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Research for a Better Afghanistan
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and other organisations representing donor countries, national and international NGOs, and
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Editor:
Jay Lamey
Research and writing:
Peter Wilson
Government:
Anna Larson and Jay Lamey
Mohammad Karim and the team at the
Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Head Of�ce
Sheela Rabani, Najibullah Yazdani, Shapoor Amini and the AREU publications team
Special thanks:
Anja de Beer, Antonio Giustozzi, Kay Schwendinger, Richard Will, Royce Wiles,
Sayed Mohammad Shah, Sheela Rabani, Wahidullah Waissi
Tab photographs:
(A to Z) Photographers, Kabul City (
AINA); (Government) A health worker at a
clinic in Jawzjan Province/Mats Lignell (Save the Children); (Documents) Restoration of tile mosaic,
Herat City/Jay Lamey (AREU); (Maps) Mine clearing in Kunduz Province/Jacob Simkin (MACCA);
Schoolchildren approach a bogged AREU vehicle, Yakowlang District, Bamiyan Province/Jay Lamey
(AREU); (Index) Road construction in Badakhshan Province/Mats Lignell (Save the Children).
AREU gratefully acknowledges the �nancial assistance of the governments of Denmark, Finland,
Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom in publishing the ninth edition of the
A to
Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance.
About the Cover Artist: Mohammed Elyas Barikzay
AREU ran an art competition to seek a cover design for the 2011
to Z Guide
. The winner was Mohammed Elyas Barikzay, whose work
is entitled “Jorking Together for a Brighter FutureB” Elyas, aged 24,
graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Kabul University in 200E,
and is particularly interested in modern art, practicing methods
inspired by surrealism, realism and cubism. Successfully balancing
a career as a �nance manager with Afghans for Tomorrow, Elyas
spends much of his spare time painting. He currently has his own
gallery space and takes a number of commissions per yearB For more
details, contact Elyas on 077 249 5080 or [email protected]
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Table of Contents
About the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit
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About the
A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance.......................................................................
The AREU Library
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Contact Information
........................................................................................................................v
AREU Publications 2010
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A to Z: Contents
Government: Contents
.......................................................................................................................69
Background
............................70
Government in Afghanistan
.........................................................................................................70
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Documents: Contents
........................................................................................................................95
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The Afghanistan Compact (2006)
.............................................................................................125
Code of Conduct for NGOs engaged in Humanitarian Action, Reconstruction,
and Development in Afghanistan (200D)
Contacts: Contents
Kabul
.....................................157
Other Provinces
..........................................................................................................................206
Pakistan
................................265
Index..................................................................................................................................................267
Notes
273
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About the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit
The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) is an independent research institute based
in KabulB AREU’s mission is to inform and in�uence policy and practice through conducting high-
quality, policy-relevant research and actively disseminating the results, and to promote a culture
of research and learning. To achieve its mission AREU engages with policymakers, civil society,
researchers and students to promote their use of AREU’s research and its library, to strengthen
their research capacity, and to create opportunities for analysis, re�ection and debateB
AREU conducts research on a wide variety of topics and produces dozens of research publications
each year, ranging from policy-focused brie�ng papers to comprehensive issues and synthesis
reportsB Many are translated into Dari and PashtoB AREU also publishes the annual
A to Z Guide
to Afghanistan Assistance
and the quarterly
Afghanistan Research Newsletter,
and maintains a
website (www.areu.org.af). AREU also regularly organises workshops and conferences to facilitate
research use and enable and encourage debate among policymakers and other stakeholders.
AREU was established in 2002 by the assistance community working in Afghanistan and has a
board of directors with representation from donors, the United Nations and other multilateral
agencies, and non-governmental organisationsB AREU currently receives core funds from the
governments of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United KingdomB Speci�c
projects have been funded by the Foundation of the Open Society Institute Afghanistan (FOSIA),
the Asia Foundation (TAF), the European Commission (EC) and the International Development
Research Centre (IDRC)B
A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance
Updated each year, the
A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance
aims to enhance general
understanding of the array of actors, structures and government processes related to aid and
reconstruction efforts in the countryB The guide provides: a wide-ranging glossary of assistance
terms, an overview of Afghanistan’s system of government, a series of country and city maps,
key primary documents, and an extensive contacts directory that includes government agencies,
NGOs, donors, and international actorsB Jhere not otherwise speci�ed, all dollar amounts are
USDB The guide is also published in Dari and PashtoB
Jhen the �rst edition of the
A to Z Guide
was published in 2002, the goal then—as it is now—
was “to provide a guide to the terms, structures, mechanisms and coordinating bodies critical to
the Afghanistan relief and reconstruction effort to help ensure a shared vocabulary and common
understandingB” Over the years the guide increased in scope and size, but has always followed the
same successful model.
The information presented in the guide relies on the voluntary contributions of agencies and
organisations, and the situation in Afghanistan can change rapidly. Users of the guide are
encouraged to contact [email protected] with suggestions for additions, updates,
corrections or improvements.
Ninth Edition 2011
The AREU Library
Established in 2003, the AREU Library supports the research activities of AREU and provides public
access to approximately 13,000 titles held about Afghanistan. The library is open to everyone.
Contemporary materials produced inside Afghanistan and materials in Afghan languages are the
focus of collecting, with an emphasis on long-term research valueB
The library also aims to make available in Afghanistan research produced overseas about the
country and the regionB Materials of all types (books, journal articles, maps, posters, CDs, DVDs,
databases and more) are available for use inside the library (no public borrowing is allowed).
Photocopying facilities are available and the entire collection is listed online (see the “Library”
page of AREU’s website at www.areu.org.af). The library also has over 50 gigabytes of accumulated
softcopy publications on Afghanistan, all of which are indexed and listed in the library database
and made available for research use (where copyright law permits).
Since 2004, AREU Library staff have also prepared the
Afghanistan Research Newsletter
, released
in January, April, July, and October each year, which attempts to broaden and improve access to
new materials from and on Afghanistan. All issues are on the AREU website and the new materials
listed in these newsletters are cumulated in the library database.
Researchers are welcome to visit in person or email inquiries to [email protected] Library
staff work in collaboration with several other libraries in Kabul and can also suggest sources for
materials not available at AREU.
The library is located at the main AREU of�ce in Kabul and follows these opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday (closed Friday, Saturday and public holidays)
9:00-12:30 and 13:00-16:00 (8:00-14:00 during Ramazan)
Contact Information
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AREU Publications 2010
These and all other AREU publications are available for download from www.areu.org.af and most
in are available in hardcopy from the AREU of�ce in Kabul (
indicates that a publication or a
summary is available in Dari, and
in Pashto).
Understanding and Addressing Context in Rural Afghanistan: How Villages Differ and Jhy, by
Adam Pain and Paula Kantor
Securing Life and Livelihoods in Rural Afghanistan: The Role of Social Relationships, by Paula
Kantor and Adam Pain
Podcast: Community Based Dispute Resolution in Afghanistan, by Deborah JB Smith
Podcast: The Future of Democratisation in Afghanistan, by Anna Larson
Poverty in Afghan Policy: Enhancing Solutions through Better De�ning the Problem, by Paula
Kantor
Governance Structures in Nimroz Province, by Anna Larson
Means to Jhat End? Policymaking and State-Building in Afghanistan, by Sarah Parkinson
Afghanistan Research Newsletter 27
Community-Based Dispute Resolution Processes in Balkh Province, by Rebecca Gang
Peace at all Costs? Reintegration and Reconciliation in Afghanistan, by Tazreena Sajjad
Does Jomen’s Participation in the National Solidarity Programme Make a Difference in their
Lives? A Case Study in Parwan Province, by Chona R. Echavez
Capacity-Building Through Policymaking: Developing Afghanistan’s National Education
Strategic Plan, by Dana Holland
Afghanistan Livelihood Trajectories: Evidence from Faryab, by Batul Nezami with Paula Kantor
Local Politics in Afghanistan: Elections and Instability II, by Noah Coburn
The Jolesi Jirga in Flux, 2010: Elections and Instability I, by Anna Larson
Afghan Election, 2010: Alternative Narratives, by Noah Coburn
The Impact of Micro�nance Programmes on Jomen’s Lives: A Case Study in Parwan Province,
by Sogol Zand
Is Capacity Being Built? A Study of Policymaking Process in the Primary and Secondary
Education Subsector, by Sayed Muhammad Shah
Afghanistan Research Newsletter 26
Ninth Edition 2011
The Jolesi Jirga in 2010: Pre-election Politics and the Appearance of Opposition, MB Hassan
Wafaey with Anna Larson
Corrupting the State or State-Crafted Corruption? Exploring the Nexus between Corruption and
Subnational Governance, by Manija Gardizi, Karen Hussmann and Yama Torabi
Afghanistan Livelihood Trajectories: Evidence from Sar-i-Pul, by Tom Shaw
Connecting with Kabul: The Importance of the Wolesi Jirga Election and Local Political Networks
in Afghanistan, by Noah Coburn
Jhere Have all the Flowers Gone? Assessing the Sustainability of Current Reductions in Opium
Production in Afghanistan, by David Mans�eld
Afghanistan Research Newsletter 25
Speaking from the Evidence: Governance, Justice and Development (Policy Notes Prepared for
the Kabul Conference)
Declining Opium Poppy Cultivation: Reasons and Effects, by Jay Lamey
Re�ections on the Paris Declaration and Aid Effectiveness in Afghanistan (Policy Note Edition),
by Rebecca Roberts
The State of Transitional Justice in Afghanistan (Policy Note Edition), by Emily Winterbotham
Improving Efforts to Achieve Equitable Growth and Reduce Poverty, by Paula Kantor
Afghanistan Livelihood Trajectories: Evidence from Kandahar, by Adam Pain
The State of Transitional Justice in Afghanistan: Actors, Approaches and Challenges, by Emily
Winterbotham
Democratisation and Elections, by Anna Larson
Afghanistan Livelihood Trajectories: Evidence from Badakhshan, by Adam Pain
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Between Patronage and Rebellion: Student Politics in Afghanistan, by Antonio Giustozzi
Lasting Peace Requires Accountable Political Institutions: An AREU statement on the
importance of elections following the London Conference on Afghanistan
Afghanistan Research Newsletter 24
Grounding International Engagement in Afghan Realities: A statement by AREU on the occasion
of the London and Kabul Conferences on Afghanistan
Building a Viable Micro�nance Sector in Afghanistan, by Paula Kantor and Erna Andersen
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Afghan Development Association (ADA)
.............................................................................................3
Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Head Of�ce (AGCHO)
...................................................................3
Afghan National Army (ANA)
................................................................................................................4
Afghan National Police (ANP)
..............................................................................................................5
Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)
.............................................................................................7
Afghan NGOs Coordination Bureau (ANCB)
........................................................................................7
Afghan Transitional Authority (ATA)
.....................................................................................................8
Afghan Women’s Network (AWN)
.......................................................................................................8
Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU)
.................................................................................9
Afghanistan Civil Society Forum-organization (ACSFo)
....................................................................10
Afghanistan Compact
........................................................................................................................11
Afghanistan Country Stability Picture (ACSP)
...................................................................................11
Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)
......................................................12
Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA)
..............................................................................13
Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS)
......................................................................13
Afghanistan New Beginnings Programme (ANBP)
...........................................................................16
Afghanistan NGO Safety Of�ce (ANSO)
.............................................................................................18
Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP)
.............................................................18
Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF)
................................................................................20
Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program (AREDP)
.......................................................21
Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR)
.....................................................................22
Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS)........................................................................................23
Berlin Meeting and Declarations
......................................................................................................23
Bonn Agreement
24
Calendars in Afghanistan
..................................................................................................................24
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Civil Society and Human Rights Network (CSHRN)
..........................................................................26
Clusters and National Priority Programs (NPPs)
..............................................................................27
Coalition Forces (CF)
..........................................................................................................................29
Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) and Humanitarian Action Plan (HAP)
..................................30
Constitutional Loya Jirga (CLJ)
..........................................................................................................30
Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (CHA)
.............................................................................31
Counter-Narcotics (CN)
......................................................................................................................32
Development Assistance Database (DAD)
.......................................................................................34
Emergency Loya Jirga (ELJ)
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European Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL)
...........................................................................35
Government Media and Information Centre (GMIC)
........................................................................36
Hague Conference on Afghanistan
..................................................................................................36
Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC)
..............................36
Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG)
.....................................................................37
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
................................................................................39
Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB)
............................................................................40
Justice Sector Reform (JSR)
..............................................................................................................41
Kabul Conference and Kabul Process
.............................................................................................43
Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA)
.........................................................................44
Laws in Afghanistan
...........................................................................................................................45
London Conference 2006
.................................................................................................................46
London Conference 2010
..................................................................................................................46
Micro�nance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA)
................................................47
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
..........................................................................................48
Mine Action Programme for Afghanistan (MAPA)
.............................................................................49
National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP)
...............................................................50
National Budget
National Consultative Peace Jirga (NCPJ)
.........................................................................................52
National Development Framework (NDF)
.........................................................................................52
National Human Development Report (NHDR)
................................................................................53
National Solidarity Programme (NSP)
...............................................................................................53
.............................................................................................55
Of�ce of Administrative Affairs and Council of Ministers Secretariat (OAA/CMS)
.........................56
Paris Conference
57
Policy Analysis and Development Directorate (PADD)
.....................................................................57
Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)
........................................................................................58
Provincial Development Plan (PDP)
..................................................................................................59
Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT)
..............................................................................................59
Public Administration Reform (PAR)
..................................................................................................60
Security Sector Reform (SSR)
............................................................................................................61
Southern and Western Afghanistan and Balochistan Association for Coordination (SWABAC)
....62
Tokyo Meetings
United Nations in Afghanistan...........................................................................................................63
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Afghan Development Association (ADA)
www.ada.org.af
The Afghan Development Association (ADA) is a nongovernmental and nonpro�t organisation
whose mission is to eradicate poverty from AfghanistanB ADA was originally founded in Pakistan
in 1990, where it worked mainly in Afghan refugee camps. With its current headquarters in
Kabul, ADA’s 83E staff operate in Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul, Day Kundi, Farah, Logar, Jardak,
Ghazni, Nangarhar, Laghman, Kabul, Kapisa, Panjshir, Faryab, Baghlan, Kunduz, Takhar and
ADA implements multi-sectoral rehabilitation and development projects aiming to support and
empower vulnerable and marginalised groups. Particular attention is given to the agricultural
sector and rural activities that can contribute to more productive and sustainable livelihoods at
the grassroots levelB Community participation is the integral part of ADA’s project planning and
implementation.
As per its �ve-year strategic plan, ADA is organised into �ve departments: Planning, Capacity-
Building, Education, Integrated Rural Development (IRD), and FinanceB Each department is headed
by a director and is supported by line staff, resources and facilities. In 2010, the Emergency
Facilitation Pilot Programme became the Disaster Risk Reduction Unit, which has since expanded
into each of the ADA project areasB
Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Head Of�ce (AGCHO)
www.agcho.org
The Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Head Of�ce (AGCHO) is the government agency responsible
for all of�cial mapping and related activities in AfghanistanB Its focus of work is the production,
publication and distribution of physical, topographical, political, thematic, cadastral, and natural
resources maps; geodetic affairs; and the national atlas. Reporting directly to the President,
AGCHO has approximately 700 staff and regional of�ces in 16 provincesB The of�ce is divided
into �ve departments: metadata and client service provision, cartography and GIS, cadastre,
photogrammetry and remote sensing, and geodesy. Prior to its establishment as an independent
agency in 1958, all mapping was done by the military.
At the time of the Soviet Invasion in 1979, AGCHO had completed 26 percent of the geodetic
triangulation of Afghanistan and 30 percent of the cadastral surveys necessary to cover the
countryB During this period, then-state-of-the-art mapping and printing equipment was installed
from Switzerland, Germany and the NetherlandsB This included a large Leica camera and two-
colour off-set printing machines, and much of the equipment is still in use for map productionB
Since 2001 there have been renewed efforts to modernise the agency; AGCHO has produced
a number of thematic maps for government departments and external organisations and now
also provides GIS training. It also established departments of Geography and GIS at
Kabul
University and
Kabul Polytechnic University. Plans for 2011 include publishing a street map of
Kabul City and the �rst comprehensive atlas of Afghanistan since 1E7EB
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AGCHO provides its services to government ministries and to international organisations, who
in some cases require speci�c supporting documentationB By law, all maps that are printed in
Afghanistan should be approved by AGCHO.
Afghan National Army (ANA)
The Afghan National Army (ANA) was created on 1 December 2002 under a decree issued by
President Hamid KarzaiB Serving under Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defence, the ANA makes up
one part of the
Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), the other part of which is the Afghan
National Police (ANP, pB D)B Conceived as an all-volunteer force inclusive of Afghans of all social
and ethnic origins, the ANA was originally to be capped at an end-strength of 70,000 service
members. When established in 2003, the ANA was adopted by the Bonn Agreement as one of the
�ve pillars of the Afghan government’s
Security Sector Reform strategy (SSR, p. 61). The roles of
the ANA are: 1) to secure the borders and deter external threats; 2) to defeat terrorist forces; 3) to
disband, reintegrate or imprison illegal armed groups; and 4) to manage internal security threats
and emergencies in cooperation with the ANP.
In January 2010, the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB, p. 40) approved the lifting
of the troop ceiling from 134,000 (consisting of 122,000 operational troops and 12,000 soldiers-
in-training) to a new level of 171,000 by October 2011B The ANA’s personnel charts in September
2010 stood at approximately 138,200 troops; of these, approximately two-thirds were combat
forces and approximately three percent were air corpsB Under the previous 134,000-�gure plan,
approved by the JCMB in September 2008, the ANA would have consisted of: 21 brigades (18
infantry, one mechanised, one for headquarters security support, and one commando); the
Kabul-headquartered Capital Division responsible for the security of the capital and the seat of
government; and an air corps providing essential airlift support to ANA brigades. More brigades
may be added under the revised planB Beyond the approved 171,000 �gure, a potential increase
of ANA numbers to 240,000 troops was outlined in 2009 by International Security Assistance
Force (ISAF, pB 3E) and US forces commander General Stanley McChrystalB Continuing to build the
ANA is central to US strategy and “transition” plans for AfghanistanB
In August 2008, the ANA—along with the ANP—took over lead security responsibility for Kabul from
ISAFB
The ANA is a conventionally structured and light infantry-based forceB It is designed primarily
to combat insurgents but lacks overall capability in terms of defending Afghanistan’s national
sovereignty and territorial integrityB Its six ground-manoeuvre corps are distributed as regional
commands in Kabul, Gardez, Kandahar, Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif and Lashkar GarB The personnel
charts of ANA battalions, or
kandaks
, consist of 6D0 soldiers, sergeants and of�cersB Mostly
equipped with refurbished Soviet Union-era aircraft, the Afghan National Air Corps is being trained
to perform a range of missions including presidential airlift, medical and casualty evacuation,
reconnaissance and airborne command and control, and light air attack.
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To ensure geographic and ethnic diversity, the ANA has recruitment centres in each of Afghanistan’s
34 provincesB Around 4,000 new recruits join the ANA every monthB Recruits complete 12-week
training courses at the Kabul Military Training Centre (KMTC). All trainers are Afghan, supported
by military trainers from the US, the UK,
France and other countriesB Upon graduation from the
KMTC, ANA soldiers undergo an additional six weeks of training and equipping (joining their
fellow unit of�cers and non-commissioned of�cers) before being deployed to their respective
corpsB Additionally, in 200E the �rst-ever class of ANA of�cers graduated from the
Military Academy of Afghanistan, which was established in 2004B ANA personnel sign three-year
contracts, which can be voluntarily renewed. The maximum length of service is 25 years. In spite
of these formal contractual mechanisms, desertion continues to be a serious problem in the ANA.
An October 2010 ISAF report noted that while ANA monthly attrition rates had fallen, they were
approximately 1.6 percent per month.
The United States is the key partner in training and equipping the ANA, providing the majority of
the required technical and �nancial supportB It has committed to spending $17 billion on training
and equipping the army from 2008 to 2013.
US training teams are embedded in most ANA units, ranging from
kandaks
to corps. Through its
Operational Mentor and Liaison Team Programme, ISAF similarly embeds mentors in selected
The current aim of the Afghan government is to assume full security responsibility throughout
Afghanistan by end-2014, a goal that was supported by international leaders at the
Kabul
Conference (p. 43) and reiterated at Nato’s Lisbon summit in November 2010.
Afghan National Police (ANP)
www.moi.gov.af
The Afghan National Police (ANP) is the Afghan government’s overarching police institution;
it operates under the authority of the Ministry of Interior (MoI). The ANP’s roles span a wide
spectrum of security activities including law enforcement, maintenance of order, criminal
investigation, border security, counter-narcotics, and counter-terrorismB The ANP consists of the
following forces:
National Police, or Afghan Uniformed Police (AUP) — responsible for most day-to-day police
activities and assigned to police districts as well as Provincial and Regional Commands; each
of the six regions ultimately reports to the Deputy Minister of Security; authorised strength of
Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) — a highly trained and specially equipped quick-
reaction force aimed at dealing with “advanced police situations,” such as civil disorder, looting,
hostage-taking and riots; authorised strength of D,442 (this number is likely to increase)
Afghan Border Police (ABP) — engaged in law enforcement at international borders and the
country’s other points of entry; strength of 18,000, structured into �ve zones
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Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) — the lead law enforcement agency charged
with reducing narcotics production and distribution in Afghanistan; authorised strength of
Criminal Investigation Division (CID) — responsible for investigating criminal offences under
Afghan law; authorised strength of 4,148
Afghan Customs Police (ACP) — enforces customs regulations in Afghanistan; operates under
Ministry of Finance
Counter Terrorism Police (CTP) — leads police and law enforcement counter-insurgency and
anti-terrorism efforts; authorised strength of 406
Afghanistan National Fire Department — responsible for providing �re suppression, prevention
and rescue; operates throughout the country, authorised strength of 882
The
Afghan National Auxiliary Police (ANAP), which was established in 2006 as a temporary,
community-based force to reinforce the ANP, was dismantled in 2008B However, the
Afghan Public
Protection Programme (APPP/AP3) established in 200E closely resembles the ANAP in many of its
features. The latest iteration of this programme is the
Local Defense Initiative/Community Defense
Initiative (LDI/CDI) which involves locally recruited personnel trained by International Military
ForcesB This programme’s deployment template mirrors previously identi�ed Key Terrain Districts
(areas that afford a marked advantage to whichever party controls them). A further augmentation
of this programme is
the Afghan Local Police, approved in mid-2010, which is similar in shape and
scope to the APPP.
The 2006 Afghanistan Compact (p. 11) established as a benchmark for 2010 a fully constituted,
professional, functional, and
ethnically balanced ANP force of up to 62,000 members. In April 2007,
in response to increased insurgency in southern Afghanistan, the Joint Coordination and Monitoring
Board (JCMB, p. 40) raised this number to 82,000. The authorised size of the ANP was again increased
to E6,800 in the run-up to the 200E elections, and the breakdowns listed above are based on thisB
However, in January 2010, the JCMB approved a further increase to 109,000 by October 2010 and
to 134,000 by October 2011B Some donors have raised concerns about the �scal sustainability of
increasing the size of the ANP; others are concerned that the focus of police reform is shifting from
the establishment of a civilian police force to that of a paramilitary or counterinsurgency force. The
ANP’s listed strength was approximately 120,500 in September 2010.
Reform of the police sector, one of the �ve pillars of the Afghan government’s
Security Sector Reform
strategy (SSR, p. 61), has focused primarily on training and mentoring, provision of equipment and
infrastructure, and institutional restructuring such as pay and rank reform. The Law and Order
Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA, pB 44) has primary responsibility for coordinating donor support
for ANP salaries. The police sector in Afghanistan has been supported by approximately 25 donor
countries, with Germany taking the coordinating role of “key partner” until 2007B In June 2007,
the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL, p. 35) subsumed Germany’s primary
role in police reform with the aim of consolidating different approaches among EU members; the
mission is mandated until June 2010.
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The United States has been by far the largest overall contributor of human and �nancial resources
to support the police sector, with a cumulative contribution that had reached $6B2 billion by March
2009. Since 2005, the Combined
Security Transition Command - Afghanistan (CSTC-A, see Coalition
Forces, pB 2E) has led police reform efforts by the US, along with the training and development of
the ANAB CSTC-A has several thousand personnel and contractors dedicated to its ANP missionB
Approaches to police reform varied widely among donors and efforts to consolidate and integrate
these approaches were slow to emerge. In early 2007, donors and the Afghan government
established the International Police Coordination Board (IPCB) aimed at consolidating and
integrating international police reform efforts and enhancing Afghan ownership of the reforms. By
late 2007, the IPCB Secretariat was operational, its members meeting regularly and engaging with
CSTC-A,
EUPOL, and the
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF, pB 3E)B In June 200E, the
NATO Training Mission — Afghanistan (NTM-A) was established to train the ANPB NTM-A cooperates
with CSTC-A in a single headquartersB
