Afghanistan’s Measure for Accountability and Transparency (AMANAT)

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  • Duration: 
    Aug 2017 – Aug 2022
  • Value: $31.9 Million

OVERVIEW

Afghanistan ranked 177 out of 181 countries in Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perception Index.

Corruption erodes the government’s credibility in the eyes of the Afghan people, and fighting corruption is an urgent priority for the government, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the international community. Addressing corruption will improve public trust and confidence in the Government of Afghanistan.

AMANAT, implemented by MSI, strengthens government institutions and CSOs to identify vulnerabilities to corruption in the delivery of public services, and develop activities to address these vulnerabilities. AMANAT supports select Afghan government institutions with technical assistance to plan for and implement recommended procedural reforms. AMANAT strengthens local CSO capacity to test and monitor the effectiveness of those reforms and to advocate for their implementation where necessary.

ACTIVITIES

  • Support selected government institutions in facilitated self-assessments to identify corruption risks in their internal procedures.
  • Strengthen internal audit functions in the selected government agencies.
  • Work closely with central government agencies, use business process reengineering and other techniques to develop tailored corruption risk mitigation plans and support their implementation.
  • Monitor implementation of these reforms over time to promote learning and adaptation.
  • Mobilize civil society groups in Kabul and selected provinces to act as “government watchdogs” to address corruption.
  • Enable CSOs to analyze shortcomings in legislation addressing corruption.
  • Support CSO initiatives that increase public awareness, advocacy, monitoring and oversight activities through a grants program.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Increased ability of government bodies to identify and address vulnerabilities to corruption.
  • Improved government internal auditing.
  • Strengthened capacity of the Independent Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee.
  • Implemented business process redesigns in government ministries that reduce opportunities for corruption.
  • Civil society and media organizations identified and raised public awareness of corruption and how to act on issues directly affecting their lives.
  • Civil society effectively advocated for improvements to legislation that reduces the risk of corruption.

Last updated: March 11, 2019

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