSC; and, 2) support civil service reform initiatives that increase efficiency, transparency, and delivery of basic services. The project’s benchmarks focus on building the IARCSC’s internal organizational governance and include: increased controls for financial and procurement practices, transparent human resources practices, and improved strategic planning and program management. The program also supports government-wide reforms in areas such as the recruitment of civil servants in insecure areas, the implementation of new systems to accurately track civil servants, and the introduction of a system for performance appraisals.