The main laws governing the ANP are the 2005 Police Law and the 2004 Interim Criminal
Procedure Code. These laws are based on Articles 56, 75 (3) and 134 of the Constitution. The new
chain of command is: 1) Minister of Interior, 2)
Deputy Minister for Security Affairs, 3) Regional
Commanders, 4) Provincial Chiefs of Police, and D) District Chiefs of PoliceB There are currently six
ANP regions (Kabul Province, North, East, South, West and Central).
In principle, a commissioned ANP of�cer (
) requires a 12th-grade education and three years
of training at the
Kabul Police Academy (KPA)B A non-commissioned of�cer or sergeant (
is required to complete Eth grade and a nine-month course at KPAB Patrolmen (
satunkai
) complete
training courses at either the Central Training Centre in Kabul or one of the Regional Training
Centres in Bamiyan, Gardez, Herat, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Kunduz and Mazar-i-SharifB
A major MoI initiative for police reform is
Focused District Development (FDD), which began in
December 2007B The programme serves as an overarching strategy for training AUP, which makes
up the largest part of the ANPB Aimed at enhancing district-level police capabilities and rule of law,
the FDD uses a six-phase approach to assess, train, mentor, reorganise, re-equip and monitor
police in selected districtsB AUP assigned to Kabul undergo the “Jump Start” training programmeB
The Focused Border Development programme trains ABP unitsB
Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)
The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) consist of the Afghan National Army (ANA, pB 4) and
the Afghan National Police (ANP, p. 5).
Afghan NGOs Coordination Bureau (ANCB)
www.ancb.org
The Afghan NGOs Coordination Bureau (ANCB) was founded in 1991 and aims to coordinate the
activities of Afghan NGOs with the Afghan government, the UN, international organisations, and
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ANCB membership is restricted to Afghan NGOs and it has over 200 members. Applications for
ANCB membership are considered by the Board of Directors and subsequently voted on at the
General Assembly (the quarterly meeting of member organizations)B ANCB’s 11-member Board of
Directors is elected for a period of one year by the General AssemblyB
ANCB’s headquarters is located in Kabul and it has satellite of�ces in Nangarhar and Maidan JardakB
It convenes monthly member meetings on topics such as health, education, agriculture, sanitation,
reconstruction and government policy. It also arranges seminars and training courses aimed at
building the technical capacity of member NGOs in needs assessment, management, �nance,
administrative development, human rights, democracy, legal awareness and report and proposal
writingB ANCB provides internet facilities for its members in the ANCB of�ce and produces a weekly
newsletter, the quarterly magazine
Paiwastoon
(Coordination), and a directory of all its members.
ANCB is a member of ACBAR (p. 22), the
International Council of Voluntary Agencies, the
World
Civil Society Forum, and the
Af�nity Group of National AssociationsB It is also actively involved in the
Afghanistan Civil Society Forum-organization (ACSFo, pB 10)B The bulk of ANCB funding comes from
membership fees.
Afghan Transitional Authority (ATA)
The Afghan Transitional Authority (ATA) was a governing body established by the Emergency Loya
Jirga (ELJ, p. 37) in June 2002. It was preceded by the Afghan Interim Authority (AIA), a temporary
governing body created at the Bonn Conference (p. 24). The head of the ATA was President Hamid
Karzai, previously the Chairman of the AIA, who was elected in a secret ballot by members of the
Under the ATA, in January 2004, the Constitutional Loya Jirga (CLJ, p. 30) decided on a constitution
for the new Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. As per the 2004 Constitution, the ATA was due to stay
in power until a fully representative government could be elected through free and fair elections.
In October 2004, Hamid Karzai was elected as President; at his inauguration in December 2004,
the ATA was transformed into the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, despite the rescheduling of
National Assembly elections until September 2005.
Afghan Women’s Network (AWN)
www.afghanwomensnetwork.org
The Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) is a network of NGOs working to empower Afghan women and
achieve their equal participation in society. AWN also regards the empowerment and protection
of children as fundamental to its work. The network seeks to enhance the effectiveness of its
members by fostering partnerships and collaboration between them, undertaking advocacy and
lobbying, and building their individual capacities.
AWN was founded in 1995 following the
United Nations Fourth Jorld Conference on Jomen in
Beijing and is now the largest national women’s rights organisation in Afghanistan, representing
66 NGOs and over 3,200 individual members.
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In 2010, AWN worked with
UNIFEM to support four women delegates to participate in side events at
the London Conference and developed a response to the communiqué, and an AWN representative
participated in the Kabul Conference and presented a civil society statement focusing on Afghan
women’s perspectivesB AJN also organised a two-day national conference, focusing on the
Afghan women’s movement, and uses the media in its campaigns. The organisation has lobbied
to ensure women are included in the overall peace and reintegration process and AWN’s Advocacy
Manager is currently a member of High Peace Council.
AWN publishes the monthly
Ertiqa
Magazine. It maintains a library and internet cafe for use by
women’s NGOs, and AWN’s website allows member organisations to submit activity reports and
access training and other resources online.
The Network’s General Assembly, comprised of AWN members, meets each year in order to elect
an Executive Committee to serve as their principal decision-making bodyB An Advisory Committee
assists with strategic planning, coordinates with international NGOs, supports fundraising
efforts, and advises the Executive CommitteeB Based in Kabul, the Secretariat (or Head Of�ce) is
answerable to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the implementation of the programmes
and campaigns endorsed by the Board of DirectorsB AJN’s regional of�ces operate in Jalalabad
and Herat and manage projects in neighbouring provinces. In addition to the Jalalabad and Herat
of�ces, a liaison of�ce operates in Peshawar, Pakistan, providing logistic and general support to
Afghan refugees in Pakistan.
Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU)
www.acku.edu.af
The Afghanistan Centre at
Kabul University (ACKU) is a nonpro�t organisation that collects and
makes available resources to contribute to an understanding of the social, economic, political
and cultural dynamics of Afghan society in the past, present and future, and facilitate research
that addresses Afghanistan’s nation-building challengesB Jith more than 22,000 catalogued
items (and a total of 55,000 volumes), it provides the most comprehensive collection of materials
related to Afghanistan in the regionB Formerly the ACBAR Resource and Information Centre (see
ACBAR, p. 22), ACKU was established independently at Kabul University in September 2005.
The collections—in Dari, Pashto, English and other languages—are largely generated by the Afghan
government, UN agencies, NGOs, and international scholars and observers. They contain practical
works on health and agricultural practices, political analyses, unique internal documents charting
the struggle for women’s rights, recent laws, rare mujahiddin publications, cultural heritage issues,
and many works of Afghan literature. ACKU also holds bodies of research conducted before the
con�ict era: 2D CDs of folk music collected by anthropologist Louis Dupree in 1E6E, 1E70 and
1E7D, and some 700 CDs of oral folklore and histories collected by Margaret Mills during the
1970s.
The ACKU reading room provides students, faculty and policymakers with computers connected to
the internet and the ACKU database. The audiovisual section contains current news reports and
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various videotapes on NGO programmes, events in Afghanistan’s recent history, and ethnographic
and cultural �lmsB The ACKU stacks and reading room are located in the central library of Kabul
UniversityB A new $2 million facility is under construction on the university campus, funded by the
Afghan government. Completion is projected for early 2011.
ACKU also operates the ACKU Box Library Extension (ABLE), designed to provide libraries for
provincial communities, high schools and councils. Managed by local community custodians
(including teachers, NGO staff, shopkeepers and mullahs), the box libraries (small, shelved
containers on wheels) hold a wide variety of titles on topics ranging from history to the environment,
home management to good health practices, the use of computers, and dictionaries. ABLE, which
supplies libraries in 28 of the 34 provinces, also publishes its own easy-to-read books for new
literates on subjects such as those given above as well as mother-child care, agriculture, animal
welfare and IslamB To date, ABLE has published more than 18D titles in both Dari and Pashto and
provided 137,750 books to 175 schools, community centres, and provincial council libraries.
Afghanistan Civil Society Forum-organization (ACSFo)
www.acsf.af
The Afghanistan Civil Society Forum-organization (ACSFo—formerly ACSF) is a network of Afghan
civil society groups and actors. It provides a platform for dialogue and aims to develop the role
of civil society in political decision-makingB ACSFo was established at the Afghan Civil Society
Conference, held in parallel with the Bonn Conference (p. 24) in late 2001 at Bad Honnef,
GermanyB ACSFo was initially supported by Swisspeace Foundation and has been completely
independent since January 2006B ACSFo has 137 members, including E0 organizations and 47
individualsB It also has 31D partners for capacity-building, civic education, advocacy, research and
mediaB ACSFO’s Board of Directors has nine representatives, each elected for two-year terms at
the annual general meeting of ACSFo membersB
From 2002-06, ACSFo supported the implementation of the Bonn Agreement, conducted
educational, media and advocacy activities on the constitution-making process, and carried out
civic education and registration campaigns for the 2004 presidential and 2005 parliamentary
electionsB Post-200D, ACSFo modi�ed its approach, moving away from public outreach and toward
the support of institution-buildingB The organisation’s strategy focuses on: coordination and
networking, capacity-building, advocacy, civic education, and researchB In 2010, good governance,
rule of law, transparency and accountability, participation and development are included to its
area of focus.
ACSFo maintains a Civic Education Resource Centre and in 2011 plans on establishing similar
centres in its regional of�ces (Jalalabad, Mazar-i-Sharif, Bamiyan and Gardez)B Is also publishes
magazine (in Dari and Pashto) and a monthly newsletter (in English, Dari and
Pashto)B ACSFo receives funding from a wide range of international NGOS, agencies and donor
governments.
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Afghanistan Compact
For the full text of the Compact, see pB 12DB
The Afghanistan Compact was launched together with the Interim Afghanistan National
Development Strategy (I-ANDS, see pB 13) at the January 2006
London Conference (p. 46). It is
a �ve-year framework for cooperation between the Afghan government, the
UN, and donors, and
was developed through consultation among these actors. The Compact—endorsed by UN Security
Council Resolutions 16DE, 1662 and 1746—reaf�rms the commitment of the Afghan government
and the international community to work toward a stable and prosperous Afghanistan, with good
governance and human rights protection for all under the rule of law. It states:
The Afghan Government hereby commits itself to realising this shared vision of the
future; the international community, in turn, commits itself to provide resources and
support to realise that vision.
The Compact establishes a mechanism for coordinating Afghan and international development
and reconstruction efforts and follows the Bonn Agreement (p. 24), which formally ended with
the holding of legislative and provincial council elections in September 2005. Consistent with the
I-ANDS and the goals articulated by the Afghan government in its Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs, pB 48) Country Report 200D (“Vision 2020”), the Compact identi�es three critical and
interdependent areas of activity, or “pillars”: 1) Security; 2) Governance, Rule of Law and Human
Rights; and 3) Economic and Social DevelopmentB A further vital and cross-cutting area of work
highlighted in the Compact is eliminating the narcotics industry.
Annex I of the Compact sets out detailed outcomes, benchmarks, and timelines for delivery,
consistent with the high-level goals set by the I-ANDSB Annex II sets forth the commitment of
the Afghan government and the international community to improve the effectiveness and
accountability of international assistance. These actors also established the Joint Coordination
and Monitoring Board (JCMB, p. 40) to oversee and provide regular public reports on the execution
of the Compact and the ANDSB
Afghanistan Country Stability Picture (ACSP)
https://ronna-afghanBharmoniewebBorg/Pages/ACSPBaspx
The Afghanistan Country Stability Picture (ACSP) is a tool designed to provide countrywide
information and visibility on reconstruction and development projects, particularly multi-donor
and multi-agency activitiesB An initiative of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF,
p.39), the ACSP is based on an extensive database and can be graphically depicted in such
formats as maps, graphs and tablesB The database contains up-to-date information on more than
119,000 projects from numerous sources, including the Afghan government, donors, Provincial
Reconstruction Teams (PRT, p. 59), and international organisations.
The ACSP is a live database, available on the
ISAF Joint Command (IJC) websiteB Jhile this
site is “unclassi�ed” and publicly available, users must register to contribute informationB For
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organisations based in Afghanistan with unreliable or no internet access, the ACSP will produce
DVDs on requestB Registered organisations can also request tailored data sets and graphical
depictions from the ACSP.
Efforts to improve the accuracy and comprehensiveness of the ACSP are ongoing. At present, the
ACSP coordinates with the numerous Afghan government ministries involved in reconstruction and
development efforts, principally the Ministry of Economy,
Ministry of Finance,
Ministry of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development, and
Ministry of Communications. The ACSP is open to working
with new partners, including local and international NGOs and government bodies. Interested
parties should contact the ACSP through the website or the contact details listed in the A to Z
(AIHRC)
www.aihrc.org.af
The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) is established under Article 58
The State, for the purpose of monitoring the observation of human rights in Afghanistan,
and their promotion and protection, shall establish the Independent Human Rights
Commission of Afghanistan. Any person in case of a violation of his/her rights can report
their complaint to this Commission. The Commission can refer cases of violations of the
human rights of persons to the legal authorities, and assist them in defending their
rights. Structure and mode of function of this Commission will be regulated by law.
The Law on the Structure, Duties, and Mandate of the AIHRC was adopted by the Cabinet and
endorsed by the President in May 2005. Under the Law (Article 4), the AIHRC is mandated to
protect and promote rights and freedoms enshrined in the Afghan Constitution and international
human rights instruments to which Afghanistan is a party. Article 6 of the AIHRC’s Law requires
the Afghan government, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), nongovernmental organisations, and
all Afghan citizens to “cooperate with the Commission in achieving the objectives set up by this
LawB”
The AIHRC is led by nine Commissioners with service terms of �ve years who are appointed by
the PresidentB As of October 2010, the AIHRC is chaired is Dr Sima Samar, with Mr Ahmad Fahim
Hakim the deputy chairB The President is required to appoint Commissioners who re�ect the
gender, ethnic, religious, and linguistic diversity of Afghanistan, and who represent academic
AIHRC adopted the Four-Year Strategic and Action Plans 138E-E2 (2010-13) after an extensive
consultation exercise with stakeholders across the country. The plans are implemented by the
AIHRC’s Secretariat, led by Mr Mohammad Musa Mahmodi, the Executive DirectorB As a result
of these plans, the AIHRC’s �ve strategic objectives are leadership, education, empowerment,
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advocacy, and monitoring and investigation. To ensure nationwide coverage of services, the AIHRC
has eight regional of�ces (Herat, Kandahar, Paktia, Bamiyan, Nangarhar, Kabul, Kunduz, and
Balkh) and six provincial of�ces (Ghor, Day Kundi, Helmand, Uruzgan, Faryab, and Badakhshan),
with more than 600 employees.
Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA)
http://wwwBaisaBorgBaf/
The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) was established as a “one stop shop for
investors” by the Afghan government in 2003 and is charged with the responsibilities of registration,
licensing and promotion of all new investments in Afghanistan. Headquartered in Kabul, AISA has
regional of�ces in Herat, Kandahar, Mazar-i-Sharif, Kunduz, Khost and JalalabadB
AISA describes itself as a proactive institution that promotes and attracts investment to Afghanistan,
and has a number of departments dedicated to investor support. Services include individual client
investment support, organising domestic and foreign conferences and exhibitions, and providing
opportunities for “matchmaking” between companies and investorsB
AISA publishes an annual Investor Directory; the 2010 edition provides a listing of approximately
7,500 foreign and local companies active in Afghanistan (the 2011 edition will be published
in the �rst quarter of 2011)B Access to this information helps registered companies to market
their businesses and eases communication between companies, customers and other interested
parties.
AISA also has a Research and Policy Department which analyses private sector development issues,
develops private sector strategies, completes sector-speci�c studies on business and investment
opportunities, and engages in hands-on sector policy advocacy before the National Assembly
and Afghan government agencies. Also within AISA’s remit is
Industrial Parks Development
Department, which is currently responsible for managing three USAID-funded industrial parks
in Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif and Kandahar, and is overseeing the construction of two more parks in
Jalalabad and Kabul.
Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS)
The Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) is the central framework for Afghanistan’s
development, aiming to promote pro-poor growth, support the development of democratic
processes and institutions, and reduce poverty and vulnerability. It also serves as the country’s
Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP, p. 58), a key document used by the World Bank and the
International Monetary Fund in assessing a country’s eligibility for debt reliefB The development
of the ANDS was �rst proposed at the 200D Afghanistan Development ForumB The �nal ANDS
was approved by President Hamid Karzai on 21 April 2008 and subsequently presented at the
Paris Conference in June 2008 (p. 57) to gain support from the international community for its
implementation.
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Structure of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy
(Source: Government of Afghanistan)
Security
Governance
Social and Economic Development
Sub Pillar 1
Sub Pillar 2
Sub Pillar 3
Sub Pillar 4
Sub Pillar D
Sub Pillar 6
Sub Pillar 7
Sub Pillar 8
Security
Good
Governance &
Rule of Law
Infrastructure &
Natural
Resources
Education
& Culture
Health &
Nutrition
Agriculture &
Rural
Development
Social
Protection
Economic
Governance
& Private
Sector Devmt
Sectors
Energy
Transportation
Jater
Resources
Management
Culture,
Media &
Youth
Education
Health &
Nutrition
Agriculture &
Rural
Development
Social
Protection
Refugees,
Returnees &
Internally
Displaced
Private
Sector
Development
& Trade
Security
Justice and
Rule of Law
Governance,
Public
Administrative
Reform &
Human Rights
Displaced
Persons
Information &
Communications
Technology
Urban
Development
Mining
Institutional Reforms & Capacity Building
Gender Equity
Counter Narcotics
Regional Cooperation
Anti-Corruption
Environment
Human Rights
Religious
Affairs
Cross-Cutting Issues
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The ANDS articulates both a policy framework and a road map for implementationB Together with
the Afghanistan
Compact (pB 11), the ANDS is meant to provide a path to achieving Afghanistan’s
Millennium Development Goals (MDG, pB 48) by 2020B
The precursor to the �nal ANDS was the Interim ANDS (I-ANDS), which was approved by the Afghan
government in December 200D and presented with the Afghanistan Compact at the January
2006 London Conference (p. 46). In 2006, the Government and its international partners began
to implement the I-ANDS and to develop it into a full strategy to meet the requirements of a PRSPB
The I-ANDS covered the period 2006-10 and was linked intrinsically to the implementation of the
Afghanistan Compact; every Compact benchmark was re�ected as a �ve-year strategic objective
in the interim strategy.
The preparation of the full ANDS was coordinated by the ANDS Secretariat and supervised by the
ANDS Oversight Committee (OSC), comprising seven cabinet ministersB The Joint Coordination
and Monitoring
Board (JCMB, pB 40), the high-level governing body overseeing the implementation
of the Afghanistan Compact, also provided guidance for preparation of the ANDSB
The sector strategies, completed by the end of 2007, were drafted by Sector Strategy Development
Groups (SSDGs) comprising representatives from sector ministries, the ANDS Secretariat,
Ministry
of Finance, and the cross-cutting themesB
The �rst step in the ANDS development process was the preparation of 43 individual strategies by
all government ministries and agencies, following a template provided by the ANDS SecretariatB
After their completion in mid-2007, these were then vetted and strengthened, and their strategic
priorities and funding allocations were aligned, by means of extensive consultation. Through
Consultative Groups (CG), donor dialogue meetings, and poverty analysis based on National Risk
and Vulnerability Assessments (CSO, pB 2D), these ministry and agency strategies were reviewed
and improved before being merged into draft sector strategies. A subnational consultation process
In accordance with the Afghanistan Compact, the priorities and challenges of the �nal ANDS are
organised under three broad pillars: 1) Security; 2) Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights;
and 3) Economic and Social DevelopmentB The �nal ANDS comprises strategies for 17 sectors,
which fall under eight sub-pillars:
I) Security; II) Good Governance; III) Infrastructure and Natural Resources; IV) Education and
Culture; V) Health and Nutrition; VI) Agriculture and Rural Development; VII) Social Protection; and
VIII) Economic Governance and Private Sector DevelopmentB
It also includes strategies for six cross-cutting issues: Capacity Building, Gender Equity, Counter
Narcotics, Regional Cooperation, Anti-Corruption, and EnvironmentB
The sector strategies cover the period SY1387-13E1 (2007-08 to 2012-13)B They can be downloaded
from: wwwBandsBgovBaf/ands/ands_docs/indexBaspB
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organised in all 34 provinces in 2007, which resulted in
Provincial Development Plans (PDP, pB
DE), was aimed at ensuring the �nal ANDS re�ected a broad consensus on development priorities
within Afghan society.
After the sector strategies were �nalised, the ANDS Oversight Committee prioritised them using
approved criteria, including implementation resources available for the �ve years that followed (as
identi�ed by the ANDS Macroeconomic Framework)B
The ANDS Secretariat, in cooperation with the line ministries, combined the sector strategies
into the draft ANDSB The �nal ANDS was reviewed by the CGs and sent for approval to the ANDS
Oversight Committee, ensuring that the strategy as a whole was in line with government priorities
and the Afghanistan Compact benchmarks.
Jith the �nalisation of the ANDS document in 2008, the GoA focused on implementing and
monitoring the sector strategiesB The ANDS Oversight Committee was restructured into the
Government Coordinating Committee (GCC), responsible for the high-level coordination of the
ANDS processB Jhile line ministries have the primary responsibility for implementation of the
ANDS, the Ministries of Finance and Economy take the lead role in management and monitoringB
To do so, the ANDS Directorate responsible for Coordination of Implementation and Development
was established in the MoF, as well as the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit in the Ministry of
Economy.
The �rst ANDS annual report was developed in 200EB Soon after, a new political and governance
initiative began which included a reprioritisation and focus on the implementation of the ANDSB
For more on this, see Kabul Conference and Kabul Process (pB 43) and Clusters and National
Priority Programmes (p. 27).
Afghanistan New Beginnings Programme (ANBP)
www.anbp.af.undp.org
The Afghanistan New Beginnings Programme (ANBP) is a UNDP-sponsored project established
in April 2003 to implement the Afghan government’s goal of
Disarmament, Demobilisation and
Reintegration (DDR)B ANBP has since evolved to encompass the Disbandment of Illegal Armed
Groups (DIAG) and Anti-Personnel Mine & Ammunition Stockpile Destruction (APMASD)B
The government �rst announced its intention to pursue a national voluntary DDR process at the
Tokyo Meeting (pB 63) in February 2003, as part of its
Security Sector Reform (SSR, p. 61) strategy.
Through DDR, the Afghan Military Forces (AMF)—comprising the Northern Alliance, warlord
militias, and other Taliban-era armed groups—were supposed to surrender their weapons and
be reintegrated into civilian lifeB Soldiers who handed in their weapons through the DDR process
received a medal and a certi�cate, and were offered a range of reintegration packages, such as
vocational training, agricultural training, and small-business opportunitiesB
ANBP completed the disarmament and demobilisation segments of the DDR process by June
2005, and reintegration activities continued until June 2006. The ANBP’s original mandate was
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to demobilise and reintegrate 100,000 soldiers over three years, though this number was later
revised downwardB Jhen the DDR process formally came to an end in June 2006, 63,380 former
AMF of�cers and soldiers had been disarmed and 2DE AMF units had been decommissionedB A vast
majority of these ex-combatants, DD,804, chose one of the reintegration options, which bene�ted
D3,41D of them, leaving aside 2,7DE drop-outsB Only 2B3 percent of the former combatants chose
to join the Afghan National Army (ANA, p. 4).
Jith the completion of DDR in 200D, ANBP shifted its focus to support the government’s
APMASD and DIAG initiativesB Implemented by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), APMASD assisted
the government in meeting its obligations as a State Party to the Convention on the Prohibition
of Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction
(more commonly known as the Ottawa Convention). By the time the project was completed
in January 2009, it had surveyed a total of nearly 37,000 metric tonnes of ammunition and
destroyed approximately 20,000 metric tonsB In addition, over D00,000 anti-personnel mines
were destroyed.
DIAG, which is slated to end in March 2011, is designed to disband the estimated 100,000 armed
militia �ghters operating outside the former AMFB Jhile DDR was a voluntary process, DIAG is
mandatory and supported by both presidential decree and national legislationB DIAG focuses on
securing a safe environment and projects that will bene�t communitiesB In districts with particularly
complex security situations, ANBP has evolved to deliver livelihood assistance projectsB DIAG Support
Projects (DSP) are designed to encourage disarmament and demonstrate DIAG’s commitment
to developing local communities by providing alternative livelihood opportunities, including skills
training in areas such as dairy cow and sheep rearing, honey bee-keeping, and poultry production
Supported by ANBP, DIAG is a government-led project under the authority of the Disarmament
& Reintegration Commission (D&RC)B DIAG strategy, development and operations are led by the
D&RC, assisted by DIAG’s Joint SecretariatB The Joint Secretariat includes representatives from
National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Ministry of Interior
(MoI), the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA, p. 63), and the International
Security Assistance Force (ISAF, pB 3E)B ANBP directly provides personnel, policy, technical
and logistic support in the implementation of DIAG, including support to the Joint SecretariatB
In November 2008, a DIAG Unit was established within the MoI to enhance the government’s
capacity to implement the initiative on its own.
By September 2010, DIAG had collected approximately D1,873 weapons; 140 districts had been
targeted and of those, E8 districts were declared “DIAG compliantB” The 42 “non-compliant”
districts had a higher proportion of
Anti Government Elements (AGEs), hindering the ability of DIAG
to implement its mandateB UNDP states that “it is hoped that the recently launched
Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP, p. 18) should enable disarmament and reintegration
of combatants to be successfully carried out in the harder districtsB”
Kabul Conference Prioritisation and Implementation Plans (see pB 43) state that DIAG
programs will assist with demobilisation and that “a consolidated organisational structure will
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emerge,” which will combine the “existing capacity” of DIAG and the Afghan government’s Peace
through Strength (PTS) program, and both will be used to support APRP. At present, it is unclear
exactly how this structure will develop over the course of 2011; however, it is clear that ANBP is
currently providing considerable technical support to APRP, and that DIAG will be heavily involved
with the APRP.
Afghanistan NGO Safety Of�ce (ANSO)
www.afgnso.org
The Afghanistan NGO Safety Of�ce (ANSO), established in 2003, provides a free security advice
service catering speci�cally to the needs of the NGO community in AfghanistanB It is �nanced by
European Commission Humanitarian Aid Of�ce (ECHO), the Swiss Agency for Development and
Cooperation (SDC), and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign AffairsB In July 2006, ANSO came under
the administration of Welthungerhilfe (formerly known as German Agro Action); it was previously
under the auspices of the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
ANSO is headquartered in Kabul and has regional of�ces in Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif, Herat, Jalalabad
and Kandahar. All of ANSO’s national and international staff are experienced in safety and security
matters. NGOs registered with ANSO have access to regularly scheduled services, which include:
Daily threat warnings and security alerts, weekly incident listings, and biweekly and quarterly
reports analysing and projecting security trends
Weekly regional security meetings
Monthly orientations for staff of NGOs
Representation of NGOs in relations with national and international security agencies
Training for guards and radio operators
ANSO may also provide other services upon request, depending on available capacity. These include:
Countrywide safety information for NGO movement
Reviews of member NGOs’ security plans and site security
Security-related statistical data and analysis
Crisis response services
Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP)
The Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP), signed by President Karzai in June
2010, aims to reintegrate into Afghan society all members of the armed opposition who are willing
to renounce violence and accept Afghanistan’s constitutionB It is budgeted at a total of $784
million, and has received initial pledges from foreign donor governments.
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The APRP is led by the High Peace Council, whose members were appointed by President Karzai
in September 2010. The programme is being implemented by the Joint Secretariat under the
direction of the Chief Executive Of�cer (CEO), with Provincial and District Governors coordinating
the support of line ministries for local-level processesB Security for villages/districts participating
in the APRP is provided mainly by Afghan
National Security Forces (ANSF) with the support of the
International
Security Assistance Force (ISAF, pB 3E)/Coalition Forces (pB 2E)B
The Government strategy has three pillarsB The �rst is the strengthening of security and civilian
institutions of governance to promote peace and reintegration. The second is the facilitation of
the political conditions and support to the Afghan people to establish an enduring and just peace.
The third is enhancement of national, regional and international support and consensus to foster
peace and stability. These efforts are split between two broad categories that are intended to
operate simultaneously:
Strategic reconciliation
The strategic and political level focuses on the leadership of the insurgency and includes addressing
the problem of sanctuaries, constructing measures for removal of names from the UN sanction
list, ensuring the severance of links with
al-Qaeda, and securing political accommodation and
potential exile to a third country.
Peace and reintegration at tactical and operational levels
This level focuses on the reintegration of foot soldiers, small groups, and local leaders who form
the bulk of the insurgencyB This includes: promoting con�dence-building measures; seeking
afwa
(forgiveness) among the government, ex-combatants, and communities; providing support for
demobilisation; removing names from target/black lists; granting political amnesty; arranging
local security guarantees and longer-term processes of vocational training; providing Islamic and
literacy education; creating job opportunities and resettlement options on a case-by-case basis;
and offering independent mediation and facilitation services when requested. The peace and
reintegration component of the APRP has been divided into three stages.
Activities for social outreach, con�dence building, negotiations involving government and NGOs,
1.
and the mobilisation of local
shuras
(councils) to reach out to communities that demonstrate
intent to join the peace process. In addition, the programme commits to funding technical and
operational assistance for developing peace-building capacity at the national, provincial and
district levels, assessments and surveys in priority areas, strategic communications, oversight,
monitoring and evaluation, grievance resolution, human rights monitoring, an early warning
mechanism to mitigate impending con�ict, and free and responsible debateB This stage
involves civil society groups and existing traditional mechanisms (including Afghan con�ict
resolution NGOs), religious and community leaders, members of the Ulema Council, and the
Ministry of Border and Tribal Affairs, for the process of grievance resolution.
A E0-day demobilisation process whereby a disarming combatant is registered in the
Reintegration Tracking and Monitoring Database managed by the Joint Secretariat, provided
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with an identi�cation card guaranteeing freedom of movement, and given amnestyB Jhile it is
expected that many combatants will return home, the APRP commits to addressing relocation
and resettlement requests. Communities will vouch for individuals who will reintegrate, using
a system modelled on the
Community Development Council (CDC, see pB D3) electionsB
Designed to “consolidate peace and support community recovery,” this stage comprises of
offering a “menu of options” to the former armed opposition, based on the capacity, security
and diversity of needs of their communities. This includes such measures as: improving access
to basic services, civic education, literacy, technical and vocational education/training, and
employment. Other avenues include: an agricultural conservation corps, public works corps,
and integration into the ANSFB
The APRP documents state that the immediate priority provinces for introduction of the programme
are Helmand, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Khost, Baghlan, Badghis, Kunduz, and Herat. However, it is
also stated that “the programme is �exible and will respond to emerging opportunities in any
province depending on the availability of resources and capacityB”
The APRP is the most comprehensive of any reintegration and reconciliation programme yet
implemented in Afghanistan. Previous efforts include the Afghanistan New Beginnings Programme’s
Disarmament and Demobilisation and Reintegration (see ANBP, pB 16), Disbandment of Illegal
Armed Groups (DIAG) and the Afghan-led
Strengthening the Peace Programme (PTS). The existing
structures of the PTS and DIAG programmes will be incorporated into the APRPB
Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF)
wwwBworldbankBorg/artf
The Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) was established in April 2002 as a means for
coordinating donor funds in support of the Afghan government’s recurrent expendituresB The Fund is
now one of the most important delivery mechanisms for channeling aid into the Afghan government’s
Core
Budget (National Budget, p. 50)—not only for salaries and operating costs but also for priority
development programmes aimed at achieving the country’s national development targets.
As of September 2010, $4BD2 billion has been pledged to the ARTF by 32 international donorsB
The ARTF Management Committee consists of: the
World Bank (the administrator), the Islamic
Development Bank (IDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Assistance
Mission in Afghanistan and
UNDP (UN, pB 63)B During SY1388 (200E-10), ARTF handled $6D7
million in donor contributionsB For SY138E (2010-11), pledges have reached $8E0 millionB Since
the ARTF’s inception (until September 2010), $2B1 billion has been disbursed to the Government
to �nance recurrent costs, and $1B1D billion has been disbursed for investment projectsB
The Government encourages donors to channel funding through the ARTF rather than through
NGOs or other actors, because it sees the Fund as a way of increasing Afghan ownership of
the reconstruction process, facilitating the tracking and coordination of aid, and increasing
transparencyB Jhen donating funds to the ARTF, donors are able to specify a preference for
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supporting a particular government project or programme; such preferences are limited to 50
percent of an agency’s annual contribution.
ARTF has �nanced several core national development programmes, including the
Solidarity Programme (NSP, p. 53), the National Emergency Employment Programme (NEEP), the
Educational Quality Improvement Project (EQUIP), the
Emergency Telecommunications Project,
Micro�nance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA, pB 47), and rural and urban
water supply and sanitationB More recently, ARTF has been channeling pooled �nance toward
projects as part of the justice sector strategy and for the Civil Service Commission’s Management
Capacity Program (an effort to recruit quali�ed Afghans into line ministries), and the
Health Sector
Emergency Reconstruction and Development ProjectB
Following its second external evaluation, completed in August 2008, the ARTF is evolving toward
a more programmatic, sector-oriented funding mechanism to drive the implementation of
National Development Strategy (ANDS, pB 13) prioritiesB In December 2008, ARTF
donors agreed with the Government of Afghanistan to establish the ARTF Incentive Program within
the Recurrent Cost Jindow of the ARTFB The objective of the Incentive Program is to support the
government’s reform agenda and progress towards �scal sustainabilityB Funds are made available
to the government’s budget on the basis of actual performance.
The largest contributors to the Fund are the United Kingdom, the United States, and CanadaB Other
donors include 15 European countries, the European Commission, India, Iran, Turkey, Australia,
and the Gulf States.
Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program
wwwBmrrdBgovBaf/aredp
The Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program (AREDP) is a national level �ve-year
project which aims to jump-start private sector growth in rural AfghanistanB Estimated at $87B2
million, AREDP is managed by the Government of Afghanistan through the AREDP Program
Management Of�ce (PMO) within the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD),
and is supported by the World Bank, the
Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF, pB 20), and
other bilateral donorsB The programme of�cially began in June 2010B
AREDP seeks to cluster smaller existing micro-enterprises as well as community groups and
associations, transforming them into larger, more ef�cient enterprise associations to tap the bene�ts
of aggregation and scale of economy. The project is comprised of three key components:
Community-Led Enterprise Development
: This component aims to create Savings Groups (SGs),
Enterprise Groups (EGs), and
Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs)B These institutions
will be assisted and trained to build their own capacities, increase the value of trading, ensure
production is oriented toward identi�ed market opportunities, and create access to creditB
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Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development
: This component aims to support the
emergence of a stronger SME sector with improved trading linkages with the rural economy and
adequate access to �nancial servicesB The project will identify key value chains, choke points, and
skill gaps in each province, and enable SMEs to gain access to technical support necessary for
market development.
Project Implementation Support
: This component will support MRRD project management,
monitoring and evaluation; governance and accountability action plan design; gender action plan
design and implementation; and third-party auditsB
Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR)
www.acbar.org
The Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR) is an umbrella organisation that promotes
transparency and accountability and facilitates coordination among NGOs in Afghanistan. ACBAR
was established in 1988 by NGOs working with Afghan refugees in Pakistan and acts as a conduit
for information between the UN, NGOs, donors, and the Afghan government. Among its funders are
the European Union, the Dutch government, the Asian Development Bank and its NGO membersB
ACBAR has a membership of 105 national and international NGOs. All applicants must meet
certain criteria and are required to sign the Afghanistan NGO Code of Conduct (p. 55). The General
Assembly of the ACBAR membership meets twice a year, and the 16 members of the steering
committee meet monthly in Kabul. The chairperson of the committee is always Afghan, while
other members are representatives of both Afghan and international NGOs.
ACBAR organises its work along four basic lines: the InfoCoord team is responsible for
disseminating information, organising meetings, keeping record of NGOs activities across the
country, maintaining an NGO Directory, and other communication initiatives; the Advocacy and
Policy team facilitates the exchange of views and information among NGOs to help them “develop
and sustain a joint, �eld-led voice on key issues as they develop; the Code of Conduct team
is responsible for promoting and monitoring good governance practices among NGOs; the Civil
Society and State Institutions Interaction team is responsible for working jointly with other NGO/
Civil Society networks to structure and strengthen civil society organisations’ relationships with
the government and the parliament.
ACBAR also assists in the appointment of NGO representatives to government-led, inter-agency
coordination mechanisms, and has recently been advising NGOs on the Income Tax Law and the
Labor Law. ACBAR represented the NGO community at the
Afghanistan Development Forum in
2004, 2005 and 2007; NGOs and the civil society at the 2008 Paris Conference (p. 57) and the
2009 Hague Conference (p. 36); and NGOs and Civil Society at the 2010 London conference.
In addition to its main of�ce in Kabul, ACBAR has sub-of�ces in Herat, Jalalabad and Mazar-i-
SharifB The ACBAR website includes a well-known job announcement boardB
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Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS)
The Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) was developed in 2002 by the Ministry of Public
Health (MoPH) in collaboration with major donors. It has two objectives: 1) to provide a standardised
package of health services which forms the core of service delivery in all primary healthcare
facilities and 2) to promote a redistribution of health services by providing equitable access based
on population density.
The BPHS entails basic services at low cost and addresses the main causes of morbidity
and mortality. It has a strong focus on conditions that affect women and children. In line with
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs, pB 48), the BPHS aims to provide health
services to all Afghans, especially those who are poor and live in remote and rural areas.
As of December 200E, in agreement with its major donors—primarily the Jorld Bank, USAID,
and the European Commission—the MoPH has contracted NGOs to deliver the BPHS in 31 out of
34 provinces and has contracted its own Provincial Health Of�ces to deliver the BPHS in three
provinces.
The de�ned package is offered by �ve levels of facility: 1) health posts, 2) health sub-centres,
3) basic health centres, 4) comprehensive health centres, and 5) district hospitals, as well
as by Mobile Teams in very remote areasB The BPHS also provides standards for staf�ng and
infrastructure reconstruction and rehabilitation for these facilities. The BPHS has been revised to
add physical therapists and psychosocial counsellors to selected health facilities, and primary eye
care to the list of basic services to be made available.
Approximately 57 percent of the Afghan population live within an hour’s walk of the nearest public
health facility (
NRVA 2007-2008)B
Berlin Meeting and Declarations
On 31 March–1 April 2004, Afghanistan’s major donors and development partners attended
a meeting in Berlin at which the Afghan government presented a major fundraising document,
Securing Afghanistan’s Future (SAF)B The document concluded that the funds required
to rebuild Afghanistan to a stage where it is a self-suf�cient and stable state were approximately
$27B4 billion over the following seven years—substantially more than the $1D billion over ten years
requested at the January 2002 Tokyo Ministerial Meeting (p. 63). At the Berlin meeting, donors
pledged $8B2 billion for the following three years and met the government’s immediate need of
$4B2 billion for the 2004-0D �scal yearB
In addition to discussing the SAF document, the Berlin Meeting gave the Afghan government
an opportunity to give a progress report on the implementation of the Bonn Agreement and to
present its current planB “The Jay Ahead: The Jork Plan of the Afghan Government” set out
an ambitious agenda for
Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (see ANBP, pB 16);
election-related activities; and initiatives for public administration, �scal management, economic
and social development, gender, counter-narcotics, rule of law, and human rightsB
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The participants at the meeting signed the
Berlin Declaration, in which the international community
committed to continue supporting the Afghan government in its mission to implement the Bonn
Agreement, improve the security situation, and move forward with its development agenda. A
further agreement, the Berlin Declaration on Counter Narcotics, was signed by Afghanistan, China,
Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. In this declaration, Afghanistan and its
neighbours agreed to improve coordination in their efforts to eliminate the cultivation, production
Bonn Agreement
Bonn Agreement set out a timetable for the re-establishment of permanent government
institutions in Afghanistan, and served as a roadmap for the creation of provisional arrangements
until permanent ones could be put in placeB It was signed on D December 2001 by representatives
of various Afghan factions (excluding the Taliban) at the conclusion of the
UN-sponsored Bonn
Conference on Afghanistan.
The Bonn Agreement laid out several processes, including the Emergency Loya Jirga (ELJ,
p. 34) and the Constitutional Loya Jirga (CLJ, p. 30), through which power would be exercised
and then transferred over time to a fully representative government selected through free and
fair electionsB It provided for the sovereignty of Afghanistan to reside �rst in the
Afghan Interim
Authority (AIA), then in the Afghan Transitional Authority (ATA, p. 8), and ultimately in an elected
government.
The Bonn Agreement was largely adhered to, although security conditions affected timelines. The
Afghan government and the UN successfully established most of the provisional arrangements
called for, except for the withdrawal of “military units from Kabul and other urban centres or other
areas in which the UN mandated force is deployedB” The last milestones of the Agreement were
the presidential and parliamentary elections that took place in October 2004 and September
2005, respectively. In January 2006, the Bonn Agreement was replaced by the Afghanistan
Compact (p. 11).
Calendars in Afghanistan
Three calendar systems are used in Afghanistan:
Hijrah-i Shamsi
(solar Islamic) calendar, Afghanistan’s of�cial calendar, established in the
Constitution and in use of�cially since 1ED7 (month names differ from the Iranian or Persian
forms). In 2011, the Afghan year begins on 1 Hamal 1390 (21 March 2011).
(lunar Islamic) calendar, used for religious events and holidays.
The Gregorian calendar, or
(solar Christian), used in international relations.
The website wwwBnongnuBorg/afghancalendar provides downloadable versions of Afghanistan’s
of�cial calendarsB
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To convert dates between
and Gregorian years (or to Persian dates using Iranian names) see:
wwwBfourmilabBch/documents/calendar
wwwBiranchamberBcom/calendar/converter/iranian_calendar_converterBphp
www.cso.gov.af
The Central Statistics Organization (CSO) is the central government agency responsible for the
collection and dissemination of of�cial statisticsB The CSO collects and analyses data from other
government entities—on national accounts, price indexes, external trade, and population and
demographics—to be used for monitoring economic, �nancial and structural policies as well as
other activities.
Established in 1973, the CSO was declared an independent body by presidential decree in March
2006B It has 800 staff, located at CSO headquarters in Kabul and its provincial sub-of�cesB The
CSO reports directly to the President and is advised by the National Statistics Committee and the
National Census Committee (temporarily set up to carry out the national census). Both committees
include representatives from many ministries and from the private sector.
The work of the CSO is grouped into ten major departments: economic statistics; demographic and
social statistics; national accounts; operations; publication and dissemination; strategic planning and
donor relations; administration; internal evaluation and audit; staff training centre; and a secretariat.
Each year, the CSO produces the
Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook
, the
Consumer Price Index
Yearbook
, the
Afghanistan Trade Statistical Yearbook
(a publication focused on foreign trade),
and the
Estimated Population of Afghanistan
(with data on gender and rural-urban residence
at the provincial and local levels). The CSO also publishes a quarterly volume on foreign trade
statistics, the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) and daily updates on consumer price indexes
in Kabul and JalalabadB CSO publications are generally printed in Dari, Pashto and English, with
information updates regularly reported on the CSO website.
In 2004, the CSO created a Statistical Master Plan (SMP) with the assistance of the World Bank,
the Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the UK’s DFIDB Approved in
2005, the SMP outlined a programme designed to build capacity within the CSO to collect the
national data required by the government for its programming. In 2008, the CSO conducted a
survey of facilities for disabled individuals in Kabul. In 2009, it implemented surveys for economic
organisations, and female participation in national-level decision makingB
The CSO plans to carry out the national population census mandated by the Bonn Agreement
(p. 24). The last census of this scope was begun in 1979 but was never completed. The CSO has
been involved in pre-census activities since 2003; in mid-2007, the CSO initiated a pilot census
to identify obstacles and initial household listings for all 34 provinces were completed in 2009.
The census proper will take approximately 21 days and require approximately 37,000 staff with a
$62 million budget, and may take place in 2011B
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The CSO and the Ministry of
Rural Rehabilitation and Development, with cooperation from the
European Commission, released the �ndings from the 2007/8 National Risk and Vulnerability
Assessment (NRVA) in October 200EB This latest NRVA was a shift away from short-term data
collection to a year-round strategyB Fieldwork was conducted from August 2007 to August 2008,
which aimed to capture the seasonality of consumption to improve the quality of collected
data, and to �eld a smaller group of carefully selected interviewersB The assessment collected
information on: population structure and change, labour force characteristics, agriculture,
poverty and equality, education, health, housing, position of women, and household shocks and
community preferencesB NRVA 2007/08 indicated that the national poverty rate for Afghanistan
is 36 percent, meaning that approximately nine million Afghans are not able to meet their basic
consumption and other needs. In addition, there are many more people near that poverty level
and a single negative shock can move many more into povertyB Data results and reports from
NRVA activities are available on the website of the CSOB
All organisations planning to conduct statistical research in Afghanistan are required by law to
coordinate their activities with the CSO.
Civil Society and Human Rights Network (CSHRN)
www.cshrn.af
The Civil Society and Human Rights Network (CSHRN) aims to increase respect for human rights
in Afghanistan through the establishment of a strong human rights movementB Founded by 2D
Afghan organisations in August 2004, today CSHRN consists of 70 member organisations working
with an additional 100 partner organisations.
CSHRN member organisations work individually and collectively for human rights, including
women’s and children’s rights, freedom of speech, press freedom and the rule of law. Working
to facilitate and maintain a dialogue with state institutions, CSHRN organises debates between
member organisations, state institutions and traditional leaders.
CSHRN has an experienced pool of trainers who have developed a range of training manuals
speci�cally tailored to the Afghan context, focusing on human rights, con�ict transformation,
transitional justice and women’s rights. CSHRN uses the media to educate and promote a human
rights discourse. Working with the radio channel Good Morning Afghanistan, CSHRN produces the
weekly human rights programme, The VoiceB CSHRN also uses local radio in Mazar-i-Sharif and
Herat. In addition to the CSHRN quarterly magazine
, the CSHRN runs a human rights
page in the weekly family magazine
CSHRN is headquartered in Kabul, with provincial of�ces in Jalalabad, Mazar-i-Sharif, Bamiyan
and Herat. Member organisations constitute the CSHRN General Assembly, the overall policy and
decision-making body of the networkB A Steering Committee of eleven elected members ensures
that CSHRN activities adhere to the agreed statutes and strategy.
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Clusters and National Priority Programs (NPPs)
The Afghan government proposed a realignment of ministries into “clusters” at the
London
Conference 2010 (p. 46) to prioritise the implementation of the Afghanistan
National Development
Strategy (ANDS, pB 13)B This was related to themes discussed at the conference surrounding national
stability, job creation and economic growth, and representative and accountable governance.
The government held ministerial-level meetings and consultations to develop the clusters and their
associated National Priority Programs (NPPs) and presented a workplan for the various cluster
groups at the Kabul Conference in July (p. 43). The rationale for clusters and the NPPs also includes
enhanced monitoring and evaluation and an integrated approach to budget policy formation.
NPP summaries and targets have been integrated into the Afghanistan National Development
Strategy Prioritization and Implementation Plan, which outlines the following cluster structures:
Governance Cluster
The Supreme Court,
Ministry of Justice, Of�ce of the
Attorney General, Independent Administrative
Reform and Civil Service Commission,
Independent Directorate of Local Governance, High Of�ce
of Oversight for Implementation of Anti-Corruption Strategy, Of�ce of Administrative Affairs,
Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, and
Ministry of FinanceB The Ministry of
Rural Rehabilitation and Development, the Ministry of Interior, and the Controller and Audit Of�ce
are also represented in working groups.
Governance National Priority Programs:
National Priority Program for Financial and Economic Reforms
1.
Program for National Transparency and Accountability
Afghanistan Program for Ef�cient and Effective Government
National Program on Local Governance
National Program of Law and Justice for All
National Program for Human Rights and Civic Responsibilities
Economic and Infrastructure Development (EID) Cluster:
The Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Transportation and Civil Aviation, Ministry of Public Works,
Ministry of Energy and Water, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Communications
and Information Technology,
Ministry of Urban Development, and
Kabul Municipality.
EID National Priority Programs:
Connecting Afghanistan to the region, and the rest of the world
1.
Progressing Afghanistan’s �nancial independence through strategic partnerships with
extractive industries
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Delivering cost-effective energy to industries/communities
Improving urban livelihoods
Facilitating private sector led inclusive growth including increasing employment and trading
opportunities
Fostering an open information society
Agriculture and Rural Development Cluster (ARD):
The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and
Development, the
Ministry of Energy and Water, and the
Ministry of Counter-NarcoticsB
ARD National Priority Programs:
National Jater and Natural Resources Development
1.
National Comprehensive Agriculture Production and Market Development
National Rural Access
Human Resource Development (HRD) Cluster:
The Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of
Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled, and
Ministry of Public Health.
HRD National Priority Programs:
Facilitation of Sustainable Decent Jork through Skills-Development and Market-Friendly
1.
Regulation
Education for All
Expanding Opportunities for Higher Education
Capacity Development to Accelerate National Action Plan for the Jomen of Afghanistan
Implementation
Human Resources for Health
Security Cluster
The exact structure of the security cluster is not outlined in the of�cial Kabul Process documentsB
However, the major security-focused initiatives emerging from the process include the
Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP, p. 18) and the transition of security responsibility to
Afghan National Security ForcesB See also Security Sector
Reform, page 61.
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Coalition Forces (CF)
wwwBcstc-aBcom, wwwBcjtf101Bcom
Coalition Forces (CF) is the general term used to describe the US-led military organisation that has
been in Afghanistan since late 2001. They are distinct from the
UN Security Council-mandated
International Security
Assistance Force (ISAF, pB 3E) that is also operating in AfghanistanB
CF supported the Northern Alliance to overthrow the Taliban regime in November 2001B Under the
mission of
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), these troops continue to operate in Afghanistan
and reshape the posture of the Afghan defence forces, who will ultimately be responsible for
providing long-term stability in AfghanistanB CF are a key partner in implementing the Afghan
government’s Security Sector Reform (SSR, p. 61).
Though non-ISAF US troops in Afghanistan continue to be called Coalition Forces outside of the
military, they were reorganised in February 2004 and renamed Combined Forces Command–
Afghanistan (CFC-A)B In 2004-0D, CFC-A began transferring regional command to ISAF, beginning
with the West and North; in July 2006, command of the southern provinces was transferred.
Command of the �nal quarter of the country, the east, was handed over in October 2006, leaving
ISAF in charge of maintaining security in all of Afghanistan (since October 2008, however,
United
States Forces Afghanistan LUSFOR-A] has assumed OEF responsibility, in coordination with ISAF,
for the eastern regional command)B After the 2006 handover to ISAF, CFC-A was inactivated as a
coalition headquarters; the remaining non-ISAF US troops (then falling under Combined Joint Task
Force 76 and Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan LCSTC-A] commands) were
ultimately overseen by US Central Command (CENTCOM).
Coalition Forces, most recently reorganised in October 2008 as US Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A),
are overseen by CENTCOM, while ISAF is a NATO-led forceB Since 6 October 2008, however,
both USFOR-A and ISAF have fallen under a single commanderB On that day, General David DB
McKiernan, the senior-most US military of�cer in Afghanistan, was also named commander of
USFOR-A after having assumed command of ISAF in June 2008B General Stanley McChrystal held
the post from April 200E until his removal in June 2010, after which General David Petraeus took
USFOR-A was established to enhance the coordination and effectiveness of US support to the ISAF
missionB It is intended to improve the unity of ISAF and US-led efforts by aligning and streamlining
command and control of all US forces serving in Afghanistan. In January 2010, approximately
13,D00 troops were assigned to USFOR-AB USFOR-A has two primary subordinate commands:
Combined Joint Task Force 101 based at Bagram Air Field, which is responsible for counter-
terrorism and reconstruction operations.
Combined Security Transition Command–Afghanistan (CSTC-A), headquartered at Camp
Eggers in Kabul, oversees CF involvement in the Afghan security sector, including training of
Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)B
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Under CSTC-A’s operational control is
Task Force Phoenix, responsible for training, mentoring
and advising the Afghan National Army (p. 4) and the Afghan National Police (p. 5).
CSTC-A is a joint service, coalition organisation with military personnel from the United States
and other troop-contributing nations, as well as contracted civilian advisors, mentors and
trainers.
Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) and
Humanitarian Action Plan (HAP)
The 2010 Humanitarian Action Plan (HAP) for Afghanistan marked the �rst time since 2002 that
humanitarian actors convened to develop a coherent plan to address the chronic needs of the
Afghan people. With input from 47 organisations, the HAP outlined the humanitarian community’s
plans and collective strategyB HAP priorities focused on a cross-section of humanitarian, recovery
and development needs and vulnerabilities caused by a combination of extreme poverty,
increasing insecurity, natural disasters and weak governance. The HAP presented 112 project
proposals with a (revised) total request for $774 million, which was 66B4 percent funded as of 1D
November 2010.
In 2011, the
Afghanistan Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) determined that the Consolidated Appeals
Process (CAP), the global humanitarian strategic planning and fundraising mechanism, will replace
the HAP. The CAP sharpens the focus on preparedness and emergency response with a portfolio
of projects supporting con�ict and natural disaster-affected internally displaced persons, refugee
returnees and host populations as well as unserved chronically vulnerable communities in need of
life-saving assistanceB Support is targeted on life-saving and livelihood saving needs, strengthened
with emergency preparedness and contingency planning to ensure common strategies. Projects are
organised under eleven clusters and sectors: Coordination; Education; Emergency Shelter and Non-
Food Items; Emergency Telecommunications; Food Security and Agriculture; Health; Logistics; Multi-
Sector (for IDP and refugee returnees); Nutrition; Protection; and Jater, Sanitation and HygieneB
The 2011 CAP appeals for USD $678 million for 134 projects, submitted by D1 humanitarian
organisations (23 international NGOs, 16 national NGOs and 12 UN agencies) in consultation with
the Afghan government, and has three strategic objectives:
To provide humanitarian assistance and protection to populations affected by con�ict and
natural disaster
To respond to humanitarian needs resulting from situations of chronic vulnerability
To develop contingency planning on recognised hazards
Constitutional Loya Jirga (CLJ)
The convening of the Constitutional Loya Jirga (CLJ) was the culmination of the process of
agreeing on a new Afghan constitutionB The CLJ opened on 14 December 2003 and continued
for 22 days. Of the 500 delegates, 450 were selected through regional elections, and 50 were
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appointed by President
KarzaiB More than one-�fth of the seats were allocated for special-category
representatives, including women, refugees in Pakistan and Iran, internally displaced peoples
(IDPs), Kuchis, Hindus, and SikhsB
The draft Constitution debated by the CLJ was produced by the
Constitutional Drafting Commission
(CDC) and the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC)B In mid-2003, after a month of civic
education activities, a draft of the Constitution was subject to a public consultation process
around Afghanistan and among refugee communities in Iran and Pakistan. The United Nations
Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA, p. 63) estimates that 178,000 people were reached
through these consultations, 1E percent of whom were womenB The CRC published its �nal draft
of the Constitution on 3 November 2003.
At the CLJ, delegates were divided into working committees to debate the text of the draft
Constitution. A Reconciliation Committee edited the draft text to incorporate the working
committees’ suggestions. Passionate debates, boycotts, and heated arguments featured in the
discussions that took place. A vote was supposed to be taken on all contentious articles, which
mostly regarded form of government, the role of Islam, national languages, the national anthem,
and the dual nationality of ministers. Although no vote took place, on 4 January 2004 a closing
ceremony was held where the delegates signalled their approval of the �nal text by standing upB
The Constitution was of�cially signed on 26 January 2004 by President KarzaiB It provides for
an elected President along with two nominated Vice Presidents, a Cabinet of Ministers, and a
National Assembly (p. 75) with two houses—the lower
Wolesi Jirga
(House of the People) and the
Meshrano Jirga
(House of Elders). It grants equal citizenship to Afghan men and women,
and commits Afghanistan to uphold its international human rights obligations. It states that
Afghanistan is an Islamic Republic and that no law can be contrary to Islam.
An English translation of the Constitution is available on p. 96.
Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (CHA)
wwwBcha-netBor
Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (CHA) is a nonpro�t humanitarian organisation founded
in 1E87B Its core mission is to provide emergency aid for war victims in the �eld, to assist with the
rehabilitation of rural and urban life, and to work with communities for sustainable development
CHA began its operations in two districts in Farah province, but soon expanded into eight
additional provinces: Kabul, Kandahar, Balkh, Herat, Ghor, Faryab, Parwan and KapisaB CHA
employs approximately 2,000 staff, making it one of the largest national NGOs in Afghanistan.
The organisation currently has four departments: Education, Agriculture, Health, and Capacity
Building. CHA, along with the
Organisation for Human Resources Development (OHRD) and
Media Organisation (SMO), is part of a network called
Partners in Development (of�cial registration
is still pending as of November 2010).
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CHA initiatives have included the 2006 Improving Capacity for Integrated Development of
Livelihoods (ICIDL) project in Farah, Herat, Parwan and Ghor Provinces, which includes the aim
of implementing the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS, p. 23) in areas where the national
programme cannot reach. CHA joined the Building Education Support Systems for Teachers
(BESST) consortium in 2007, working directly with the Ministry of Education (MoE) to improve
teaching quality in primary and secondary schools in Kandahar and Herat provinces. In 2008
and 2009, the organisation continued its work in education by founding Education Watch for
Afghanistan, launching the Global Education Campaign, and implementing the
Education Quality
Program for Teachers in Kabul and Parwan provinces.
In 2011, following the footsteps of Education Watch, CHA will also create the Social Services
Jatch of AfghanistanB Discussions are also underway to initiate a joint project with SMO on a
distance-education programme in rural/insecure areas, focusing on girls’ secondary educationB
CHA donors include a wide range of international nongovernmental organisations and foreign aid
agencies, as well as Afghan government ministries.
Counter-Narcotics (CN)
www.mcn.gov.af
At the �rst National Counter Narcotics Conference in December 2004, newly elected President
Hamid Karzai declared counter-narcotics (CN) a priority of his governmentB The cultivation,
production, abuse and traf�cking of narcotic drugs is banned in AfghanistanB
CN is one of �ve pillars in the government’s
Security Sector Reform (SSR, p. 61) policy and a
crosscutting theme in the Afghanistan Compact (p. 11), the
Afghanistan National Development
Strategy (ANDS, pB 13) and, most recently, the
Kabul Process. The
Ministry of Counter Narcotics
(MCN) oversees policy, strategy and coordination of all CN activities, working closely with many
ministries, including the Ministry of Interior Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry
of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, the
Ministry of Public Health, and the
UN Of�ce on
Drugs and Crime (UNODC)B CN initiatives are guided by the
National Drug Control Strategy
(NDCS)B As the strategic framework for the government’s CN efforts, the NDCS identi�es four
key priorities:
Disrupting the drugs trade by targeting traf�ckers and their backers and eliminating the basis
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Strengthening and diversifying licit rural livelihoods
Reducing the demand for illicit drugs and providing treatment for problem drug users
Strengthening state institutions both at the centre and in the provinces
In addition to these priorities, the NDCS outlines eight “pillars of activities”: public awareness,
international and regional cooperation, alternative livelihoods, demand reduction, law enforcement,
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The NDCS is backed by the Counter Narcotics Drug Law, enacted by presidential decree in
December 200D, and Article 7 of the 2004 Constitution, which stipulates that “the state prevents
all types of terrorist activities, cultivation and smuggling of narcotic drugs and production and
consumption of intoxicantsB” As detailed in the Drug Law, the Ministry of Justice has developed an
CN legal framework, and in February 200D created a CN Criminal Justice Task Force to deal with
CN cases and train judges, prosecutors and investigators in CN procedures.
There are two institutions designed to enforce CN legislation, both of which fall under the Deputy
Minister of Interior for Counter Narcotics. The Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA),
expected to develop into a specialised force of more than 2,000 of�cers in the next few years, is the
primary agency responsible for coordinating CN law enforcement, and detecting and investigating
signi�cant drug-traf�cking offencesB It has various central units of CNPA that are mentored by
international bodies, such as the National Interdiction Unit (NIU) and Sensitive Investigative Unit
(SIU), which are mentored by the US
Drug Enforcement AgencyB The
Afghan Special Narcotics
Force carries out interdiction operations throughout Afghanistan, working closely with the CNPAB
CN training is also provided to the Afghan National Police (ANP, p. 5), including the Border Police.
Of the aforementioned NCDS pillars, much weight has been given to Alternative Livelihoods (AL)B
AL aims to provide opium farmers and labourers with alternative crop options, credit mechanisms,
business support, market access, and labour opportunities. In the short term, AL programmes
seek to support those who have lost their livelihoods through self-restraint from planting or forced
eradication of their cropsB This includes cash-for-work projects that build and rehabilitate rural
infrastructure, create greater income generation, and allow skill-building activities for vulnerable
households. In the long term, AL programmes are meant to be comprehensive rural development
initiatives.
Comprehensive Agricultural and Rural Development Facility (CARD-F) programme, launched
in October 2009, mainstreams CN and AL objectives. Two of its stated deliverables are “Reduced
risk of a resurgence in poppy cultivation in and around key economic hubs in Afghanistan, by
creating commercially viable and sustainable alternatives for farmers to earn licit income,”
and “Key interventions to address bottlenecks to legal livelihoods through additional top-up or
gap�lling resourcesB”
According to the Kabul
Process documents, “the targeted outcome for CARD-F’s initial three-year
phase is a tested and proven mechanism for delivery of district-based integrated agriculture and
rural development in selected provinces and districtsB” As of October 2010, an initial CARD-F of
$60 million had been established for 13 district-level Economic Development Packages (EDPs),
but plans to extend coverage to most districts of the country.
CARD-F is Afghan government entity, falling under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture,
Irrigation and Livestock and the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, with strategic
direction and annual plans approved by an Inter-Ministerial Committee chaired by the Minister of
Counter Narcotics.
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Until 2008, CN efforts in Afghanistan had not included a signi�cant component of eradication,
meaning the physical destruction of crops. The eradication that had taken place had been planned
by the Central Eradication Planning and Monitoring Cell within the MCN and carried out by the
Central Poppy Eradication Force (PEF) with assistance from the international communityB Some
eradication was also conducted by provincial governors through the
Governor-Led Eradication
programme (GLE), supplemented by the ANP and Afghan National Army (ANA, p. 4). In 2009, the
PEF was disbanded and focus was placed on GLE for the 2010 seasonB An Eradication Jorking
Group meeting is held weekly by MCN, and includes representatives of the Afghan Government,
the United Kingdom, the United States, the International
Security Assistance Force (ISAF, pB 3E),
and the United Nations (p. 63).
A cabinet sub-committee on CN includes relevant ministers, along with embassy and donor
representativesB There are also several issue-speci�c NDCS working groups under the auspices
of the MCN, and CN is also on the agenda of the high-level
Policy Action Group. A CN Consultative
Group was incorporated into the ANDS processB
Funding for CN initiatives has come from a number of sourcesB Between 200D and 2008, the
Counter Narcotics Trust Fund (CNTF), a multi-donor funding source, contributed to ful�lling the
objectives of the
NDCSB Currently, some funding comes from the
Good Performance Initiative
(GPI), a fund administered by the MCN that is given to provinces that have either remained poppy-
free or made signi�cant steps to reduce poppy cultivationB
Development Assistance Database (DAD)
dadafghanistan.gov.af
With the support of
UNDP, the Afghan government established the Development Assistance
Database (DAD) in June 2002B This web-based database aims to provide up-to-date information
on all projects that fall within the national development budget (see National Budget, p. 50)
as well as some extra-budgetary projectsB The database stores detailed information about the
location of development projects, who is �nancing them, and which organisations are involved in
their implementationB The DAD relies on the provision of data from development project funders
and implementers, including government organisations, development partners and UN agencies.
The database is available in English and DariB
The DAD was originally designed to track the �ow of aid and record the progress of development
and humanitarian projects around the country. It still serves this purpose; however, as the
government of Afghanistan works to develop a more robust budget, the DAD is also used as a
budget formulation database.
Emergency Loya Jirga (ELJ)
As required by the Bonn
Agreement, an Emergency Loya Jirga (ELJ) was held on 11-1E June 2002
to “decide on the transitional authority, including a broad-based transitional administration to
lead Afghanistan until such time as a fully representative government can be elected through
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free and fair elections to be held no later than two years from the date of the convening of the
Emergency Loya JirgaB” The ELJ largely succeeded in its task by electing and swearing in
Karzai (formerly chairman of the Afghan Interim Authority) as President and by approving his
cabinet, thereby forming the Afghan Transitional Authority (ATA, p. 8).
A special independent commission (the Loya Jirga Commission) determined the rules and
procedures for the ELJ, which was to have seats for 1,501 delegates, including 160 women.
In the end 1,650 delegates participated, including more than 200 women. Concerns about
the proceedings and results of the ELJ included: the criteria for the selection of delegates, the
failure to hold a proper vote to choose the structure of government and the cabinet members,
intimidation of delegates, and a perceived lack of transparency throughout the process. The
conduct of participants at the Constitutional Loya Jirga (CLJ, p. 30), held in late 2003, was generally
thought to have been an improvement on that at the ELJ, with fewer reports of intimidation and
European Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL)
wwwBeupol-afgBeu
The European Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL) was established to assist the Afghan
government in building a police force that respects human rights as well as in reforming the
Ministries of Interior and Justice. Its mission is to “contribute to the establishment of sustainable
and effective civil policing arrangements that will ensure appropriate interaction with the wider
criminal justice system under Afghan ownershipB”
EUPOL advises and trains Afghan authorities at the ministerial, regional, provincial and district levels
in six main areas: intelligence-led policing; police chain of command, control and communication;
criminal investigation; anti-corruption strategy; police-prosecutor linkages; and human rights and
gender mainstreaming within the Afghan National Police (ANP, p. 5). Outside of Kabul, EUPOL
personnel are also assigned to various Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT, p. 59).
Originally a German pilot project, the mission was launched in June 2007 by the Council of the
European Union through the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), which enables individual
European nations to collectively act in the �eld of civilian and military crisis managementB
The EUPOL Mission was originally mandated for three years until June 2010. In May 2010, the
Council of the European Union extended the mandate of the mission until 31 May 2013. The
current mission strength is at approximately 290 international staff and 169 local staff. As of
September 2010, the budget was €D4 million (approximately $70 million), contributed by 23 EU
states (with Germany being the largest contributor), Canada, Croatia, Norway and New Zealand. In
July 2010 Brigadier General Jukka Savolainen (Finland) became Head of the Mission, succeeding
Police Commissioner Kai Vittrup of DenmarkB
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Government Media and Information Centre (GMIC)
www.gmic.gov.af
The Government Media and Information Centre (GMIC) was founded by presidential decree in
2007 as an Afghan-led entity to respond to the information needs of the Afghan public, media,
and other national and international stakeholders. The GMIC aims to build trust among the Afghan
public and other stakeholders through: provision of timely and accurate information, continuous
and consistent dissemination, facilitation of coordination and information sharing among acting
agencies in the Afghan government and independent media, and capacity-building for the
government’s information and communication portals.
GMIC consists of two pillars: Programs and Administration. In Programs, three departments
serve the goal of the CentreB The Capacity Building Department builds capacity in the Afghan
government’s communications of�ces by creating and conducting educational activities tied to
their needs. The
Media Relations Department develops and implements mechanisms to enhance
the �ow of information to and from the Afghan public and other stakeholdersB The Public Outreach
Department—the awareness-raising unit within GMIC—develops nation-wide information collection
and dissemination networks through which the Afghan public can be informed about the progress
and activities of the governmentB The Administration pillar supports Programs through the Finance,
Procurement, Human Resources, and Security units.
Hague Conference on Afghanistan
On 31 March 2009, the Netherlands hosted the International Conference on Afghanistan: A
Comprehensive Strategy in a Regional Context at the Jorld Forum in The HagueB The conference
brought together high-ranking of�cials from 72 countries, reaf�rming their commitment to
AfghanistanB In their �nal statement, the participants stressed the need for greater cooperation,
good governance, economic development, and strengthened security in Afghanistan.
Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service
Commission (IARCSC)
www.iarcsc.gov.af
In May 2002, an independent Civil Service Commission was established as required by the Bonn
Agreement to lead the government’s process for Public Administration Reform (PAR, p. 60). Its
responsibilities were subsequently amended and extended by two presidential decrees in June
2003, and the Commission was renamed the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service
Commission (IARCSC).
The Commission’s work is aimed at building a public administration in Afghanistan that is sound,
functional, transparent, effective, accountable, responsible, apolitical and impartial.
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IARCSC’s strategic goals are to:
Draft policies and establish legal infrastructure to allow for administrative reform and
amendments to the salary grade system
Improve organisational structure
Carry out merit-based recruitment and appointment
Improve human resources management for organisational development, planning, and
evaluation, as well as capacity-building
Evaluate the progress of implementing previous and existing reform processes and initiate the
next phase of change and development
The Commission is composed of: a
Civil Services and Management Department (CSMD), a
Civil Service Secretariat (CSS), an Independent Appointments Board, an Independent Appeals
Board, and a
Civil Service Institute (CSI)B The CSMD is responsible for drafting and overseeing
the implementation of policies related to human resources, and training and development.
The CSS provides executive, communications and operations assistance to the Commission
and is responsible for evaluating the implementation of programmesB The Project Design and
Development Unit within the CSMD supports the PAR process by recruiting international and
national professionals to advise in various ministries and other government agencies. The CSI
was founded in 2007 as a training source for civil servants throughout Afghanistan. Courses are
offered in management, information technology, and the English language on both national and
provincial levels.
The Appointments Board is responsible for appointing senior-level civil service of�cials and
supervising the appointment of junior-level of�cialsB The Appeals Board is the forum through which
civil servants can lodge complaints, including those regarding decisions about appointments. Both
boards, though under the auspices of the IARCSC, are independent and function autonomously.
The Commission currently has seven regional of�ces, 34 provincial of�ces, and 27 training centresB
Financial and technical support to the IARCSC and its initiatives have come from the United
Nations Development Programme, the Asian Development Bank, the Jorld Bank, the European
Union, USAID, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Australia, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, and
the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF, pB 20)B
Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG)
The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) was established by presidential decree
on 30 August 2007 with a mandate to improve governance and achieve stability at the sub-national
levelB The IDLG is responsible for supervising provincial and district governors, provincial councils,
and municipalities (except Kabul)B Upon the establishment of other sub-national representative
bodies, these would also fall under the IDLG remitB After a second decree in May 2008, IDLG
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was tasked with leading the process of creating a subnational governance policy for Afghanistan,
which involves 23 ministries and government agencies.
The IDLG’s mission is “to consolidate peace and stability, achieve development and equitable
economic growth and to achieve improvements in service delivery through just, democratic
processes and institutions of good governance at sub-national level thus improving the quality of
life of Afghan citizensB” The Directorate is responsible for a large range of functions and activitiesB
Its priorities, strategy and functions are outlined in its Strategic Framework, its Five Year Strategic
Jorkplan (covering 2008-2013), and the Sub-national Governance Policy (SNGP) that was
approved by the Council of Ministers on 22 March 2010.
IDLG’s achievements include:
The development of the
Sub-National Governance Policy (SNGP), which addresses weaknesses
in the current local governance system, and hopes to improve the roles, responsibilities and
interactions of various actors in the provinces and districts.
Administration Reform (PAR, p. 60) has been initiated in the majority of provincial and
The
Provincial Reconstruction Teams Coordination Working Group and the Provincial Reconstruction
Teams Coordination Executive Steering Committee were established to provide government policy
guidance to PRTs (pB DE) and International Security Assistance Force HQ (pB 3E)B
An anti-corruption strategy was formulated based on the
National Anti-Corruption StrategyB
The provision of infrastructure and equipment for provincial and district administration, through
Afghanistan Local Governance Facility Development Program, which was renamed in 2010
from the Afghanistan Stabilization Programme (ASP).
As of November 2010, the
Afghanistan Social Outreach programme has established over
72 councils in 15 provinces: Wardak, Logar, Kapisa, Ghazni, Kunar, Nangarhar, Laghman,
Kunduz, Baghlan, Khost, Paktia, Helmand, Kandahar, Day Kundi, and UruzganB
In 2010, the IDLG piloted and began the
Performance-Based Governors Fund (PBGF), which
provides a monthly sum of $2D,000 to provincial governors for strengthening governanceB
In November 2010, the
District Delivery Program (DDP), which aims to establish or visibly
improve the government presence at the local level in recently secured districts, had been
deployed in 14 out of 80 target districts, of which eight District Packages (DPs) have been
approved and one—in Nad Ali District, Helmand Province—has been fully implementedB
Regional Afghan Municipalities Program for Urban Population (RAMP UP), a capacity-
building programme to cover all 34 provincial municipalities, has been fully funded, with a
budget of $600 million for three yearsB
Key partners to the IDLG include the UNDP’s Afghanistan Sub-National Governance Programme
The Asia Foundation, and the USAID Capacity Development Programme (DGP)B
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International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
www.isaf.nato.int
The mission of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) is to assist the Afghan government
in establishing and maintaining a safe and secure environment in Afghanistan, with the full
involvement of the
Afghan National Security Forces (see ANA, pB 4, ANP, pB D)B
ISAF was �rst established by UN Security Council Resolution 1386 on 20 December 2001 as
envisaged in Annex I of the Bonn Agreement and upon the invitation of the Afghan Interim
AuthorityB It is a UN-authorised multinational force, not a UN peacekeeping force, and the costs of
maintaining ISAF are borne by its contributing nations rather than by the UNB
In August 2003, the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) took over leadership of ISAF, the
mission of which was then limited to Kabul. In October 2003, the UN Security Council authorised
the expansion of the NATO mission beyond KabulB Until February 2007, leadership rotated among
participating nations; the �rst ISAF missions were led by the United Kingdom, Turkey, Germany
and the Netherlands. Each subsequent rotation is referred to by a new roman numeral. With the
implementation of ISAF X in February 2007, ISAF was made a “composite headquarters” rather
than being tasked to a single countryB This means that individual nations volunteer to �ll their
allotted positions in the way they see �tB In 2010, US General David Petraeus became commander
of ISAF, replacing US General Stanley AB McChrystalB
ISAF and its operations are distinct from the US-led
Coalition Forces (CF, pB 2E), who helped
the Northern Alliance overthrow the Taliban and continue to operate in Afghanistan as part
of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)B ISAF was initially responsible for security only in Kabul,
while CF was in command of security in the rest of the countryB Since 2003, however, the long-
term goal has been to expand ISAF and unify both military forces under one central commandB
Regional command of the Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs, p. 59) was thus transferred to
ISAF during the period of 2004-06B Completing the geographical expansion of the ISAF mission,
command of the �nal, eastern quarter of the country was handed over on D October 2006,
leaving ISAF in charge of all PRTs and effectively responsible for security in all of AfghanistanB
ISAF also implements the
Operational Mentor and Liaison Team Programme, which embeds
mentors in selected
kandaks
(battalions) of the Afghan
National ArmyB In August 2008, ISAF
transferred lead security responsibility for Kabul to the Afghanistan National Security Forces
ISAF’s overall structure consists of: three Kabul-based headquarters; the Air Task Force responsible
for air operations; Regional Commands for each of the �ve regions (Capital, North, Jest, South,
East); Forward Support Bases; and PRTsB The North Atlantic Council, NATO’s decision-making body,
provides political guidance to ISAF in consultation with non-NATO nations contributing troops to
the force.
In August 200E, NATO allies agreed to adjust the ISAF Upper Command structure to align with the
increase in ISAF’s scope and scale of responsibilitiesB In November 200E, a new intermediate
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headquarters was established to better streamline ISAF efforts by separating the strategic
political-military and day-to-day functional operationsB The new ISAF Upper Command Structure
consists of a higher strategic headquarters (COMISAF)—ISAF HQ commanded by a 4-star general
(General Petraeus)—and two subordinate 3-star headquarters (or Intermediate Headquarters),
called the
NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (NTM-A) and the ISAF Joint Command (IJC) HQB All
three Headquarters are located in Kabul.
Under this new command structure, COMISAF focuses on the more strategic political-military
aspects of the ISAF mission, synchronising ISAF’s operations with the work of Afghan and other
international organisations in the countryB COMISAF is dual-hatted as the Commander of ISAF and
US Forces in Afghanistan (COM USFOR-A) thus coordinating and de-con�icting ISAF operations
and US-led OEFB COMISAF has command responsibility over the IJC Commander, the Commander
of the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (NTM-A) and the NATO Special Operations Element
(SOE).
The ISAF Joint Command is headed by 3-star Lieutenant General David MB Rodriguez, who is
responsible for executing the full spectrum of tactical operations throughout Afghanistan on a day-
to-day basisB He takes under command the Regional Commands, the Provincial Reconstruction
Teams (PRTs) and the theatre enablersB In addition, he ensures the coordination of ISAF and
Afghan National Security Forces operations, and is dual-hatted as US and ISAF Commander, as
is COM NTM-A who is NATO/ISAF Commander and Commander of the US-led
Combined Security
Transition Command - Afghanistan (CSTC-A)B
As of November 2010, ISAF’s total strength was approximately 130,E30 troopsB The 48 troop-
contributing countries are: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Republic of Korea, Latvia,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New
Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tonga, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the
United Kingdom, and the United States.
Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB)
The Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) is a high-level governing body established in
2006 to provide overall strategic coordination of the implementation of the Afghanistan Compact
(p. 11). The JCMB was formed by the Afghan government and the international community
following the endorsement of the Compact and the Interim Afghanistan
National Development
Strategy (see ANDS, pB 13) at the January 2006
London Conference (p. 46). It aims to ensure
greater coherence of efforts by the Afghan government and the international community to realise
the goals set forth in the Compact, including the rolling benchmarks agreed in the Afghanistan
National Development Strategy prioritisation and implementation documents (see Kabul
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To provide high-level oversight of progress in the implementation of the political commitments
of the Afghanistan Compact.
To provide direction to address signi�cant issues of coordination, implementation, �nancing
for the benchmarks, and timelines in the Compact, and any other obstacles or bottlenecks
identi�ed by the government or the international communityB This includes oversight
responsibility for many of the commitments made in 2010 as a result of the Kabul Process.
To report on the implementation of the Compact to the President, the National Assembly, the
UN Secretary-General, donors, and the publicB
The JCMB is co-chaired by the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan
(see pB 63) and the Chair of the Afghan government’s cabinet-level Coordinating Committee,
which is responsible for JCMB oversight and the implementation of the ANDSB Along with the 12
representatives of this committee, the JCMB is composed of 27 representatives of the international
community who are selected based on such criteria as the largest contribution of development aid
and military troops as well as regional representation. These include United Nations Assistance
Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA, p. 63),
NATO (see ISAF, pB 3E), the Combined Security Transition
Afghanistan (Coalition Forces, pB 2E), the Jorld Bank, the Asian Development Bank,
donor governments, the European Union, and governments of neighbouring countries. The JCMB
meets up to four times per year.
The work of the JCMB is now facilitated by three standing committees covering security; governance,
human rights and rule of law; and economic and social development. These thematic groupings
correspond to the pillars of the ANDSB In carrying out its assessments, the JCMB considers inputs
from the standing committees, which consist of representatives of the Afghan Government and
relevant international partners, as well as ad hoc, expert task forces that are established by the
standing committees to address speci�c technical issuesB Under its original mandate, the JCMB
produced two semi-annual reports a year; this was later revised to one annual report beginning in
2008. The JCMB also produces additional reports available to the public.
Justice Sector Reform (JSR)
Justice Sector Reform (JSR), one of the �ve pillars of the Afghan government’s
Security Sector Reform
(SSR, p. 61) strategy, involves a wide range of projects undertaken by a wide range of actors. Within
the Afghan government, the main permanent institutions engaged with and subject to JSR initiatives
are the Supreme Court, the Ministry of
Justice, and the Attorney General’s Of�ceB Main donors in the
justice sector include Italy, the US, Canada, Norway, Germany and the UK. A number of UN agencies
also contribute to JSR, including UNAMA, UNDP, UNICEF and UNIFEM (see pB 63)B JSR includes top-
down institutional development and bottom-up public access initiatives, such as:
Construction and reconstruction of infrastructure for justice institutions, and capacity-building
and training of justice-sector employees
Renewing the educational methodologies of justice related training and courses at some
universities
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Drafting of legislation
Expansion of the provision of legal aid and public legal awareness campaigns
Improvement of traditional justice mechanisms (primarily local
and
) to ensure
that they conform to the norms of the national legal order and international human rights
standards
Coordination with other government priorities, such as
counter-narcotics (CN, pB 32), anti-
corruption, and land reform
Since 2001, achievements in JSR have included: the passage of several key laws; the training of
judges, judicial police, prosecutors, and defence lawyers; renewal of justice-related educational
methodologies and the construction of a number of courthouses, prosecutors’ of�ces, prisons,
and other justice-sector institutionsB Beginning in 2004, the Italy-led
Provincial Justice Initiative
trained Afghan trainers and deployed them around the country to build legal capacity at the sub-
national level. The Independent National Legal Training Centre opened in 2007 and is situated at
Kabul University. The Centre provides legal training for postgraduate students, legal professionals,
and staff from Afghan justice institutions; in 2008, it opened Afghanistan’s �rst full-service law
library.
Commitment to JSR was refocused with the establishment of the International Coordination Group
on Justice Reform in October 2006, the December 2006 Rule of Law Conference in Dubai, and
the July 2007 Rome Conference on Justice and Rule of Law in Afghanistan.
Participants at the Rome Conference—representatives of the Afghan government, donors, and the
international community—agreed to a series of joint goals, underlying principles, and key actions.
Implementation of key actions began following the conference; this included the establishment
of a National Justice Programme, a National Justice Sector Strategy, and a mechanism for pooled
donor funding of the programme, providing both immediate support for short-term projects and
long-term, coordinated fundingB Rome Conference participants also agreed to the establishment
of an Afghan-led monitoring and evaluation system for the justice sector under the Afghanistan
National Development Strategy (ANDS, pB 13) Secretariat and the Joint Coordination and
Monitoring Board (JCMB, p. 40).
As part of the ANDS process, each Afghan justice institution—the Supreme Court, the Ministry of
Justice, and the Attorney General’s Of�ce — prepared a �ve-year strategy for reformB Jith guidance
and technical assistance provided by UNAMA’s Rule of Law of�ce, these strategies were combined
by November 2007 into a justice sector strategy widely viewed as the best-developed of the ANDS
sector strategiesB Both the National Justice Programme and Sector Strategy were �nalised in
March 2008. Based on that document, the Project Oversight Committee (POC, composed of the
high-level Afghan government of�cials and advised by an international Board of Donors) and a
Program Support Unit (PSU) were established in July 2008.
The Afghanistan Justice Sector Reform Project (AJSRP) is currently being implemented under the
guidance of the Jorld Bank and �nanced by the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF,
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pB 20); it is the �rst justice sector project implemented under the FundB It focuses on enhancing:
management of human resources and physical infrastructure, information, and communication
technology; legal aid and legal awareness; and support to the POC and PSU.
The National Priority Program Law and Justice for All was introduced at the
Kabul Conference in July
2010 (p. 43). While the programme is intended to further prioritise justice the sector reform activities
contained in the
National Justice Program (NJP), it is designed to focus on the parts of the legal
system that “are most relevant to the way citizens experience the legal system and the rule of lawB”
The programme sets a number of targets to be achieved in the �rst half of 2011, including:
enacting the draft Criminal Procedure Code, preparing commentaries on the Civil and Penal
Codes, strengthening state policies and judicial capabilities to facilitate the return of illegally
seized lands, and improving provision of legal aid services. It was also stated that Law and Justice
for All will continue to build on ongoing activities in the area, such as Pay and Grading and Priority
Reform and Restructuring (PRR), in addition to new measures such as the setting up of a National
Ministers Court and the expansion of Anti Corruption Tribunals.
Kabul Conference and Kabul Process
The Kabul International Conference on Afghanistan took place on the 20 July 2010. Around the
time of the Kabul Conference, the term “Kabul Process” was introduced and applied retroactively
to signify the governance reform and peace agenda that was foreshadowed in President Hamid
Karzai’s second inaugural speech in November 2009.
Co-chaired by President Karzai and the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, the Kabul
Conference was the �rst of the many international conferences on Afghanistan to actually be
held in the country and was attended by international leaders and foreign ministers. Emphasising
Afghan leadership and ownership, its Communiqué states that the Kabul Process is a reaf�rmation
of the Afghan government (GoA)’s commitment to “improve security, governance and economic
opportunity for its citizensB” It also reiterates the international community’s commitment to
“support the transition to Afghan leadership and its intention to provide security and economic
The London Conference in January 2010 (p. 46) and the Peace Jirga in June 2010 (p. 52) were key
staging posts for establishing the terms, frameworks and plans agreed at the Kabul Conference.
The transfer of security responsibilities from the International Security Assistance Force (
ISAF,
pB 3E) and Coalition Forces (CF, pB 2E) to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF, pB 7)
The development of the Afghanistan Peace and
Reintegration Programme (APRP, p. 18)
A reprioritised and restructured Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS, pB 13)
International participants endorsed the
Inteqal
(transition) paper, the GoA’s commitment to a
phased exercise of security responsibility in all provinces by the end of 2014. To support this
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transition, the GoA pledged to progressively enhance the quality and quantity of the ANSF,
while international participants reiterated their commitments to support the training, equipping
and �nancing of the ANSFB Participants also endorsed in principle the
Afghanistan Peace and
Reintegration Programme and reiterated their commitment to support the programme through
Peace and Reintegration Trust FundB
Within the framework of a prioritised
Afghanistan National Development Strategy, the GoA pledged
to focus on reform of service delivery institutions, policy decisions and the implementation of the
National Priority Programs (NPPs, p. 27). Participants welcomed the GoA’s cluster approach (p. 27),
an inter-ministerial coordination mechanism intended to help prioritise and implement the ANDSB
The GoA committed to further prioritise and strengthen the NPPs, including their implementation
matrices for intended results and budgets. In a bid to ensure effective management and
accountability, the plans articulate measurable 6 and 12 month, as well as 3 and 5 year targets.
In line with the London Conference Communiqué, participants restated their support for
channeling at least 50 percent of development aid through the Afghan government’s core budget
within two years. However, it was emphasised that this commitment is dependent on the GoA
implementing reforms to strengthen its public �nancial management systems, reduce corruption,
improve budget execution, and increase revenue collection. Additionally, international participants
expressed their readiness to progressively align their development assistance behind the NPP’s
with the goal of achieving 80 percent of alignment within the next two years.
To oversee the implementation of the prioritised ANDS, the GoA and the international community
stated their intent to meet at ministerial level, on an annual basis, to review mutual progress on
commitments and to consider new Afghan priorities as part of the Kabul Process. Participants
agreed that the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB, p. 40) would meet every four
months (supported by Standing Committees and their sub-committees) to monitor and assess the
progress. Additionally, the Kabul Process is set to include annual meetings between the GoA, the
international community, and civil society (including service-providing organisations)B
Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA)
wwwBundpBorgBaf/JhoJeAre/UNDPinAfghanistan/Projects/sbgs/prj_lotfaBhtm
The Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA) was established in 2002 as a funding
mechanism used by international donors to channel their contributions to Security Sector Reform
(SSR, p. 61) in Afghanistan, particularly the Afghan National Police (ANP, p. 5), the salaries for which
are the Fund’s largest outlayB The
Ministry of Interior (MoI) is responsible for the implementation
of the Fund, and a Management Support Unit (MSU) was established to support the Ministry in
executing project activities that cannot be handled by existing government mechanisms.
LOTFA Phase V began on 1 September 2008 with a total budget of approximately $DD3 million and
focuses on institutional development of the MoI by enhancing its engagement with LOTFA planning
and decision-making processesB In addition, the project intends to strengthen public con�dence in the
ANP to restore stability and maintain law and orderB LOTFA’s expenditures are prioritised as follows:
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Police forces are supported to perform their duties effectively and ef�ciently
1.
Financial and project management capacity is built within the MoI
Police forces are equipped with required equipment for improvements of their mobility and
responsiveness (i.e. vehicles and radio equipment)
Improved working and living conditions of police contributing to better ef�ciency and morale
Improved capacity in police force with enhanced gender balance
Uniformed personnel of the
Central Prisons Department (CPD) are supported to perform their
job effectively and ef�ciently
As of November 2010, pending issues for Phase VI, which were due to take effect on January 2011
and run to 31 March 2013, include the Afghan government’s commitments to take over the ANP
food allowance and base salary, as well as a proposed reduction in United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP) General Management Service (GMS)B
LOFTA’s largest donors are the European Commission, Japan and the United StatesB LOTFA is led
by a Steering Committee that includes representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of
Justice, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, and UNDPB UNDP regularly conducts
monitoring and evaluation to oversee the quality, quantity and timeliness of progress toward
results delivery as identi�ed in the Fund’s Results and Resource Framework and Annual PlanB
Laws in Afghanistan
Formal sources of law in Afghanistan are: (1) Islamic law, (2) the 2004 Constitution, (3) codes,
decrees and legislation, (4) international treaties and covenants, and (5) various types of regulations
and orders. No law can be contrary to the beliefs and provisions of Islam (pursuant to Article 3 of
the constitution), and many of the country’s codes and statutes re�ect Islamic law principlesB
There have been a number of constitutions in Afghanistan (1923, 1931, 1964, 1977, 1980,
1E87, 1EE0, 1EE2 and 2004)B As elsewhere, Afghan legislation must not be in con�ict with the
constitution. New legislation and amendments to existing laws must be adopted by the National
Assembly and signed by the President, after which they shall be published (in both Dari and
Pashto) in the
Of�cial Gazette
(OG or
Rasmi Jaridah
) by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). Certain
regulations are required to be published in the OG, while regulations that affect only the internal
operations of a particular ministry need not be sent to the National Assembly for adoption or
to the MoJ for publication. Since November 1963 the OG has been published in a continuously
numbered sequence. Before then individual laws were published in individual pamphlet form and
keeping track of them was dif�cultB OG noB 787 from 1EEE speci�es the manner and requirements
of publication and adoption of legislative documents.
There is currently no uni�ed of�cial index of laws, nor any properly functioning system of reporting
court cases or decisions (even of the Supreme Court)B USAID’s
Afghanistan Rule of Law Project
(AROLP) scanned a full set of the OG issues and these are currently available for download from
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the MoJ website (in Dari and Pashto only—wwwBmojBgovBaf)B There is also a full-text searchable
database of the OG laws (Dari and Pashto only) on the MoJ websiteB Regulations, rules, charters
and decrees cover many important legal areas but are not codi�ed or fully assembled anywhere
(although many are published in the OG).
Many international organisations require translations of older or newer laws. Currently,
translations are available for some laws on www.afghanistantranslation.checchiconsulting.com;
other (unof�cial) translations are also listed in the AREU library catalogue online (wwwBareuBorgB
af). Some ministries make available copies of relevant legislation on their website (e.g. tax laws
on the Ministry of
Finance website—wwwBmofBgovBaf; or laws and regulations relevant to elections
on the website of the Independent Election
Commission— wwwBiecBorgBaf/eng/)B
There is no established citation style for Afghan lawsB To fully identify a post-1E63 law it is best to
cite the OG number as well as the date (preferably in both local and international date systems)
Law of
Procurement
Of�cial Gazette
noB 86D, 3 Aqrab SY1384 = 2D October 200D)B For pre-
1963 laws the full title and full dates of publication are needed, e.g.
Usul Asasi
“Constitution” (8
Aqrab SY 1310 = 31 October 1931).
London Conference 2006
On 31 January–1 February 2006, the government of the United Kingdom hosted the �rst
London Conference on Afghanistan, a major international summit co-chaired by the UN and the
Government of Afghanistan. Attended by over 200 delegates from 70 countries and international
organisations, the Conference served as a forum to discuss the next phase of Afghanistan’s
development. It had three aims: to formally launch the Afghanistan Compact (p. 11), to allow
the Afghan government to present the Interim Afghanistan National Development Strategy (see
ANDS, pB 13) to the international community, and to ensure that the government of Afghanistan
had adequate resources to meet its domestic ambitions and international commitments.
The Conference marked the completion of the
Bonn process (pB 24) and the end of the �rst
stage of Afghanistan’s post-Taliban development, which saw the reestablishment of key political
institutions and a democratically-elected national governmentB The Conference also allowed
members of the international community to reaf�rm their political and �nancial commitment to
London Conference 2010
A second London Conference on Afghanistan took place on 28 January 2010. Over 60 countries
were represented at the event, which was co-hosted by President Hamid Karzai, UK Prime
Minister Gordon Brown, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, to “fully align military and civilian
resources behind an Afghan-led political strategyB” The conference aimed to move the international
effort forward in three key areas: security, governance and development, and regional support.
Of these, the most signi�cant commitments were made in the areas of security, and governance
and development.
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Conference participants committed to providing support to the phased growth of the Afghan
National Army (ANA, p. 4) and Afghan National Police (ANP, p. 5) to reach 171,600 and 134,000
personnel by October 2011, respectively. This boost to Afghan security forces was closely aligned
with plans for a phased transition to Afghan security leadership on a province-by-province basis,
which were then developed preceding the Kabul Conference in July.
Central to these efforts was the Afghan government’s commitment to reinvigorate Afghan-led
reintegration efforts by developing and implementing an effective, inclusive, transparent and
sustainable national peace and reintegration programme (
APRP, p. 18). This included plans to convene
Peace Jirga (p. 52) before the 2010 Kabul Conference (p. 43) and the international community’s
commitment to establish a
Peace and Reintegration Trust Fund to �nance the programmeB
The Afghan government presented a vision for “more coherent and better coordinated
developmentB” This involved aligning key ministries into development and governance clusters (pB
27), re�ning the Afghanistan National Development
Strategy priorities, and preparing details for
presentation at Kabul Conference. Participants endorsed the Afghan government’s ambition for
50 percent of development aid to be delivered through the National Budget (p. 50) within next two
years. However, it was also noted that this support was conditional on the government’s progress
in strengthening public �nancial management systems and reducing corruptionB
Micro�nance Investment Support Facility for
Afghanistan (MISFA)
www.misfa.org.af
The Micro�nance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA) was established jointly
by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community in 2003. It provides funds for
micro�nance institutions (MFIs) that offer small loans and other �nancial services to poor and
vulnerable AfghansB MISFA continues to implement reforms across the micro�nance sector to
balance growth and portfolio quality objectives.
MISFA was registered as an independent, not-for-pro�t institution in March 2006 and has an
independent board composed of representatives from the government and the private sector, as
well as international micro�nance expertsB It is the �rst micro�nance apex facility in Afghanistan,
pooling diverse donor funding mechanisms into streamlined, �exible support to MFIsB It operates
with support from donors, international development agencies, and the Government of Afghanistan
through the Afghanistan
Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF, pB 20)B
As of July 2010, MISFA had provided more than $7E4 million in loans to its 14 implementing
partnersB These implementing partners provide a range of micro�nance services: individual and
group lending, village banking, and credit unions. All together they serve more than 436,000 Afghans
in 26 provinces, 60 percent of whom are womenB The average loan size of micro�nance borrowers is
$411 and the cumulative loan repayment rate is 73B4 percentB The sector employs more than 4,000
Afghans, 37 percent of whom are women.
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Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
wwwBunBorg/millenniumgoals
In 2004, Afghanistan’s transitional government declared its intention to achieve the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs) established at the 2000 UN Millennium SummitB MDGs are intended
to act as a framework to guide the development of national policies and reconstruction priorities
around the world, with benchmarks set for 201D and 2020B The MDGs are incorporated into the
Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS, pB 13) and the
Afghanistan Compact (p. 11).
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
1.
Achieve universal primary education
Promote gender equality and empower women
Reduce child mortality
Improve maternal health
Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Ensure environmental sustainability
7.
Develop a global partnership for development
To this list, the Afghan government has added a ninth goal for its own development initiatives:
enhancing security. In June 2005, the Afghan government held a conference in Kabul to discuss
how to meet the MDG benchmarks and determine MDG progressB The meeting resulted in the
“Afghanistan’s 2020 Vision” report, in which most of the 201D targets were revised to be met by
2020, recognising capacity constraints and security impediments on the country’s development.
In 2010, the
Ministry of Finance’s Policy Department published a report detailing the Afghan
government’s progress in meeting Afghanistan’s nine MDGSB The report noted that while progress
was variable in the different goal areas, the country had made improvements in reducing infant
and under-�ve mortality rates, in bringing school-age children back to school, and in reducing
the gender gap in certain spheres of life. However, for many of the areas under review, the report
cited a lack of data as a serious impediment for monitoring progress or even understanding the
potential extent of the challenge; for example, the report states that “no reliable estimate of the
Most critically, the report noted that “there is little evidence that most targets of Global Partnership
for Development are achievableB” Citing a need for “better aid,” the report claimed that a lack of
predictability in donor �nancing, the gap between donor commitments and actual expenditure,
and the donor investments not being aligned to MDG priorities were problems in meeting the
MDGsB As nearly all of Afghanistan’s development budget is aid-�nanced, the report claims that
“aid to Afghanistan has been far too prescriptive and driven by donor preferences rather than
responsive to Afghan needsB”
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Mine Action Programme for Afghanistan (MAPA)
www.macca.org.af
The Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA), the world’s largest mine action programme,
was established in 1989 to make Afghanistan safe from the threat of mines and other explosive
remnants of war.
Oversight and coordination of MAPA is currently in transition. Previously the responsibility of
the UN-supported
Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA), the programme is
gradually shifting toward national ownership. Both MACCA and the Government of Afghanistan’s
Department of Mine Clearance (DMC) work under the direction of the Security Pillar of the
Afghanistan National Development Strategy process (ANDS, pB 13) to develop strategy and
implement and monitor MAPA activities and targets. Although originally set up by
UN Of�ce for
the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), MACCA and a number of MAPA implementing
partners are now funded by UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
Together, MACCA and the DMC coordinate nationwide MAPA activities through seven area mine
action centres, in Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Mazar-i-Sharif, Kunduz, Gardez and JalalabadB These
regional of�ces, staffed entirely by Afghans, are responsible for regional coordination and oversight
of mine action activities. MAPA implementing partners are mostly national and international
NGOs that carry out activities such as mine clearance and survey, mine risk education, victim
assistance, capacity-building, advocacy, monitoring and trainingB In addition, MACCA works closely
with the
Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled and the Ministry of
Public Health to
advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities, including landmine survivors.
At the end of June 2010, 6,669 hazards remained, affecting 630 square kilometres and impacting
2,130 communities throughout the country. In 2009, the MAPA conducted mine clearance in
282 communities; clearing or cancelling 1,22E mine�elds and 121 battle areas, and destroying
more than D0,000 anti-personnel mines, 700 anti-tank mines, and more than one million other
explosive remnants of war.
MAPA works to meet mine action benchmarks set by the Afghanistan Compact (p. 11), which calls
for a 70 percent reduction in contaminated land area by March 2011, and the Ottawa Mine Ban
Treaty, which requires complete clearance by 2013. However, it is unlikely that these targets will
be met, largely because the scale of the problem was originally underestimated.
Led by the Ministry of Education, mine risk education programmes continue around the country;
an average of 40 Afghans are killed or injured by landmines and other explosive remnants of war
every month.
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National Area-Based Development Programme
wwwBmrrdBgovBaf/nabdp
The National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP) is a United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP)-supported programme implemented by the Ministry of
Rural Rehabilitation
and Development (MRRD)B It was launched in 2002 as one of the Afghan government’s
Priority Programmes, de�ned in the National Development Framework (NDF, pB D2)B
The �rst NABDP aimed to promote urgent recovery and longer-term development in identi�ed
priority areas of rural development while building government capacity to lead and coordinate
participatory approaches to development across the countryB NABDP Phase II was launched in
February 2006 and was intended to serve as a key coordination mechanism for government
and UN-supported rural development programmesB It focused more on institutional development,
capacity-building, and intersectoral coordination at the regional and provincial levels, as well as
promotion of regional and local economic regeneration activities.
The third and current phase, which began in July 2009, is based on the third pillar of the Afghanistan
National Development Strategy (ANDS, pB 13), which is social and economic developmentB It is
currently budgeted for $2E4 million until June 2014B
NABDP Phase III has three main components:
1.
Local Governance and District Development Assemblies (DDA) Institutionalisation
: Following
the footsteps of Community Development Councils (see NSP, pB D3), the NABDP will continue
the institutionalisation of DDAs to achieve full national coverageB
Sustainable Livelihoods through Rural Infrastructure Services
: This component aims to
�ll gaps in physical infrastructure to promote agricultural productivity and rural economic
developmentB This includes farm-to-market roads, irrigation works, food storage facilities, and
local markets.
Stabilisation through Enhanced Economic Livelihoods
: NABDP will contribute toward “a more
holistic resolution” in con�ict and post-con�ict environments through “innovative operating
platforms Lwhich] encompass a number of economic generation models and schemes all
of which should have a stabilizing in�uence on local communitiesB” This component also
promotes alternative livelihood opportunities for farmers dependent on poppy cultivation.
National Budget
www.budgetmof.gov.af
The Afghan government produces a national budget each year. This budget is an estimate of the
cost of providing services for that year, and speci�es how these services are to be paid forB The
national budget for the SY138E (2010-11) �scal year is the equivalent of approximately $8B7E3
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billion—it is important to note that this �gure includes development funds to be spent outside of
government channels.
Expenditure is classi�ed according to its purposeB Operating expenditure is money spent on the
day-to-day running costs of the government, such as the salaries of civil servants, teachers and
policemen; the running costs of of�ces and other operational premises; and the purchase of
equipment and machinery such as computers and vehicles. Most of this expenditure is funded
from taxation and other domestic sources. The budget for operating expenditure in SY1389 is
$2B3E7 billionB
Alongside the operating budget is the country’s development budget. This is money spent on
expanding and improving service provision to the Afghan people. Most of this expenditure is in the
form of development projects—building new schools, constructing new roads, installing new water
supply and sanitation schemes, enhancing the capacity of human resources, etc.
The development budget is divided into two partsB The “core” development budget consists of
development funding managed by the Ministry
of Finance (MoF) through the government’s own
accounting procedures—the core development budget for SY138E is $2B284 billionB The “external”
development budget is money provided by donors that does not pass through government
procedures—these funds are distributed directly by donors to their contracting partnersB For
SY138E, the “external” development budget is $4B112 billionB
The overall development budget is funded by international donors. At the 2010 London Conference,
they pledged to channel at least 50 percent of development aid through the Afghan government
by January 2012. This pledge was reiterated at the Kabul Conference, but is dependent on
government capacity to manage the money.
Producing the annual budget is a lengthy and complex process. Under the Afghan constitution,
responsibility for managing this process is vested in the MoFB The annual budget preparation cycle
takes about one year and MoF sets and monitors the timetable that governs itB
Budgeting activity always starts from the national plan—the Afghanistan National
Development
Strategy (ANDS, pB 13)B This is a �ve-year programme setting out what the government, with the
assistance of the donor community, wishes to achieve over that period, and specifying the main
priority areas. The cost of delivering the plan and the amounts and sources of income required
to fund it is projected in the medium-term �nancial and budget framework (MTBF), which in turn
informs the annual budget-setting processB
MoF sets the rules for the preparation of the annual budget by issuing a series of budget circulars
to line (service providing) ministries. These specify the budget rules and provide expenditure
ceilings for both operating and development budgets. The line ministries draw up their own
budget proposals that they submit to MoFB The budget estimates from all the ministries are then
consolidated into the National Budget Document (NBD), which, once approved by the Cabinet, is
presented to the National Assembly (NA). The NA discusses the budget for up to 45 days, and then
“appropriates” (approves) the necessary fundsB
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In 200E, the MoF introduced a number of initiatives to improve national budgeting and support
the principles of good governanceB Among these was the introduction of policy-based budgeting
linking ministry spending directly to ANDS requirements in the form of programme budgetsB MoF
has also taken a number of steps to assist line ministries by providing technical support, simplifying
budget procedures, and allowing extra time for budget preparation. The ultimate objective is to
enable line ministries to improve the quality and coverage of the services they provide to the
National Consultative Peace Jirga (NCPJ)
The National Consultative Peace Jirga (NCPJ) took place in Kabul from 2-4 June 2010 and brought
together approximately 1,600 delegates from all 34 provinces of Afghanistan. Held in the same
symbolic tent in which Afghanistan’s post-Taliban constitution was agreed, the NCPJ was intended
to be a platform for the government to consult the population on proposals for dialogue and
reconciliation with insurgent actors.
The NCPJ was “consultative” and thus carried no legal weightB It culminated in the endorsement of
the government’s peace and reintegration initiative (see
APRP, pB 18) and also ful�lled an Afghan
government commitment made at the London Conference 2010 (p. 46).
The agenda was directed by President Karzai and attendees included governors, parliamentarians,
district leaders, members of the higher ulema council, civil society, business, Kuchis, the
disabled, refugees and women. After concerns were raised, the number of women participants
was increased to around 400, constituting approximately 20 percent of participants. The Taliban
and other insurgent groups were not represented, nor were some opposition politicians.
National Development Framework (NDF)
The National Development Framework (NDF) was drawn up by the
Afghan Interim Authority in
2002 as a roadmap for the development and reconstruction process in AfghanistanB It identi�ed
16
National Development Programmes (NDPs) and six cross-cutting issues under three broad
pillars: 1) human capital and social protection, 2) physical infrastructure, and 3) an enabling
environment for developmentB The NDF also identi�ed 12
National Priority Programmes (NPPs)
that were meant to be major policy priorities for the government.
The 16 NDPs were overseen by corresponding
Consultative Groups. These operated as a forum
within which the details of reconstruction and development projects in each sector were designed
and discussed. Each CG then implemented its sector’s plans by proposing a Public Investment
Programme (PIP) for the National Development
Budget (p. 50). In addition, Advisory Groups existed
for each of the six cross-cutting issuesB
The NDF, under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance, remained the primary basis for government
and donor planning until January 2006, when it was replaced by the Interim Afghanistan National
Development Strategy (see ANDS, pB 13)B
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National Human Development Report (NHDR)
wwwBcphdBaf/nhdrBhtm
National Human Development Reports (NHDRs) are based on the human development concept,
which emphasises the diversity of human needs, such as income, access to knowledge, nutrition
and health, security, political and cultural freedom, and participation in the community. Since
1EE2, more than D00 NHDRs have been produced, primarily by developing countries with United
Nations Development Programme supportB
Afghanistan’s �rst NHDR was released in February 200D, entitled “Security with a Human
Face,” which focused on the relationship between security and developmentB Produced by
Kabul
University and UNDP on behalf of the Afghan government, the report was based on a number of
sectoral and thematic background papers commissioned from national researchers.
The second Afghanistan NHDR, released in late 2007, “Bringing Modernity and Tradition,” was
produced by the UNDP-sponsored Centre for Policy and Human Development (CPHD) at
Kabul
University. It focused on the linkages between rule of law and human development, highlighting
key challenges to the expansion of the rule of law in Afghanistan and proposing approaches to
bridge modernity and tradition in the search for social justice.
The third NHDR, published in late 2010, is entitled “The Neglected Front of Development: Jater
Insecurity and Vulnerability in AfghanistanB” The paper explores how low access to safe water,
poor sanitation, inequitable sharing of water resources, and extreme vulnerability to water-related
climate shocks go largely ignored in the face of internal power struggles and the global security
agenda. The report makes the case that water security is integral to human development in
Afghanistan and to prospects for peace.
National Solidarity Programme (NSP)
www.nspafghanistan.org
The National Solidarity Programme (NSP) is the �agship development programme of the Afghan
GovernmentB Known in Dari as
Hambastagi Milli
and in Pashto as
Milli Paiwastoon
, the NSP is
intended to improve access of rural communities to social and productive infrastructure and
services and create a foundation for improved governance through:
Establishing a framework for village-level consultative decision-making and representative
local leadership as a basis for interaction within and between communities on the one hand,
and with the government and aid agencies on the other
Promoting local-level reconstruction, development, and capacity-building
The NSP seeks to attain these objectives through four core programme elements:
Facilitating the creation of Community
1.
Development Councils (CDCs), elected representative
decision-making bodies involving both male and female community members
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Helping the CDCs produce a
Community Development Plan (CDP), outlining development
priorities and proposing reconstruction projects
Providing direct block grant transfers to fund CDP priorities
Linking CDCs to government agencies, NGOs, and donors to improve access to services and
resources. The programme is implemented by the communities themselves with the help of
NSP Facilitating Partners (FPs), which include 27 international/national NGOs and one UN
NSP was conceived by the Minister
of Finance and the
Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and
Development in 2003B Since its inception and as of late August 2010, NSP has covered over
70 percent of the rural population, establishing more than 22,4DD Community Development
Councils (CDCs) in 361 of Afghanistan’s almost 400 districts and provincial centresB During
this period, the programme has trained approximately 400,000 individual CDC members
and disbursed more than $713 million in grants to rural communities, which have �nanced
approximately D0,000 community-prioritised subprojectsB More than 42,000 of these
subprojects have been completed, in the areas of transportation (25 percent of projects), water
supply and sanitation (24 percent), irrigation (18 percent), power supply (13 percent), education
(12 percent), livelihoods (�ve percent), and other sectors (three percent)B In many remote parts
of the country, NSP is the only functioning government development programme.
The �rst phase of the NSP was completed in March 2007 and covered 17,300 communitiesB A
second phase, NSP II (April 2007 - September 2011) is covering an additional D,E00 communities,
thus bringing the total NSP coverage to 23,180 communities contracted to FPsB The Afghan
Government has designed a third phase of the programme, NSP III (2010-1D), in consultation with
NSP donors, FPs, community members and other stakeholdersB Jhile NSP III introduces a number
of innovations, it remains a community-driven development programmeB Its overall development
objective is to build, strengthen, and maintain CDCs as effective institutions for local governance
and socio-economic developmentB
NSP III consists of three components: (1) capacity-building of CDCs, (2) community grants for
economic and social development, and (3) project implementation support, including programme
monitoring and evaluationB First, NSP III will support the completion of the roll out of initial block
grants to the approximately 10,320 communities not yet covered so that the programme will cover
all rural communities in Afghanistan. Second, a second round of grants will be provided to 17,400
CDCs that have successfully used their initial grant and are maintaining completed subprojects
(to receive repeater grants, these communities must also hold re-elections, update their CDP and
prepare community action plans). Third, NSP III will focus on improving the institutional quality,
sustainability and governance of CDCs and enhance their ability to engage with other institutions
as gateways of local development activities.
NSP III programme costs for �ve years are estimated to be $1,D06 millionB Block grants will
represent approximately 73 percent of the total programme cost, which includes counterpart
funding from communities in cash, kind or labour of $164 million (about 11 percent of total
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cost)B Implementation of block grant-supported subprojects is expected to lead to substantial
employment generation through the construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure.
The responsibility for oversight and supervision of the NSP lies with the Ministry of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD)B NSP’s Executive Director and Program Management
Of�ce manage implementation supported by an international Financial Management Agency
(FMA)B In addition, a
World Bank task team has an implementation support function and a donor
working group regularly liaises with NSP management.
To date, NSP implementation has received $1B1 billion funding support, including $3D8
million from international development assistance grants, $618 million from the Afghanistan
Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF, pB 20), and an additional $124 million through bilateral donorsB
Contributing governments include Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, the
European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.
wwwBngo-deptBgovBaf/
For the full text of the NGO Code of Conduct, see pB 141B
Since 2002 there have been two major initiatives to clarify what is, and what is not, a nonpro�t,
nongovernmental organisation (NGO), and to strengthen the accountability and transparency of
NGO activities in AfghanistanB The �rst initiative was legislation to determine what an NGO is and
what are permissible NGO activities, set criteria for the establishment and internal governance of
NGOs, clarify reporting requirements for NGOs, enable pro�t-making bodies currently registered as
NGOs to establish themselves as businesses, and enhance the transparency and accountability
of NGOs. The second initiative was an NGO Code of Conduct, designed by the NGO community
working in Afghanistan as a self-governing mechanism to ensure commitment to transparency,
accountability, and professional standards from all signatories.
In consultation with NGOs and with technical assistance from the
International Centre for Not-for-
Pro�t Law (ICNL), an initial draft for the NGO legislation was presented to the
Ministry of Justice
in 2003B NGOs called for the timely �nalisation of the legislation at the Afghanistan
Development
Fora in both April 2004 and April 200D, and the NGO legislation was eventually passed in June
200DB This legislation provided a means by which nonpro�t NGOs can be differentiated from
the many contractors registered as NGOs (between 2001 and 2004 around 2,400 entities
had registered with the government as NGOs, despite the lack of any of�cial criteria for such a
registration).
Shortly after the �rst NGO legislation draft was prepared for the government in July 2003, 120
NGOs participated in a workshop to discuss the content of the NGO Code of Conduct. The text of
the Code was jointly drafted by the four major NGO coordination bodies in Afghanistan: Agency
Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR, p. 22), Afghan NGOs Coordinating Bureau (ANCB, p.
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7), Southern and Western Afghanistan and Balochistan Association for Coordination (SWABAC, p.
62), and Afghan Women’s Network (AWN, p. 8). A Code of Conduct Secretariat was established
under the auspices of ACBAR to coordinate and �nalise the draft, which was completed in May
2004. The NGO community publicly launched the Afghanistan NGO Code of Conduct on 30 May
2005. In order to be a signatory to the Code of Conduct, NGOs are required to submit several
documents to prove their NGO status, including legal registration documentation, coordination
body membership, �nancial records, and proof of reporting to the relevant ministryB The NGO
Code of Conduct has approximately 100 Afghan and international signatories.
By law, NGOs are obliged to register with the Ministry of Economy and submit details of their assets
and expenditures, biannual reports, and annual �nancial audit reports of their implemented
projects to the governmentB The NGO Department at the Ministry of Economy and their website
(listed above) can provide more information on NGO registration and reporting requirements.
Of�ce of Administrative Affairs and Council of
Ministers Secretariat (OAA/CMS)
wwwBpresidentBgovBaf/troot_engBaspx?id=171
The Of�ce of Administrative Affairs and Council of Ministers Secretariat (OAA) is an executive-level
coordinating, facilitating and advising body that supports the President of Afghanistan in his role
as the Head of State and the Head of Government/Chairman of the Council of MinistersB Originally
set up in the 1ED0s under King Zahir Shah, the OAA’s structure was modi�ed in 2002; the Council
of Ministers Secretariat and the Department of Monitoring and Evaluation were established as
two separate directorates in 2003 to ensure systematic support to the Council of Ministers (COM)
meetings. The OAA, as a hub for government institutions, mainly acts as the policy coordinator
between the three pillars (executive, legislative and judiciary) of the Government of Afghanistan.
Its other functions include monitoring the implementation of the Presidential decrees and the
decisions of the Council of MinistersB It also provides administrative, logistical and �nancial
support to the of�ces of the President, Vice Presidents, and Advisors to the PresidentB The OAA
also prepares the Government Achievement Report to the National Assembly at the end of each
�scal year to meet the mandate under Article 7D, Clause 6 of the ConstitutionB Other functions
of the OAA include reviewing and analysing all proposals aiming to be submitted to the COM,
preparing agendas and minutes of Cabinet meetings, and facilitating the Council with required
tasks. The OAA facilitates convention of all the regular and emergency meetings of the Cabinet as
well as those of the economic, sociocultural and legal sub-committeesB
Although an executive body, the OAA is designed to be impartial. It does not create policy, but rather
coordinates policy developmentB The Of�ce and Secretariat review policies drafted by ministries
and ensure that these comply with the
Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS, pB 13),
address cross-cutting initiatives, and contain a clear, accurate budgetB Once the OAA approves the
draft policy, it is passed on to the President and Cabinet for �nal review and possible approvalB If
a policy is approved, the OAA monitors and evaluates its implementation.
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Paris Conference
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The International Conference in Support of Afghanistan, more widely known as the Paris Conference,
was held on 12 June 2008 and was co-chaired by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Afghan
President Hamid Karzai, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-MoonB This major international meeting
formally launched the
Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS, pB 13)B The conference
was intended to be a show of “partnership” from the Afghan government and the international
community “to work more closely together under Afghan leadership” to support the ANDS, as stated
in the resulting declarationB Approximately $20 billion was pledged to �nance the implementation
of the ANDS, including support for the preparation of elections in 200E and 2010B
The declaration from the conference reaf�rmed that the
Afghanistan Compact (p. 11) would remain
the basis for the development of Afghanistan, and it speci�ed the priority areas of strengthening
institutions and economic growth, particularly in agriculture and energy. The conference also
resulted in statements on a renewed commitment to strengthening the effectiveness and quality
of aid as a shared responsibility. The international community agreed to provide increased
resources in a more consistent, coordinated way, while the Afghan government promised to step
up economic and political reform.
Policy Analysis and Development Directorate (PADD)
The Policy Analysis and Development Directorate (PADD), in the Policy Department in the Ministry
Finance, aims to provide the Afghan government with high-quality research and policy analysis
to support an evidence-based approach to governanceB Established in June 200E under the
direct supervision of the Chief Economic Adviser and Minister of Finance, the PADD identi�es
and analyses gaps and barriers to the implementation of government policies, including the
Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS, pB 13)B It is hoped that the establishment of
this in-house capacity will enhance policymaking, programme development, implementation and
monitoring.
To achieve these objectives, the PADD is expected to:
Conduct speci�c policy studies related to national socioeconomic development and governance
reform, public �nancial management/budget reform, procurement, customs and public revenue
Review the service delivery of Ministry of Finance institutions at the central and provincial
level
Contribute policy proposals for the stabilisation of the �nancial system
Produce major reports and reviews on a wide range of development issues in all sectors
including good governance in the Ministry of Finance
Produce research and analysis of current and potential future policies related to the
implementation of the ANDS
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Support to the analysing and reporting on progress of ANDS implementation, related to the 22
National Priority Programs and Provincial Development Plans
Review potential reforms to enable effective on-budget aid, as promised at the Kabul
Conference
Exchange knowledge and facilitate public policy dialogue with key partners from the academic/
policy research community, private sector and civil society
Conduct studies to enhance and facilitate private sector investment
Draft a guideline for the institutionalisation of policies
The main bene�ciaries of PADD’s work include: the Deputy Ministry of Finance (Policy) itself,
Cabinet Sub-Committee on Economic Issues, the
Government Coordination Committee, the
Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB, pB 40), the Minister of Finance, and the Cluster
Coordinating Ministers.
Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)
Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) are designed to provide a framework of operation
for donors and governments of poor countries. To qualify for debt relief and other concessions,
low-income countries must produce a PRSP for some donorsB The PRSP format is �exible, but it is
based on a number of set principles. A PRSP should:
Be country-driven and owned, with the input of civil society and the private sector
Have results oriented to bene�t the poor
Be comprehensive in recognising the multidimensional nature of poverty
Be partnership-oriented (developed in cooperation with bilateral, multilateral and
nongovernmental actors)
Be based on a long-term perspective for poverty reduction
Interim PRSPs (I-PRSPs) are developed by countries that are not yet ready to develop a full PRSPB
At the
Berlin Meeting (pB 23) in 2001, Afghanistan agreed to prepare a PRSP, with an I-PRSP
due in June 2005. At the April 2005 Afghanistan
Development Forum, it was decided that the
development of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS, pB 13) would meet the
benchmarks of a PRSP process. The
Interim ANDS, which was launched in January 2006 after a
nine-month preparation period moved the country toward the achievement of a full PRSPB The full
ANDS was �nalised in April 2008 and submitted to the Jorld
Bank and the International Monetary
Fund as Afghanistan’s PRSPB
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Provincial Development Plan (PDP)
Aimed at ensuring broad consensus on development priorities in Afghanistan, the creation
of a Provincial Development Plan (PDP) for each of the country’s 34 provinces was initiated
by the Afghanistan National
Development Strategy (ANDS, pB 13)B The plans were the result
of subnational consultations with local communities organised in every province to identify
priorities and proposals for projects. The plans cover key sectors: infrastructure and natural
resources, economic governance and private sector development, agriculture and rural
development, education, health, social protection, governance, security, and rule of law/human
rights. Subsequent consultations were held with representatives from provincial administration,
civil society, and donor organisations to ensure the plans were aligned with the strategies of
relevant government ministriesB According to the Independent Directorate
of Local Governance
(IDLG, pB 37), the PDP process is among the efforts made to have provincial planning and
budgeting performed by the provinces, rather than for the provinces (by central ministries in
Kabul).
Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT)
wwwBnatoBint/isaf/topics/prt
Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT) are small teams of both military and civilian staff located
in bases; PRTs are intended to facilitate reconstruction and provide security for assistance efforts
at the provincial levelB The concept was �rst proposed by the Coalition Forces (CF, pB 2E) and the
United States embassy in mid-2002 during discussions about shifting from Operation Enduring
Freedom’s Phase III (combat phase) to Phase IV (reconstruction phase)B The establishment of
PRTs was of�cially announced and endorsed by President Karzai in November 2002B
PRTs were originally established by CFB The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF, pB 3E),
however, began taking over and establishing new PRTs in the North and West of Afghanistan in
2004, after an October 2003 UN Security Council resolution expanded ISAF’s mandate beyond
KabulB Command of PRTs in the South and East was transferred to ISAF in 2006, leaving ISAF in
charge of all PRTs in Afghanistan.
The objective of PRTs, as set forth by the PRT Executive Steering Committee, is to:
...assist the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to extend its authority, in order to facilitate
the development of a stable and secure environment in the identi�ed areas of operations,
and enable SSR [Security Sector Reform] and reconstruction efforts.
This broad mission statement is not backed by a detailed mandate, and there is no single PRT
model. While PRTs are led by individual lead nations, the military components of PRTs come under
the command of ISAF commandersB The structure and operation of PRTs are in�uenced by the
situation in particular provinces as well as by the philosophies, caveats and instructions of troop
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Each PRT comprises an average of 80 people. Roughly 60 are civilian experts in areas such
as engineering or agriculture, and about 20 are civilian specialists working with donor agencies
and their Afghan partners. Some PRTs also have agricultural and veterinary advisors, civilian
police trainers, governance advisors, development advisors, and counter-narcotic specialistsB
The military personnel provide protection for the civilian component, while the coordination of
reconstruction and development activities is the responsibility of civilian PRT staff.
PRT activities are monitored and guided by a PRT Executive Steering Committee chaired by the
Minister of Interior and co-chaired by the ISAF and CF commandersB The Committee includes
representatives from the Ministry of
Finance, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development,
Coalition Forces, ISAF, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA, pB 63), and
troop-contributing countriesB A PRT working group supports the work of the Steering CommitteeB
Some NGO actors are concerned that PRT involvement in humanitarian assistance blurs the
distinction between the military and aid sectors. Proponents counter that PRTs can enable
assistance projects to be carried out in high-risk areas generally inaccessible to aid agenciesB
As of November 2010, there are 27 PRTs operating in Afghanistan. Twelve are provided by the
United States (including one joint Australia-US run PRT in Uruzgan Province), two each by Germany
and Turkey, and one each by New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Korea,
Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Norway, Hungary, Sweden, and the Czech Republic.
Public Administration Reform (PAR)
The Afghan government’s Public Administration Reform (PAR) framework seeks to create an ef�cient,
effective and transparent civil service in Afghanistan. Overseen by the Independent Administrative
Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC, pB 36) and the Independent Directorate of Local
Governance (IDLG, pB 37), PAR is one of the priorities laid out in the
Afghanistan Compact (p. 11),
the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS, pB 13) and the
Kabul Conference (p. 43).
PAR aims to address a variety of problems, including: the fragmentation of government structures,
with many overlapping functions and a lack of coordination among agencies; the often tenuous
connection between the centre (Kabul) and the provinces; the unclear lines of accountability with
weak reinforcement mechanisms; the lack of experienced professional staff with the necessary
skills; the lack of robust procedures for recruitment and appointment on merit, which has led to
a high level of patronage-based appointments; the need for a pay and grading structure which
attracts, retains and motivates civil servants; poor physical infrastructure; and slow and outdated
administrative systems.
A central element of PAR has been the
Priority Reform and Restructuring (PRR) initiative, aimed at
creating administrative capacity in ministries and giving targeted salary increases. PRR was also
designed to ensure consistency across ministries that are reforming with the help of different donors.
In 200D, the PAR programme was redesigned and a framework for SY138D-8E (2006-11) was
developed, shifting the focus away from piecemeal initiatives toward more comprehensive reform
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involving whole ministries and other independent agencies that are allocated funds directly from
the Ministry of
Finance (also known as primary budget units); it was also intended to move the
reforms from the centre to provinces and districts. This new version of the PAR programme has
been reorganised into �ve parts along functional and programmatic themes: 1) administrative
reform, 2) salaries and incentives, 3) civil service management, 4) ensuring and expanding merit-
The next generation of the Public Administration Reform programme is being developed by the
Strategy & Policy Unit of the Civil Service Management DepartmentB In line with the commitments
made at the 2010 Kabul Conference, this initiative will be linked to the scaling up of the Civil
Service Reform ProjectB It is expected that the new PAR will focus on the ongoing efforts to de-
politicise civil service recruitment, reform pay and grading, and ensure that reforms and new
programs are led by Afghan civil servants by “injecting” signi�cant numbers of quali�ed Afghans
into senior line posts at province levels. It is also hoped that the latter initiative will ultimately
reduce the administrative disconnect between the centre and subnational levels. The new PAR
will be �nalised by end of 138E, or March 2011B
For more information on Afghanistan’s public sector, see pB 76B
Security Sector Reform (SSR)
Announced at the February 2003
Tokyo Meeting on the Consolidation of Peace in Afghanistan (p.
63), the government’s framework for Security Sector Reform (SSR) had �ve pillars:
The 1.
establishment of the Afghan National Army (ANA, p. 4)
The establishment of the Afghan National Police (ANP, p. 5)
Justice Sector Reform (JSR, p. 41)
Demobilisation and Reintegration (see ANBP, pB 16)
Counter 5.
Narcotics (CN, p. 32)
Upon completion of the DDR process in June 200D, the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (see
ANBP, p. 16) commenced.
DIAG is designed to disarm and disband illegal armed groups operating
outside central government control.
Jith the exception of DDR, these pillars corresponded explicitly to the reform and creation
of government ministries—the Ministry of
Defence, the Ministry of
Interior, the
Ministry of
Justice, and the Ministry of Counter Narcotics. At the Bonn (p. 24) and
Tokyo meetings, �ve
donor countries agreed to each take the lead on a speci�c SSR pillar: the United States on
the ANA, Germany on the ANP (a role later taken over by the European Union Police Mission
in Afghanistan, p. 35), Italy on JSR,
Japan on DDR, and the United Kingdom on counter-
narcoticsB Originally referred to as “lead donors,” these “key partners” were responsible for
overseeing their particular sectors, although they were not necessarily contributing the most
funds; the “lead donor” or “key partner” terminology is no longer usedB Additional donors are
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involved to various degrees in each area, and the United States is involved to some extent in
all of them.
Since 2004, the
National Security Council (NSC) and the Of�ce of the National Security Council
have been responsible for overall coordination of SSR activities and established two coordinating
committees, both of which included international representation: the Security Sector Reform
Coordination Committee and the Security Coordination ForumB A new SSR strategy was referred
to in the �nal Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS, pB 13), which was approved by
President Hamid Karzai in April 2008B However, unlike the ANDS, the national security policy and
SSR strategy are not publicly available.
In 200E, a non-state security force was created as a short-term solution until effective state
security forces are realised. The
Afghan Public Protection Program (APPP or AP3) trains local
people to serve as community guard forces in unsecured regions. It is intended to bolster the
police as a tangible and immediate-improvement community watch/policing programme, and
is initially a pilot programme in Wardak Province. In 2010 it was expected that this programme
would be expanded; however, as of November 2010 this now appears unlikely. Instead, it appears
that Afghan Local Police (ALP), approved by President Karzai in August 2010, will be the next
manifestation of this community-based self-defence initiativeB Concerns have been raised that
community-based self-defence initiatives could undermine state authority and progress made
in disarmament.
Southern and Western Afghanistan and Balochistan
Association for Coordination (SWABAC)
The Southern and Western Afghanistan and Balochistan Association for Coordination (SWABAC) is
a coordination body for Afghan and international NGOs working in southern Afghanistan. Its head
of�ce is in Kandahar and it is currently in the process opening a sub-of�ce in KabulB
SWABAC was founded in September 1988 by 12 NGOs engaged in relief and rehabilitation work
with Afghan refugee villages in Balochistan and communities inside Afghanistan. Membership is
open to government-registered NGOs working in southern Afghanistan who show a dedication to
coordination and have proof of donor funding, have an organisational pro�le, and are certi�ed by
�ve other NGOsB As of November 2010, SJABAC had 41 membersB It holds regular membership
meetings, monthly general assembly meetings, and biweekly panel meetings for the advisory
committee, as well as meetings on an as-needed basisB
SJABAC’s activities fall within three major categories: coordination, advocacy, and capacity-
building. SWABAC provides a forum for members to discuss their concerns about policy guidelines
for delivering assistance, resource management, and other operational issues, with the ultimate
goal of improving coordination among the assistance community in southern Afghanistan.
SWABAC was involved in drafting the NGO Code of Conduct (p. 55) in cooperation with the Agency
Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR, p. 22), the Afghan NGOs Coordination Bureau (ANCB,
p. 7), and the Afghan Women’s Network (AWN, p. 8). On behalf of its member NGOs and as a
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representative of the southern region, SWABAC played a role in developing both the Agriculture
and the Rural Development sectors in the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS, pB
13). In 2010, SWABAC participated in the London Conference and contributed to the Civil Societies
statements for the Peace Jirga and Kabul Conference.
SWABAC is the lead agency for the Local Cooperation and Coordination Sector of Kandahar’s
Provincial Development CommitteeB The association’s funding sources include membership fees,
and its monitoring and evaluation projects are funded by the United Nations.
Tokyo Meetings
wwwBmofaBgoBjp/region/middle_e/afghanistan/min0201
The Tokyo Ministerial Meeting—formally known as the International Conference on Reconstruction
Assistance to Afghanistan—was a meeting of the Afghanistan Reconstruction Steering Group
(ARSG) that mobilised the �rst substantial post-Taliban donor commitments for the reconstruction
of AfghanistanB It took place on 21-22 January 2002, and was co-chaired by Japan, the United
States, the European Union, and Saudi Arabia. Ministers and representatives from 61 countries
and 21 international organisations attended. NGOs held a separate parallel meeting, the results
of which were reported to the plenary session of the Ministerial Meeting.
Discussions focused on a comprehensive framework for reconstruction over the longer term and
costed the recovery needs of Afghanistan over the following ten years at $1D billionB This �gure
was increased to $27B4 billion in the Securing Afghanistan’s Future report that resulted from the
Berlin Meeting (p. 23) held in March 2004.
In February 2003 another meeting was held in Tokyo: the
Tokyo Conference on the Consolidation
of Peace in Afghanistan. It was held to discuss security reform in Afghanistan and resulted in the
�ve-pillar
Security Sector Reform (SSR, p. 61) strategy.
United Nations in Afghanistan
See page 67 for acronyms of the different United Nations agencies.
The United Nations (UN) system is represented in Afghanistan by the integrated UN Mission
comprising the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and over 31 UN
agencies, funds and programmes. The UN’s development and humanitarian functions, in addition
to the international �nancial institutions (
World Bank,
International Monetary Fund LIMF] and Asian
Development Bank LADB]) and the
International Organisation for Migration (IOM), are brought
together under the umbrella of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT). Overall, the UN has an
annual budget estimated at around $4 billion for AfghanistanB
Although the UN has been present in Afghanistan since the 1960s with the presence of several UN
specialised agencies, the integrated mission in its current form was established in 2002 following
the
Bonn Agreement (p. 24) and the subsequent passing of Security Council Resolution 1401 on 28
March 2002. UNAMA’s mandate has been extended seven times (in 2010, by Resolution 1917).
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It provides UNAMA and the
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan with a
mandate to support the government in its efforts to improve critical areas, including security, governance
and economic development, and regional cooperation, as well as to support the full implementation
of mutual commitments made on these issues at the
London Conference in January 2010 (p. 46) and
the subsequent Kabul Conference in July 2010 (p. 43). The mission is further instructed to continue
to: provide political and strategic advice for the peace process, provide good of�ces, promote human
rights, provide technical assistance, and ensure the coordination of humanitarian relief and UN
development activities in coordination with the Afghan governmentB The Secretary-General reports
on progress made in the carrying out of the mandate on a quarterly basis.
In line with the above, UNAMA focuses its efforts on supporting elections, peace and reconciliation,
regional cooperation and aid coherence. In recent years UNAMA’s activities have included focus on:
improving donor and government coordination through the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board
(pB 40), the Policy Action Group, and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF, pB 3E); con�ict
resolution at provincial levels; raising the issue of civilian casualties and promoting the process of
casualty veri�cation; vetting senior of�cers within the Afghan National Police (ANP, pB D) for criminal
and human rights violations as part of pay and rank reform; advocating for reform of the Ministry of
Interior; and promoting the implementation of the Afghan National Development Strategy (pB 13)B
Within the overall context of the UN’s commitment to supporting the Government of Afghanistan
achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs, pB 48) and the ANDS, the UN development
and humanitarian agencies provide support in their specialised areas of operation as per each
agency’s mandate.
The integrated mission is headed by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General
(SRSG), Staffan de Mistura, who took up the post in April 2010B The Of�ce of the SRSG is
responsible for overall policy guidance and high-level decision-making for the political component
of the mission, in addition to liaising with the Afghan Government, the Coalition Forces (pB 2E),
and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF, pB 3E)B The SRSG is supported by two
deputies as well as a number of Special Advisers on human rights, gender, drugs, rule of law,
police, military, and legal issues, as well as communicationB The two deputies (DSRSGs) head
the two pillars of UNAMA’s operations: 1) Political Affairs, and 2) Development and Humanitarian
Affairs. The UNAMA Chief of Staff is responsible for integrating the two pillars of the mission.
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Afghanistan brings together all UN agencies, funds and
programmes engaged with Afghanistan as well as many UN secretariat departments. This includes
a number of UN agencies that engage with Afghanistan through programmes or other activities
but do not have an established of�ce in countryB Such actors include, among others, UNAIDS, the
World Trade Organisation (WTO), and the
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)B
The UN agencies, funds and programmes are the development and humanitarian branch of the
UN in Afghanistan, and thus contribute to the ful�lment of the development, humanitarian and
reconstruction facets of UNAMA’s mandateB The DSRSG for Pillar 2 wears multiple hats, as this
role also comprises being the Resident Coordinator (RC), Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and the
Resident Representative (RR) of UNDPB Supported by the RC’s Of�ce, the RC is responsible for
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heading the UNCT and coordinating the UN’s development activities; supported by UNOCHA, the
HC is responsible for the coordination of the humanitarian community in Afghanistan.
The UN is present in all 34 provinces of the country through sub-of�ces or programmesB The
combined efforts of UN staff in the provinces support capacity-building of local government and
promote peacebuilding and reconciliation as well as the empowerment of civil society down to
the district levelB UNAMA and a number of UN agencies, such as UNHCR, JFP and UNICEF, have
sub-of�ces and project representatives in various provinces, while other agencies implement
programmes at the local level exclusively through national partners. In addition to the main
of�ces in Kabul, there are eight UNAMA regional of�ces, in Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, Mazar-i-
Sharif, Jalalabad, Kunduz, Bamiyan and Gardez, and 1D provincial of�ces, in Day Kundi, Jawzjan,
Maimana, Sar-i-Pul, Faizabad, Pul-i-Khumri, Takhar, Khost, Uruzgan, Zabul, Nimroz, Farah, Badghis,
Ghor and KunarB An additional of�ce is planned for GhazniB Liaison of�ces in Tehran, Asghabad
and Islamabad support the mission’s work in regional coordination.
In an effort to provide a coherent response to the development, humanitarian and political
challenges in Afghanistan and support to the government, the UNCT “delivers as one” within
Integrated Strategic Framework
(ISF) and the
UN Development Assistance Framework
2010-
13 (UNDAF)B The former de�nes the overarching strategic direction that the UN system as a
whole is taking in Afghanistan, and ensures the cohesion of all facets of the UN’s work: political,
developmental and humanitarianB The ISF is supported by the UNDAF, which is a programme-
planning framework for all UN agencies operating in Afghanistan. It is important to note that
although the UNDAF describes the common response of the UN system at country-level, it does
not replace each agency’s individual programme. The humanitarian aspects of UN programming
are governed by the Consolidated Appeals Process.
The second UNDAF in Afghanistan, which spans 2010-13, was launched in October 200EB The 33
members of the UNCT jointly and extensively consulted national and international partners and
prepared the framework to support the ANDSB The UNDAF comprises three mutually reinforcing
priorities: 1) governance, peace and stability, 2) sustainable livelihoods: agriculture, food security
and income opportunities, and 3) basic social services: health, education, water and sanitation.
UNAMA and UNDP jointly take the lead of the �rst priority area, with MACCA, IOM, UN-Habitat,
UNIDO, UNOPS, UNCTAD, UNODC, UNFPA, ILO , UNIFEM and UNICEF are also engaged in it (see
abbreviations below)B FAO takes the lead in the second area, with ILO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNIDO, JFP,
UN-Habitat, UNEP, UNFPA, UNHCR and UNIFEM also being active in its focus on livelihoodsB This
priority area will complement the government’s efforts to support literacy and vocational training,
primary and secondary schooling, and higher education.
The UNCT also supports the improvement of health systems and services, the provision of safe
drinking water and sanitationB As dictated by their global mandate, UNFPA, UNICEF and UNESCO
jointly lead in this area, with the strong engagement of JHO, JFP, FAO, UNIFEM and IOMB
Structure of the United Nations System in
Afghanistan (Source: UNAMA)
Special Representative of
the Secretary-General
Deputy Special
Representative of the
Secretary-General
Pillar I
Chief of Staff
Deputy Special Representative
Director of Aid Coherence &
Special Advisor to SRSG
UN-Habitat
IMF
UNIFEM
UNIDO
UNFPA
WHO
UNHCHR
IRIN
Resident Coordinator’s Office
(Coordination of UN system)
Political Affairs
Military Advisory Unit
Aid Coherence / Donor
Coordination
Governance
WTO
IFAD
Police Advisory Unit
Rule of Law
Field Coordination (Regional &
Provincial Offices)
Chief Security Advisor
Spokesperson
United Nations Country Team (UNCT)
Policy Analysis Cell
UNAMA
United Nations Integrated Mission in Afghanistan
UNAMA
Child Protection
Gender
Human Rights Section
UN Security & DSS
Regional Liaison Offices
OCHA
FAO
IOM
UNDP
World Bank
UNICEF
MACCA
UNESCO
UNOHCR
UNOOSA
UNAIDS
ILO
UNODC
WFP
ICAO
UNOPS
UNEP
UNDSS
ESCAP
UNCTAD
A to Z
The 26 UN signatories to the new UNDAF are:
United Nations
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
United Nations Of�ce for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Educational, Scienti�c and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Of�ce of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
United Nations Development Fund for Jomen (UNIFEM)
United Nations Integrated Regional Information Network (UNIRIN)
Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA)
United Nations Of�ce on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Of�ce of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR)
United Nations Of�ce for Project Services (UNOPS)
Jorld Food Programme (JFP)
World Health Organisation (WHO)
World
Asian Development
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
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The Government of Afghanistan: Contents
Background
Government in Afghanistan
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The Executive
...............................................................................................................................70
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National Assembly
.................................................................................................................71
Support to the National Assembly
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Provincial Councils
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The Judiciary
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The Supreme Court
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Courts of Appeal
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Primary Courts
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The public sector
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Pay and grading
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Organogram: Central government of Afghanistan
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Ministries and ministers of the Afghan government
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Electoral system
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...................................................................................................................83
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Key actors in Afghan elections
....................................................................................................83
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Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC)
.............................................................................85
Enhancing Legal and Electoral Capacity for Tomorrow (ELECT)
.........................................86
Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA)
..................................................86
Vetting and complaints
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Political parties
.............................................................................................................................88
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Introduction
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Candidate nomination
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Voter registration
...................................................................................................................90
Polling centres and staf�ng
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Election monitoring and observation
...................................................................................91
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Fraud
91
Election 2010
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Candidate nomination and vetting
.......................................................................................92
Voter registration
...................................................................................................................92
Election monitoring and observation
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Security and Fraud
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Background
Following the collapse of the Taliban regime at the end of 2001, Afghan factional leaders came
together at a
UN-sponsored conference in Bonn, Germany, where the
Bonn Agreement (p. 24) was
signed. The Agreement appointed the Afghanistan Interim Administration and set out a timetable
for re-establishing permanent government institutions and “a broad-based, gender sensitive,
multi-ethnic and fully representative government” in Afghanistan
over the course of two and a half
years. The Emergency Loya Jirga (ELJ, p. 34) of June 2002 replaced the AIA with the Afghanistan
Transitional Authority (ATA), and elected Hamid Karzai as the Head of State—and temporary Head
of Government, in the absence of a legislature—of the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan.
In line with the Bonn timetable, a new Constitution (full text, p. 96) was debated and endorsed by
a Constitutional Loya Jirga (CLJ, pB 30), which ran from 14 December 2003 to 4 January 2004B
The Constitution provides for an elected President, along with two nominated Vice Presidents,
and a National Assembly comprising two houses, the lower
Wolesi Jirga
(House of the People)
and the upper
Meshrano Jirga
(House of Elders)B On the sub-national level, it provides for elected
Provincial, District, Village and Municipal Councils, as well as Governors and Mayors appointed by
In an election held on E October 2004, Hamid Karzai became the �rst popularly elected President
of Afghanistan, with DD percent of the voteB He was sworn in on 7 December 2004, at which
time the transitional state of�cially became the new Islamic Republic of AfghanistanB Legislative
and Provincial and District Council elections were supposed to be held concurrently with the
Presidential election, but were postponed due to security and technical problems. Elections for
the Wolesi Jirga and Provincial Councils were eventually held on 18 September 2005. A second set
of Presidential and Provincial Council elections took place in 2009, a controversial process that
ended with President Karzai assuming of�ce for his second termB District, Village and Municipal
Council elections have not occurred.
Government in Afghanistan
The Executive
The executive branch of Afghanistan’s central government is comprised of the Of�ce of the
President, two Vice Presidents, the Attorney General, the Cabinet comprised of 26 ministers, as
well as several independent bodies and other central government agencies (see organogram,
pB 80)B The President is directly elected for a �ve-year period and can serve a maximum of two
terms. Candidates for the presidency name their two vice presidential candidates at the time of
nominationB The President is the Head of State, the Chair of the Cabinet, and the Commander-in-
Chief of the armed forces.
The overall
Of�ce of the President consists of the Of�ce of the President itself, the Security Council,
the Press Of�ce, and the
Of�ce of Administrative Affairs (OAA, pB D6), which provides administrative,
logistical and �nancial support to the President, Vice Presidents, and advisors to the PresidentB
Government
The President nominates ministers, the Attorney General, the Governor of
Da Afghanistan Bank
(the
central bank), the members of the Supreme Court, the Head of the
National Security Directorate,
and the President of the Red Crescent Society. Nominees are then subject to parliamentary vote,
and if rejected by the National Assembly, may not assume of�ceB Of 24 ministerial nominees
initially put forward by the President in December 200E, only 7 were accepted by the Jolesi JirgaB
Several more were con�rmed after new submissions in January and June 2010, but 10 ministries
remain with Acting Ministers. According to the Constitution, all other executive posts, including
those of the Vice Presidents, the Mayor of Kabul, and the heads of various commissions, are
appointed by the President and do not require the approval of the National Assembly.
The Legislature
National Assembly
As provided by the 2004 Constitution, the National Assembly—commonly referred to as the
Parliament—consists of two houses, the lower Wolesi Jirga (House of the People) and the upper
Meshrano Jirga (House of Elders)B The new National Assembly convened for the �rst time in
December 200D, following the September 200D parliamentary electionsB
Members of the
Jolesi Jirga are directly elected for �ve years by provincial constituenciesB There
are currently 249 seats in the Wolesi Jirga; the Constitution stipulates that the maximum number
of seats is 250. Seats are distributed among the provinces according to population size (see table
on p. 84). The Constitution states that an average of two seats from each province, 68 in total, are
reserved for women. Ten seats are reserved for the Kuchi (traditionally nomadic) population, three
of which must go to women. The provision for Kuchis has, however, been hotly contested among
The Meshrano Jirga
has 102 members, selected by a mixture of Presidential appointments (one
third) and indirect elections following popular elections for the Wolesi Jirga
and Provincial and
District Councils (two-thirds)B The Constitution stipulates that members of the Meshrano Jirga are
elected and appointed as follows:
From among the members of each Provincial Council, the respective council elects one person
for a period of four years
From among the District Councils of each province, the respective councils elect one person
for a period of three years
The President appoints the remaining one-third of the members, including two representatives of
the disabled and two representatives of Kuchis, for a period of �ve yearsB Of these presidential
appointees, 50 percent must be women.
Jhile the Constitution has provisions for District Council elections, these have not been held to
date. A temporary solution was devised for the interim: Instead of one, each Provincial Council
elects two of its members to the Meshrano Jirga (one for four years and a second for three years
or until district elections are held), thereby maintaining the 2:1 ratio of elected to appointed seats.
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Six years after the temporary solution was adopted, plans to hold district elections are still unclear
and they remain postponed. The temporary means of forming the Meshrano Jirga will remain in
place until District Councils are formedB
Members of the National Assembly must be Afghan citizens. Candidates must be at least 25
years of age at the date of candidacy for the Wolesi Jirga, and at least 35 at the date of election or
appointment to the Meshrano Jirga. It is not possible to be a member of both the Meshrano Jirga
and Wolesi Jirga at the same time.
The National Assembly convenes two ordinary sessions per year, and its term is nine months in
the year. Sessions are open to the public unless secrecy is requested by the Chairman of the
National Assembly or at least 10 members, and it is granted by the Assembly.
According to Article 90 of the Constitution, the National Assembly has the following authorities:
Rati�cation, modi�cation or abrogation of laws and legislative decrees
Approval of plans for economic, social, cultural and technological development
Approval of the state budget, permission for obtaining and granting loans
Creation, modi�cation and abrogation of administrative units
Rati�cation of international treaties and agreements, or abrogation of the membership of
Afghanistan to them
Policies and legislation can be initiated by the Of�ce of the President, individual ministries, or the
National Assembly, and become law after passing through both houses of the National Assembly
and being endorsed by the President. Article 94 of the Constitution states that:
Law is what both Houses of the National Assembly approve and the President endorses unless
this Constitution states otherwise
In case the President does not agree to what the National Assembly approves, he can send the
document back with justi�able reasons to the Jolesi Jirga within 1D days of its submission
With the passage of this period or in case the Wolesi Jirga approves a particular case again
with a two-third majority vote, the bill is considered endorsed and enforced
Certain legislative documents (rules, directives and guidelines) can be decreed by individual ministers.
A proposed bill or signed decree should be passed by the National Assembly within one month of its
submission. There are 18 commissions in the Wolesi Jirga
and 14 in the Meshrano Jirga
The 2001 Bonn Agreement stated that the Constitution of 1964 and other existing laws (providing
they were not inconsistent with the Bonn Agreement or Afghanistan’s international legal
obligations) would constitute an interim legal framework until a new Constitution was passed.
The new Constitution entered into force in 2004 and many decrees and laws have been enacted
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according to its provisions. The department of the Ministry of Justice responsible for drafting
legislation, the
Taqnin
, has drafted many laws that have replaced old legislation. Contradictory
legislation enacted by various former regimes remains, however, and harmonisation efforts
For more information about laws in Afghanistan, see pB 4D
Support to the National Assembly
A number of international actors have provided technical support to the National Assembly,
including the United Nations Development Programme’s
SEAL (Support to the Establishment of
the Afghan Legislature) project, which began in February 200D and was extended in March 2008
for a further four years. This project has provided assistance including legal support, information
and communication technologies, parliament
ary out
reach and public awareness programmes,
project management, and specialised training. More recently, SEAL has been involved with
encouraging political party/issues-based group development inside parliamentB
Another major initiative is the USAID-funded
Afghanistan Parliamentary Assistance Project (APAP
- wwwBsunyafBorg), which is implemented by the Centre for International Development of the
State
University of New York (SUNY/CID)B It was launched in 2004 to assist in establishing a parliament
that “is able to operate as a strong, independent and effective deliberative bodyB”
Through the
Afghanistan Parliamentary Institute, APAP works to develop the institutional capacity of the
National Assembly secretariat to more effectively support Members of Parliament (MPs) in their
legislative roles. APAP also works to strengthen the capacity of the MPs themselves in carrying out
their legislative, representative and oversight responsibilities. This includes helping the National
Assembly to increase its engagement with constituents and build its linkages with the executive
branch of government, civil society, NGOs, and the media. APAP makes available several resources
to the international community, including a regularly published legislative newsletter containing
updates on parliamentary activities.
Other organisations that have or are providing support for the National Assembly include the
International Republican Institute (IRI),
National Democratic Institute (NDI),
International
Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung,
Provincial Councils
The 34 Provincial Councils have between nine and 29 members depending on the size of the
province’s population, and are elected in a single provincial constituency. Candidates must reside
in the province in which they stand for election, and cannot stand simultaneously for both Wolesi
Jirga and Provincial Council electionsB The Electoral Law states that one-quarter of the seats on
a Provincial Council should be reserved for women. Two members from each Provincial Council
serve in the Meshrano Jirga
(this will decrease to one member per Provincial Council if District
Councils are elected and formed). To date, two rounds of Provincial Council elections have taken
place, in 2005 and 2009, following the Constitutional requirement that they occur every four
years. Accordingly, the next elections for these provincial bodies will take place in 2013.
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The 2007 Provincial Council Law is vague on the Councils’ responsibilities, and signi�cant confusion
remains about their exact role—while a mandate exists, it is ambiguous and does not allocate
them decision-making authorityB Thus far, Provincial Council activities have included: electing
provincial representatives from their own membership to the
; participating in the
development of the provinces and improvement of administrative affairs; and advising provincial
administrations of issues such as development planning. Their role in a given province is often
dependent on the relationship between the Council and the Provincial Governor.
District Councils
According to the Constitution, District Councils will have between D and 1D members depending
on the size of the district’s population, and be elected every three years. Candidates must reside
in the district in which they stand for electionB If formed, they will elect one-third of the members
To date, however, elections for District Councils have not been heldB There are a number of
reasons for thisB First, district boundaries in some areas have not been con�rmed, and thus it is
not possible to calculate district populations or judge how many District Council seats should be
allocated to these districtsB This problem is compounded by the lack of an up-to-date census for
the country as a whole. Second, voter registration processes have not registered voters by district,
given the ambiguity of boundaries, and instead have only been by province. Thus, in order to
conduct District Council elections, another registration process would be requiredB
A Constitutional provision (Article 110) states that should a
Loya Jirga
need to be held (for
example, in order to change the Constitution, or discuss “supreme interests of the country”),
it must be comprised of the National Assembly plus the chairpersons of Provincial and District
CouncilsB As such, the formation of District Councils would be necessary in the event that a
Loya
The Constitution also calls for the election of Village Councils, Municipal Councils, and Mayors
through free, general, secret and direct electionsB Village Councils are to be elected for three yearsB
The terms of Municipal Councils and Mayors are not yet speci�ed, and the mandates of Village
and Municipal Councils are not elaborated in the Constitution or the Electoral Law. Elections for
these bodies are unlikely to be held in the next several years.
The Judiciary
The major permanent justice institutions in Afghanistan are the Supreme
Court, the Of�ce of
the Attorney General, and the Ministry of Justice. The 2004 Constitution states: “The judicial
branch is an independent organ of the state of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The judicial
branch consists of the Supreme Court (
Stera Mahkama
High Courts, Appeal Courts, and Primary
Courts, the structure and authorities of which are determined by lawB” In June 200D, a new law
regulating the judiciary and courts was passed by the Cabinet. Until this point, the system had
been governed by the 1990 Law of the Jurisdiction and Organisation of the Courts of Afghanistan
Government
Of�cial Gazette
no. 63, SY1369). The new law divides the courts into three tiers: the Supreme
Court, the Courts of Appeal, and the Primary Courts. It allows for travelling or mobile courts in the
event that they are needed; these must be approved by the President.
The Supreme Court has wide-ranging powers of interpretation: Its duties include the review of
laws, decrees, international treaties, and international covenants to ensure they comply with the
ConstitutionB The Of�ce of the
Attorney General is an independent body, part of the Executive
branch, responsible for investigation and prosecution.
The reach of the formal justice system varies signi�cantly across the countryB A large proportion
of disputes in Afghanistan are settled outside the formal court system—particularly, but not
exclusively, in rural areasB Community-based justice mechanisms—
shuras, jirgas
often settle civil and sometimes criminal disputes using Islamic and customary/tribal laws of that
area. The justice system is therefore composed of both formal and informal mechanisms that
include civil law, Islamic, and customary/tribal lawB Many instances are found in which formal
and informal mechanisms and actors engage with one another. There are common elements
among these systems with respect to issues such as land and property, but they can diverge quite
dramatically on criminal matters and the role and nature of punishment.
As speci�ed in the
Bonn Agreement, the Judicial Reform Commission (JRC) was established in
November 2002 to review and reform the fragmented justice sector. The JRC was tasked with
guiding the physical and structural restoration of the justice system—balancing modern and Islamic
law, addressing the plurality of legal organs, and clarifying the roles and reporting structures of
the various parts of the judicial branch. The JRC was a temporary institution, and by early 2005
its responsibilities had devolved to the permanent justice institutions. As part of the Afghanistan
National Development Strategy (ANDS, pB 13) process, national-level coordination of justice sector
initiatives came under the responsibility of the Justice Sector Consultative Group. According to the
ANDS, the National Justice Programme’s Project Oversight Committee and Program Support Unit
(see Justice Sector Reform, p. 41) are intended to take over these coordinating functions.
The Constitution allows for judges to be trained in either civil or Islamic law. Sitting judges are not
allowed to hold political party membership.
The Supreme Court
In accordance with the Constitution, the Supreme Court has nine members, appointed for ten-
year terms by the President, with the approval of the Wolesi Jirga. The President selects one of
the nine members to serve as Chief Justice. The Supreme Court manages the personnel, budgets,
and policy decisions of the entire national, provincial and district court system.
The Supreme Court convenes regular sessions, at least once every 15 days, and additional
sessions can be convened by request. The presence of at least six members is needed for a
Supreme Court quorum, and decisions are made by majority vote. The Supreme Court is divided
into four sub-courts or departments (
dewans
)—General Criminal, Public/National Security, Civil
and Public Rights, and Commercial—each headed by a Supreme Court Justice.
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Nine new Supreme Court members were sworn in on 5 August 2006. The new Court is
characterised as moderate, technocratic and highly educated in comparison to its ultra-
conservative predecessor.
Courts of Appeal
Courts of Appeal are operational in all provinces (although a few in some provinces do not have
the requisite number of judges to hear appeal cases). They comprise the Chief of the Court,
other judicial members, and heads of
dewans
. Courts of Appeal in more populous provinces have
�ve
dewans
—General Criminal (which also deals with traf�c violations), Public Security, Civil and
Family, Public Rights, and CommercialB Those in less populous provinces have four
dewans
Primary Court, General Criminal, Civil, and Public Security. Only the Court of Appeal in Kabul has a
Juvenile Court specially created to hear cases involving juveniles; however, in many provinces there
are judges experienced or trained to deal with juvenile cases. The Courts of Appeal oversee the
rulings and decisions of the Primary Courts in their respective provinces, and have the authority to
correct, overturn, amend, con�rm or repeal these rulings and decisionsB They are also responsible
for deciding on con�icts of judicial jurisdictionB
Primary Courts
At the district level, the City Primary Court (which is the primary court in the provincial capital)
consists of �ve
dewans
—General Criminal, Civil, Public Rights, Public Security, and Traf�cB Primary
Courts in all districts outside the provincial capital have three
dewans
—General Criminal, Public
Security, and Civil and Public Rights. Many districts do not currently have functional primary
courts, mainly due to security concerns. In many cases, judges hold primary court sessions in the
provincial capital.
Criminal cases are initiated by the Prosecutor’s Of�ce �ling them with the Primary Court; civil rights
cases are �led with an of�ce in the Ministry of JusticeB Thereafter, a series of judicial sessions
may be held until a decision is reached by the Primary Court. Almost as a matter of customary
practice, most cases decided by the Primary Courts are appealed to the Courts of Appeal. When
appeals reach the Supreme Court, judges often send the case back to the Primary Court for a
new hearing.
The public sector
Afghanistan’s public sector consists of the central government, provinces, municipalities (urban
sub-units of provinces), and districts (rural sub-units of provinces), as well as state enterprises
(wholly and majority owned).
State agencies, including central government ministries and
institutions, are considered to be primary budgetary units with their own discrete budgets.
In theory, Afghanistan is a unitary state: All political authority is vested in the government in Kabul.
The powers and responsibilities of the provincial and district administrations are determined (and
therefore may be withdrawn) by the central government. Though provinces and districts are legally
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recognised units of subnational administration,
they are not intended to be autonomous in
their policy decisions. However, given the
political and military strength of some regional
power-holders, the practical reality is that
certain provinces have considerable decision-
making authority.
The Constitution explicitly allows a measure of
decentralisation by stating that “the government,
while preserving the principle of centralism—
in accordance with the law—shall delegate
certain authorities to local administration units
for the purpose of expediting and promoting
economic, social and cultural affairs, and increasing the participation of people in the development
of the nation” (Article 137)B It speci�es that a Provincial Council with elected members is to be
formed in every province, and that District and Village Councils are to be electedB
The country’s 34 provinces are the basic units of local administration. The executive at the provincial
level is the Governor (
Wali
), who is appointed by the President. The provinces are not distinct
political entities and formally have a very modest role in decisions concerning their own structure,
recruitment of senior staff, and size and composition of work force. In effect, the administration
of each province is a collection of branches of central government ministries. The majority of
decisions on provincial staf�ng are made in Kabul by the parent ministry, in negotiation with the
Of�ce of Administrative Affairs (OAA, pB D6) and with oversight by the head of the Independent
Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC, p. 36). As of SY1386 (2007–
08), certain key posts also require rati�cation by the
Independent Appointments Board of the
IARCSCB A government body for subnational administration, the Independent Directorate for Local
Governance (IDLG, pB 37), was created in August 2007B IDLG has a mandate to improve
governance
and achieve stability on the subnational level, and is responsible for supervising Provincial and
District Governors, Provincial Councils, and municipalities (except Kabul Municipality)B
Provinces are divided into districts
and municipalities. Administrative arrangements between the
province and its districts are similar to those in the relationship between the centre and the
provinceB The central ministry in Kabul determines district senior staf�ng and budget allocations,
however, leaving provincial of�cials with relatively little discretion in this regard, at least of�ciallyB
Municipalities are overseen by the IDLG, in some provinces with signi�cant in�uence by the
GovernorB The IDLG approves staf�ng numbers and budgets in each municipality, even though
municipalities are entitled to collect and retain their own taxes. In some provinces, such as
Herat and Kandahar, rural municipalities also have a reporting relationship with the provincial
municipality, although this is contrary to the established government structure.
Central government ministries and institutions are primary budget units with speci�c budgets
determined by law; provincial departments of the central government ministries and some
Legally recognised local government units
34 provinces
wolayat
Approximately 384 districts (a
woliswali
the number of districts in each province
varies between 4 and 27
Provincial municipalities
sharwali
wolayat
)—in principle each province
Rural municipalities
sharwali
woliswali
most one rural municipality, but some
do not have any
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independent units are secondary budget units—that is, they receive their allotments at the
discretion of their ministries and relevant independent agenciesB There are no speci�c provincial
department budgetsB Districts are tertiary budget units; their budget allocations depend on the
decisions made at the request of the relevant provincial-level departments of Kabul ministries and
other independent units. All revenues collected by provinces and districts are national revenues;
provinces are merely the tax collectorsB In effect, both provincial and district staf�ng levels and
budgets are determined based more on precedent than on rational planning. This system gives
Kabul considerable political authority over provincial expenditure policy, although Provincial and
District Governors have a certain amount of de facto authorityB
State enterprises report to the ministry or department in their respective sectorB For example, the
head of a coal mine would report to the provincial Department of Mines as well as the Ministry of
Mines in KabulB There are no provincially-owned enterprisesB
Although they do not hold formal power, community
shuras
jirgas
can also be in�uential
local actors.
(best translated as local councils) are longstanding features of Afghan
political society. They are convened on an ad hoc basis and are rarely permanent bodies with
identi�able membersB
(Islamic scholars)
and
of elders are usually found
at the provincial level, though there are often competing local and district
some of which
are run by unelected strongmenB As District Councils have not yet been elected, many district
administrators make use of
shuras
in their activities. Many districts are also effectively divided
into
qaryas
), which correspond to areas of shared resources.
In addition to the provincial and district administrative structures, historically there has been
a de�nition of regions or zones (
hawzas
) in Afghanistan, primarily for military purposes. These
hawzas
have no legal standing as administrative units and, unlike provinces, districts and
municipalities, are not mentioned in the 1964 Constitution or the current 2004 Constitution.
At times, however, they have been used for administrative convenienceB Formally, this zonal
structure no longer exists, but some inter-provincial coordination and sectoral activities based
on zones continue.
The President is Commander-in-Chief of the
Afghan National Army (ANA, p. 5). The ANA serves
under the Ministry of Defence while the Afghan National Police (ANP, pB 6) operates under the
authority of the Ministry of Interior.
Pay and grading
Every public employee has a grade—in Kabul, in the provinces, and at the district level. Two scales
apply throughout Afghanistan, one for
karmand
(permanent) staff and one for
(contract) staff.
Karmand
are regular, permanent public employees, whereas
are (of�cially) hired on �xed-
term contracts. In practice, most
employees remain in government for many years and follow
a career path very similar to that of
karmand
staff. The two pay scales are almost identical.
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The key differences between
karmand
employees are:
Agir
employees are meant to occupy lower-skilled and manual labour posts (such as drivers,
cooks, painters, etc.)
Advancement through the grade (and pay) structure for many
positions is capped at a
particular level (for instance, drivers cannot be promoted beyond grade 1); however, higher-
employees can advance to the top of the scale (“over” grade)
Agir
employees are not entitled to receive a professional bonus in addition to their salary
Pay policy is set centrally for all public employees in Afghanistan. The pay system emphasises
rank-in-person arrangements (employees are promoted even if they remain in the same
position) rather than the more common rank-in-post arrangements (where promotion generally
comes with a new job). Thus, through years of service and regular promotions (once every three
years), staff in lower positions of authority can occupy a higher grade and earn a higher salary
than their managersB Different occupational groups have ceilings above which they cannot be
promoted.
The underlying pay scale, established by the 1970 Law on the Status and Condition of Government
Employees, and amended by the 1E77 Decree NoB 143, offers a reasonably well-structured scale
for base pay. The real salary scale for public employees is low—meal allowances (given equally
to all public employees) can account for over 90 percent of the monthly pay. Since 2004, the
Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC, p. 36) has been
working to update the government’s pay and grading structure, crucial to the government’s efforts
to attract and retain quali�ed staff and to reduce incentives for corruption within the civil serviceB
A new Civil Service Law was passed in 200D, and in 2007 an eight-grade structure was designed,
with new pay scales attached to these grades (with a minimum salary of $100 and maximum of
$6D0)B Implementation is sequenced, re-grading senior positions (Grades 1 and 2) �rst, followed
by junior grades on a ministry-by-ministry basisB
Pay and grading reform is one element of the IARCSC-led
Public Administration Reform
(PAR, pB 60) framework, which seeks to restructure the civil service and institute merit-
based, non-partisan recruitmentB Practical reforms have taken place in several government
departments and agencies through a revised Priority Restructuring and Reform (PRR) process
that streamlines the work and structure of key departments, reduces costs, and improves
effectiveness.
The effectiveness of pay and grading reforms may be complicated by the so-called “second civil
service” consisting of of�cials, advisors and staff of aid contractors and international agencies,
most of whom receive much higher salaries.
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Organogram: Central government of Afghanistan
First Vice President
The Upper House
The Lower House
Independent Agencies and Departments
• Of�ce of the Supreme Court
• Of�ce of the Minister of State for Parliamentary
Affairs
• Geodesy and Cartography Head Of�ce
• Independent Directorate of Standards
• Independent Directorate of Environmental
Conservation
• National Security Council
• Science Academy
• Central Statistics Organization
• Independent Administrative Reform and Civil
Services Commission
• High Of�ce of Oversight and Anti-Corruption
• Of�ce of
Wolesi Jirga
Affairs
• Of�ce of the Upper House Secretariat
• National Directorate of Security
• Of�ce of the Attourney General
• General Of�ce of Sports and the Olympic
Committee
• Of�ce of Detection
• Independent Directorate of Local Governance

Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission

Independent Commission for Peace and Stability

Independent Directorate General for the
Coordiation of Kuchi Affairs

Independent Election Commission

Of�ce of Administrative Affairs and Council of
Ministers Secretariat

Department of Disaster Preparedness
The Judiciary
• Supreme Court

Courts of Appeal
• Primary Court
Ministries
• Education
• Higher Education
• Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and the Disabled
• Public Health
• Refugees and Returnees
• Rural Rehabilitation and Development
• Transportation and Civil Aviation
• Jomen’s Affairs
• Border and Tribal Affairs
• Commerce and Industries
• Defence
• Finance
• Foreign Affairs
• Hajj and Religious Affairs
• Information and Culture
• Interior Affairs
• Justice
• Counter Narcotics
• Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock
• Economy
• Energy and Jater
• Mines
• Public Jorks
• Urban Development and Housing
• Parliamentary Affairs
• Communications and Information Technology
Advisors to the President
• Senior Minister to the President
• Senior Advisor to the President
• Advisor to the President for National Security
• Advisor to the President for Energy and Mines Affairs
• Advisor to the President for Health Affairs
• Advisor to the President for Construction, Technical
and Jater Affairs
Government
Ministries and ministers of the Afghan government, December 2010
Ministry
Minister
Status
Agriculture, Irrigation and LivestockMohammad Asif Rahimi
Borders and Tribal Affairs
Commerce and Industry
Anwarulhaq Ahadi
Communications and Information
Technology
Acting
Counter Narcotics
Defense
Abdul Rahim Wardak
Economy
Abdulhadi Arghandiwal
Ghulam Farooq JardakCon�rmed
Energy and Water
Mohammad Ismail KhanActing
Omer Zakhilwal
Foreign Affairs
Hajj and Religious Affairs
Sarwar Danish
Acting
Information and Culture
Sayed Makhdum Raheen
Interior Affairs
Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and
Wahidullah Shahrani
DrB Surayia Dalil
Acting
Public Works
Abdul Qoudus Hamidi
Refugees and Repatriation
Jamaher Anwari
Rural Rehabilitation and Development
Transport and Civil Aviation
Acting
Urban Development and Housing
Yusuf Pashtun
Acting
Women’s Affairs
Palwasha Hassan
Acting
Parliamentary Affairs
DrB Mohammad Hamayun Azizi
Con�rmation not required
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Electoral system
In Afghanistan, suffrage is universal for all citizens 18 years of age and older. The Constitution (p.
96) provides for the election of:
A President (along with two Vice Presidents)
A National Assembly (
Parliament) consisting of the
Wolesi Jirga (House of the People) and the
Provincial Councils
Municipal Councils and Mayors
Thus far, elections have only been held for the �rst three categoriesB
The President is elected by absolute majority; if no candidate receives over 50 percent of the votes,
a run-off election is held between the top two candidates (although the run-off was cancelled in
2009 when a candidate withdrew). The next Presidential election is due to be held in 2014.
A revised version of the 2004 Electoral Law was approved by Presidential decree on 29 April
2005, ending a long debate over the system for electing representatives to the Wolesi Jirga. The
system chosen was the unusual
Single Non-Transferable Vote (SNTV)B Under SNTV, each eligible
Afghan voter casts one vote for one individual in his or her multi-member constituency (province)B
The principal bene�ts of the SNTV system are that it is easy to explain to voters and simple to
count. It also ensures representation of independent candidates, which can be important in a
country suspicious of political parties.
On the other hand, SNTV encourages personality-driven politics and undermines the role of political
parties and constituency platforms. Because all votes go to individuals, a party’s candidates may
win the majority of votes in a province, but still receive only a minority of the seatsB SNTV can also
have a negative impact on the development of effective parliamentary politics by encouraging
candidates to push local, ethnic or tribal issues rather than promoting a national agenda and
encouraging coalition-building and cooperation between ethnic or regional groupingsB
Election experts have debated whether other electoral models might be more appropriate for
AfghanistanB Some critics of SNTV have argued that Open List Proportional Representation would
be a better system, due to its transparent translation of votes into seats and its encouragement of
national-based, multi-ethnic partiesB Another suggestion put forward by some Afghan Members of
Parliament in 2008 is that of a combined SNTV and party list system, whereby the role of political
parties is acknowledged formallyB This suggestion was rejected by the plenary in the �rst instance,
although it may be re�oatedB
Government
According to the Constitution, the Electoral Law cannot be changed within a year of the election
in which it would be implementedB In 2008 and 200E, the SNTV electoral system was debated in
the Wolesi Jirga
and other options consideredB It was decided, however, that SNTV would be used
again in the 200E-10 electionsB
Schedule of elections
The Constitution prescribes the following elections schedule:
Frequency
every 5 years
Meshrano Jirga (Presidential appointees)
every 5 years
Meshrano Jirga (Provincial Council representatives)
every 4 years
Meshrano Jirga (District Council representatives)
every 3 years
Wolesi Jirga
every 5 years
Provincial Councils
every 4 years
every 3 years
every 3 years
Unspeci�ed
Mayoral
Unspeci�ed
This schedule thus determined that Presidential and Provincial Council elections would take place
in 2009 and Wolesi Jirga elections in 2010. The 2010 Wolesi Jirga election was postponed from
May to September 2010. In the future, further revisions to the electoral calendar are possible, given
the capacity constraints of the Independent Election Commission, the high cost and dif�culty of
holding elections in Afghanistan, the lack of security in some areas, the unclear mandates of
some elected bodies, and the political rami�cations of the disarrayed 200E-10 electionsB
The Constitution states that
Wolesi Jirga seats are to be distributed among the provinces according
to populationB This provision has proved dif�cult because some district and provincial boundaries
remain disputed and no authoritative population data is available. The last census in Afghanistan
was conducted in 1979 and was never completed. After several delays, planning continues for
a new national census (see CSO, p. 25). In preparation for it, a household listing survey was
conducted in 2004–05. Seat allocations for the Wolesi Jirga elections are based on an average
of this recent household listing and the 1E7E census �gures adjusted for population growth using
an annual population growth rate of 1.92 percent (see the table on the next page).
Key actors in Afghan elections
Independent Election Commission (IEC - www.iec.org.af)
The Independent Election Commission (IEC) is the supreme authority responsible for the
preparation, organisation, conduct and oversight of elections and referenda in Afghanistan. The
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ProvincePopulation*
Wolesi Jirga
seatsProvincial Council seats
TotalWomenTotalWomen
TOTAL
24,485,60024968420
124
Badakhshan874,8009
456,4004
833,3008
1,194,000
Bamiyan
411,7004
Daikundi
424,1004
Farah
466,3005
Faryab
915,8009
1,130,100
635,7006
850,2008
1,710,100
17
Jawzjan
494,2005
Kabul
3,691,40033
Kandahar1,103,400
Kapisa
406,2004
528,9005
Kunar
414,7004
Kunduz
917,9009
410,3004
360,9004
Nangarhar1,383,900
Nimroz
151,1002
Nuristan
136,3002
Paktia
507,8005
Paktika
400,5004
Panjshir
141,4002
Parwan
610,3006
356,3004
Sar-i-Pul
514,1005
Takhar
901,9009
Uruzgan
322,6003
Wardak
549,2005
279,8003
Reserved for Kuchi
n/an/a
Wolesi Jirga Seat Allocations in 2005 and 2010
* Population �gures from Central Statistics Organization,
Afghanistan CSO Population Data 1389,
2010.
Government
membership, organisation, responsibilities and functioning of the IEC are determined by the
Constitution and the Electoral Law. The IEC is independent from other branches of government
and administrative institutions.
The IEC has a governing body with a chairman, deputy chairman and �ve members (commissioners);
these positions are appointed by the President. The IEC Secretariat is its implementing arm and is
headed by a Chief Electoral Of�cer (CEO) and two deputiesB The CEO is the accounting of�cer and
is responsible for ensuring ef�cient management of the day-to-day activities of the CommissionB
After his election in October 2004, President Hamid Karzai appointed the IEC members for a three-
year periodB For its �rst year the IEC coexisted and collaborated with its predecessor, the
Electoral Management Body (JEMB), which completed its mandate with the holding of legislative
elections in September 2005. The JEMB had been established in July 2003 and had both Afghan
and international members. It had overall responsibility for the preparation, organisation, conduct
and oversight of the 2004 presidential and 2005 parliamentary elections. After these elections,
it was dissolved and all its responsibilities transferred to the IEC.
The August 200E presidential and provincial council elections were the �rst organised primarily by
the IEC, with technical assistance provided by the international community. Prior to the election,
a voter registration update was conducted from November 2008 to June 200EB During these
processes, the IEC expanded its �nancial and administrative capacities: of�ces were extended
into most provinces; a public resource centre was established; and the IEC gained more capacity
to formulate policies and procedures, design and deliver training, and interpret legal complaints.
During the election period, the IEC also designed and implemented a comprehensive national
public outreach campaign, set up a national tally centre, managed an operations centre, and
appointed and hosted the Electoral Media Commission. These systems were again used for
the 2010 parliamentary election, although thousands of staff were replaced along with the IEC
commissioners in the interim, following the corruption controversies of 2009.
Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC - www.ecc.org.af)
The Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) is an independent body responsible for hearing
and adjudicating complaints related to the electoral process, including challenges to the list of
candidates and complaints about the conduct of campaigns and polling. The Commission was
established by Article 52 of the 2005 Electoral Law.
The ECC is separate from, and independent
For the 200E presidential election, the ECC was composed of two national Commissioners and
three international Commissioners. One Afghan Commissioner was appointed by the Afghanistan
Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC, p. 12) and the other by the Supreme Court of
Afghanistan, and the three internationals were appointed by the Special Representative of the
Secretary-General of the United Nations (
United Nations in Afghanistan, p. 63).
However, the
Electoral Law was controversially changed by presidential decree in early 2010, and all ECC
members are now appointed directly by the president.
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A person or organisation who claims that there has been a violation of the
Electoral Law
has the
right to �le a complaint with the ECC and its provincial of�cesB This includes all eligible voters
and candidate agents.
As an independent body, the ECC does not disseminate information on
plaintiffs to the public or to other organisations.
In May 2005, the ECC adjudicated almost 7,000 cases through the challenge and complaints
processes with regard to the 2004 Presidential elections. In 2009 and 2010, the ECC played a
major role in investigating fraud allegations after the elections and disquali�ed approximately one
quarter of votes in both cases.
Enhancing Legal and Electoral Capacity for Tomorrow (ELECT - www.afghanelections.org)
The Enhancing Legal and Electoral Capacity for Tomorrow (ELECT) project was established
in 2006 based on recommendations from the 2004 and 2005 elections. It is the result of UN
Security Council Resolution 1806 (20 February 2008), which provides for international electoral
assistance to Afghanistan coordinated by the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA, p.
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-GeneralB
While UNAMA has an overarching oversight role, ELECT is managed by the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)B ELECT’s activities since it was established in 2006 have
primarily concentrated on building the capacity of the Independent Election Commission (IEC, p.
83). In 2007, it achieved a principle aim by completing a civil and voter registry pilot project that
combined nationwide voter registration with a national civil registration programme conducted in
Kabul, Bamiyan and Nangarhar. Subsequently, the ELECT project provided technical assistance
and support to the IEC in conducting a voter registration update, which began in October 2008
In 2009 and 2010, ELECT was largely focused on supporting the presidential, provincial council and
parliamentary elections. This was approached through further strengthening the capacity of the IEC,
providing technical assistance and expertise to the main electoral institutions (including the ECC),
and by supporting the activities of a wider group of electoral stakeholders, including civil society,
media, domestic election observers, and security actors.
A key part of ELECT’s mandate lies in providing a coordination focal point for main donors and
organisations supporting elections.
ELECT’s mandate currently expires in March 2011 and the
form of international support for elections in Afghanistan may be reappraised following the 200E-
10 election cycle. However, support is likely to continue through ELECT or a similar mechanism.
Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA - www.fefa.org.af)
The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) is an independent umbrella
organisation established by civil society groups in March 2004 to:
Monitor elections to ensure that they are free and fair
Promote democracy in the country
Government
Promote public participation in electoral affairs
Help consolidate public trust and faith in democracy and elections
The Foundation is Afghanistan’s only continual domestic elections monitoring bodyB Its �rst
observation experience was that of the presidential election on 9 October 2004, during which it
observed in 100 districts in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Its second experience was observing
the 2005
National Assembly and provincial council elections, during which FEFA monitored 217
districts, covering 65 percent of all polling centres.
Prior to the 200E presidential and provincial council elections, FEFA was also able to conduct
comprehensive monitoring of the voter registration process (October 2008–February 200E) and
reported numerous problems with itB On the election day itself, FEFA conducted countrywide
observationsB FEFA was active again in 2010 for the parliamentary election, and reported on
various issues, such as election-related violence and corruption, on its websiteB
FEFA was one of the few elections-oriented organisations active in the interim period between the
two rounds of Afghan elections (2004-0D and 200E-10) and has produced numerous publications
on subjects such as the candidate vetting and the transparency of political wealth.
Vetting and complaints
Afghanistan’s Constitution states that members of the National Assembly “should not have been
convicted by a court for committing a crime against humanity, a crime, or sentenced to deprivation
of his/her civil rightsB” However, as no one has been (or is likely to be in the near future) prosecuted
for crimes against humanity, this constitutional safeguard is currently unused.
The Electoral Law also speci�es that candidates for the Jolesi Jirga, Provincial Councils, and
District Councils shall not:
Pursue objectives that are opposed to the principles of the holy religion of Islam and the word
Use force, or threaten with, or propagate the use of force
Incite ethnic, linguistic, regional or religious tension and discrimination
Create a real danger to the rights or freedoms of individuals or intentionally disrupt public
order and security
Have non-of�cial military forces
Receive funds from foreign sources
Receive funds from internal illegal sources
Jhen �lling in nomination papers, candidates sign a Code of ConductB In doing so, candidates
swear an oath that they have not been involved in any crimes or other activities that would
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disqualify them from standing. If they are subsequently found guilty of a crime, they will have
broken the Code of Conduct and will be required to give up their seat.
The Electoral Complaints Commission is tasked with adjudicating on complaints about electoral
offences and challenges to candidates’ eligibility. If there is evidence of criminal activity, the ECC
can impose warnings, �nes, or referral to the public prosecution of�ceB If they determine that an
electoral offence has been committed, they can order recounts or a repeat of voting.
Political parties
It is widely believed that in a democratic system, political parties are necessary for effective
representation of citizens’ interests and to advance and support policy creation and governance.
Many Afghans, however, have a negative view of political parties, which they associate with the
communist parties and the Soviet invasion, as well as with mujahiddin factions whose in-�ghting
caused much of the instability and bloodshed of the 1990s. Thus, Afghans generally do not trust
political parties but rather see them as pursuing policies that are in the interest of their particular
leader, ethnic group, clan or tribe. One rationale for Afghanistan’s unusual choice of electoral
system was its emphasis on individual candidates rather than parties.
Afghans also often associate political parties with militias, which previously acted with impunity
in Afghanistan. While most of the major parties in Afghanistan once had close ties to military
groups (and some still do), other �edgling parties have civilian roots and democratic intentionsB
The Constitution and the Political Party Law clearly prohibit political parties from having military
wings, and a political party registration depart
ment was established in 2003 by the Ministry of
Justice to approve those parties that meet the criteria set out in the Constitution. Over 100 parties
have been approved and registered by the Ministry of Justice, and added to the of�cial Dari list
on the Ministry’s website (wwwBmojBgovBaf/?lang=da&p=label1E — a less-complete English list is
also available: wwwBmojBgovBaf/?lang=en&p=e16)B
For the 200D elections, candidates were technically not allowed to indicate their political party
af�liation on the ballot (although some did so regardless)B Jhile this made ballots simpler, it may
have prevented voters from knowing the alliances of those for whom they could vote. Before the
Presidential elections in 200E, the IEC announced a regulation stipulating that of�cially registered
candidates were now allowed to include their party af�liation on the ballotsB This regulation stayed
in place for the 2010 parliamentary election.
Presidential and Provincial Council elections were held on 20 August 200E, with turnout of�cially
recorded as 31.4 percent (after fraudulent ballots were excluded), down from an estimated 70
percent in 2004B Fraud and insecurity combined to mire the elections in controversy, with the
Electoral Complains Commission (ECC, p. 85) disqualifying enough ballots to reduce Hamid
Karzai’s total to below D0 percent and thus force a run-off with the second-placed candidate,
Government
Dr Abdullah AbdullahB However, the run-off vote was cancelled when Abdullah withdrew, and the
Independent Election Commission (IEC, p. 83) declared Karzai the winner. He was inaugurated for
his second term on 19 November 2009.
Results for Provincial Council elections were initially announced on 27 September, but were in many
cases disputed and for some provinces not �nalised until E December (although dissatisfaction
remained in some areas after this time)B Despite being much lower-pro�le internationally than the
Presidential election, the Provincial Council elections were hotly contested and followed closely by
the public in many areas, largely due to their addressing of local issues.
Candidate nomination
The candidate nomination process for Presidential and Provincial Council can
didates ran from 25
April to 8 May 2009. After the IEC’s consideration of Presidential nominations, three candidates
were disquali�ed, leaving a total of 41 candidates, including two womenB This was a signi�cant
increase in candidates compared with 2004, when 18 candidates (including one woman)
contested the �nal raceB In total, 3,324 individuals, including 342 women, nominated them
selves
for a total of 420 seats in the Provincial Councils—a slight increase from 2005 numbers both in
total and number of women candidates.
The IEC and ECC had four weeks (9 May–12 June) to review the 3,368 Presidential and Provincial
Council candidates and respond to complaints. Candidates with links to armed groups, government
of�cials who failed to resign their previous posts, and nominees who had forged signatures on
their nomination forms were vetted. On 26 May, the IEC made available a provisional list of
candidates including challenges, corrections and appeals. Between 26 May and 8 June, the ECC
held hearings and came to decisions concerning nomination challengesB A �nal list of con�rmed
candidates was made public on 12 June.
In provinces with a large number of candidates for the Provincial Council, as in 2005, the ballot
papers resembled tabloid newspapers, with several pages of candidatesB For many, this made the
process of �nding chosen candidates dif�cultB To make identi�cation easier the IEC again included
photos of the candidates and allocated “neutral” symbolsB Nevertheless, in Kabul Province, with
D24 candidates on the �nal ballot, locating individuals remained an arduous processB
Explaining Afghanistan’s new democratic institutions, the election process, and voting rights is a
complex and challenging exercise, particularly in a country with limited infrastructure and many
remote villages, as well as low levels of literacy and formal education.
While efforts were made in 2004 and 2005 in the run up to the elections to promote civic education
by various agencies, including the
International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the
Afghanistan Civil Society Forum-organization (ACSFo pB 10), very little activity took place in this
regard in the interim period between elections. Although agencies including UNAMA (p. 63) and
ELECT (p. 86) supported civic education
programmes run by the IEC in the run-up to the
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2009 polls, very little international funding was available for this kind of activity prior to October
2008. This is partly a result of the late planning and organising of the elections themselves, and
the late stage by which donor funding for the elections themselves had been con�rmedB
Voter registration
An enormous voter registration exercise was carried in the run-up to the 200D Presidential
elections. Throughout the country, a total of 10,567,834 registration cards were issued between
1 December 2003 and 20 August 2004B
Another round of voter registration was undertaken in preparation for the 2009 elections, as many
Afghans would have turned 18 years old since the last round of registration, some would have
returned from Iran, Pakistan or other countries in the ongoing repatriation efforts, and others who
had already registered could have moved provinces or lost their original cards. This process began
in October 2008 and was carried out in four consecutive phases. The phases were determined
by weather and security concerns in different provincesB The process was completed in February
200E, but was far from straightforwardB According to a report produced by monitoring group FEFA,
multiple instances of proxy registration, fraud, and underage registration, for example, took place.
IEC �gures for voter registration were also questionable, with extremely high numbers of
registered women in notably conservative areas of the country, for instance.
In total, the IEC reported that 4,36D,2E2 people had been registered to vote in 2008-0E, in
addition to those who had registered prior to the 2004-0D electionsB
Polling centres and staf�ng
Before the 2009 elections there was a concern that decreasing security would prevent the
establishment of polling centres in a number of areas, particularly in the south and east of
the country, thus disenfranchising a signi�cant number of peopleB In total, however, the IEC
reported having set up 28,000 polling stations in approximately 6,800 centres across the country
(compared with 30,000 in 5,000 centres in 2004), staffed by around 160,000 election workers.
36 million ballot papers were printed in total for both Presidential and Provincial Council elections.
A number of polling centres were nevertheless closed in certain insecure areasB Furthermore,
over 440 centres were reportedly ordered not to open on polling day by Afghan election of�cials
due to fears of pre-planned fraudB
Other logistical problems reported by voters on polling day included intimidation (and in some
cases, attacks) by insurgent groups, shortage of ballot papers, dysfunctional hole-punches (used
to mark used voting cards), and indelible ink proving washable in practice.
In 200E, for the �rst time, ballots were counted at polling stations (instead of at provincial centres),
and initial results posted outside them.
Government
Election monitoring and observation
Due to worsening security conditions, the number of international election observation missions
in 200E was signi�cantly decreased from that in 2004B The biggest delegation of observation
staff was sent by the European Union (EU), whose mission comprised 67 expert analysts and 50
short-term observers at polling stations across the countryB Jhereas in 2004 the
Organisation for
Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) sent 42 observers to the �eld, in 200E it provided an
Election Support Team (EST) of 20 experts, which was based in Kabul with a mandate to support
the government and international effort in producing a post-elections report of recommendationsB
Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), supported by the Asia Foundation, had a mission
of 20 long-term and 30 short-term observers, with a core team of �ve expertsB In addition, a small
number of observation staff from diplomatic missions and other international agencies based in
Afghanistan were deployed to polling centres.
Along with the problem of limited numbers of international observation staff was the issue of
their limited mobility. Most were largely unable to travel beyond provincial centres, and few even
outside Kabul. By contrast, Afghanistan’s own elections monitoring organisation, the
Free and
Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA), was able to conduct a comprehensive mission
on election day itself and during the voter registration process in previous months. As one of the
few elections-oriented organisations active in the interim period between the 200D and 200E
elections, it had representatives in all provinces observing the polls.
Insecurity undermined the elections in 2009, despite the considerable measures taken to mitigate
its effects. An extra 26,000 troops were brought in to support the electoral effort, but an October
2009 report from the International Crisis Group said that the weeks “before the August election
saw the worst levels of violence since the US-led intervention in 2001” and that at least four
Provincial Council candidates were also killed. In total, around 300 incidents were reported and
31 people killed pre-election and on election day itselfB Partly as a result, voter turnout dropped to
31 percent from over 70 percent in 2004.
Another effect of the deteriorating security environment since the �rst round of elections was a
potentially high degree of exclusion of voters living in insecure areas of Afghanistan, which usually
correspond with the presence of insurgent groups. This also affected the 2010 poll. The inability
of polling stations to open or genuinely function in insecure areas also facilitated much election-
day fraud.
Fraud
The 2009 polls became infamous for widespread fraud. In October 2009, after receiving over 2,800
complaints, of which 726 were considered serious enough to affect the outcome of elections, the
ECC ordered a recount of 10 percent of randomly selected ballots. Overall, 18.8 percent of the
total number of ballots cast were invalidated by the ECC, reducing valid voter turnout from the
IEC’s initial �gure of D,662,7D8 (38B7 percent) to 4,DE7,727 (31B4 percent)B These percentages
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are, however, based on the most recent voter registration �gures, which, according to FEFA, were
also inaccurate and contained signi�cant levels of fraudB Ultimately, the ECC invalidated enough
votes that a Presidential run-off election was calledB Fraud was also identi�ed in Provincial Council
elections, but this received less attention from the ECC.
It should be noted that there were also signi�cant instances of fraud reported in the 2004
elections, but these did not receive nearly as much attention from the international community
Election 2010
In January 2010, the IEC rescheduled the Wolesi Jirga election from 22 May to 18 September 2010.
On this date, a vote took place for the 24E-seat lower houseB The �nal results were announced by
the IEC on 24 November, with the exception of Ghazni Province, which was con�rmed approximately
one week later. Of the 249 winners, 88 were incumbents from the previous parliament.
Although the groupings of Afghanistan’s parliament are often ambiguous and it does not have a
clear pro-government/opposition split, it is generally considered that the election has increased
the number of MPs who could be broadly categorised as or potentially in “opposition” to President
Karzai.
Candidate nomination and vetting
Candidates had until D May 2010 to register, which could be done in person at an IEC of�ceB The
IEC released an initial list of candidates on 15 May, after which a period of complaints, checking
and vetting beganB During this time, 48 candidates voluntarily withdrew, 21 were disquali�ed
by the ECC, and 31 by the IEC. Corrections were also made to approximately 200 of the original
candidacy applicationsB On June 22, a �nal list was released of 2,D77 candidates (which included
406 women) who would compete in the election.
Voter registration
A major voter registration initiative had been conducted prior to the 2009 presidential election. In
the lead-up to the Jolesi Jirga election, a two-month “top-up” registration process was undertaken,
which closed on August 12.
Election monitoring and observation
FEFA had 400 long-term observers deployed throughout Afghanistan during the campaign period
and an additional 6,600 monitoring voting and tallying on election day.
As with the 2009 presidential election, insecurity meant that international election observation
missions were far fewer and more limited in their scope compared to the previous parliamentary
election in 2005, although some did occur. The largest was conducted by
International.
Government
Security and Fraud
Insurgent groups issued threats against people involved in the electoral process and warned
Afghans against voting. According to a tally kept by
FEFA, more than 20 people were killed in
election-related violence, including several candidates and at least a dozen campaign workersB
There were many other incidents of non-lethal violence and intimidation, both preceding and on
polling day.
Widespread fraud occurred on polling day and is strongly suspected of occurring at other phases
of the electoral process. Approximately 4,200 potentially serious complaints were logged by the
ECC for investigationB Eventually, it excluded the results of D87 polling stations and disquali�ed
nearly 25 percent of the total number of votes. This left approximately 4.3 million votes considered
legitimate.
The IEC initially planned to have 6,835 polling stations on polling day. However, prior to the election
they announced that 1,01E would remain closed in insecure areas of the countryB Despite this,
many others opened in areas where people were either unable or unwilling to vote. This potentially
resulted in a skewing of the results and led to concerns about the representativeness of the �nal
Preliminary results were announced by the IEC on 20 October, but 24 winners were disquali�ed by
the ECC and did not appear on the �nal list made public on 24 NovemberB
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Contents
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Chapter One: The State
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Chapter Two: The Fundamental Rights and Duties of Citizens
Chapter Three: The President
Chapter Four: The Government
Chapter Five: The National Assembly
Chapter Six: Loya Jirga
Chapter Seven: The Judiciary
Chapter Eight: The Administration
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Chapter Nine: The State of Emergency
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Chapter Ten: Amendments
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Chapter Eleven: The Miscellaneous Provisions
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Chapter Twelve: The Transitional Provisions
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The Afghanistan Compact (2006)
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Purpose
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Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights
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Economic and Social Development
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Counter-Narcotics: A Cross-Cutting Priority
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Coordination and Monitoring
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ANNEX I: Benchmarks and Timelines
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ANNEX II: Improving the Effectiveness of Aid to Afghanistan
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ANNEX III: Coordination and Monitoring
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ANNEX IV: Participants at the London Conference on Afghanistan
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Code of Conduct for NGOs engaged in Humanitarian Action, Reconstruction, and
Development in Afghanistan (200D)
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NGO Mission Statement
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Purpose of the Code
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Code Observance
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Becoming a Signatory to the Code of Conduct
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Complaints
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Jurisdiction of the Committee
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The Unseating of a Committee Member
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Scope of Application...................................................................................................................150
Compliance to the Code
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Revision of Code
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Annex: Historical Context
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This is an unof�cial translation of the 2004 Constitution of Afghanistan; refer to the of�cial Dari and
Pashto versions for accuracy (source:
International Development Law Organization; Of�ce of the
President website: www.president.gov.af).
Year 1382
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
Contents
Chapter One
The State

(21 Articles)
Chapter Two
The Fundamental Rights and Duties of Citizens

(38 Articles)
Chapter Three

(11 Articles)
Chapter Four
The Government

(10 Articles)
Chapter Five

(2E Articles)
Chapter Six
The Loya Jirga

(6 Articles)
Chapter Seven
The Judiciary

(20 Articles)
Chapter Eight
The Administrative Division

(7 Articles)
Chapter Nine
The State of Emergency

(6 Articles)
Chapter Ten

(2 Articles)
Chapter Eleven
The Miscellaneous Provisions

(7 Articles)
Chapter Twelve
The Transitional Provisions

(5 Articles)
In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
Preamble
We the people of Afghanistan:
Jith �rm faith in God Almighty and relying on His lawful mercy, and believing in the sacred
1.
Realising the injustice and shortcoming of the past, and the numerous troubles imposed on
our country,
Jhile acknowledging the sacri�ces and the historic struggles, rightful Jihad and just resistance
of all people of Afghanistan and respecting the high position of the martyrs for freedom of the
country,
With the understanding that Afghanistan is a single and united country and belongs to all
ethnicities residing in this country,
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Observing the United Nations Charter and respecting the Universal Declaration of Human
For strengthening national unity, safeguarding independence, national sovereignty, and
territorial integrity of the country,
For establishing a government based on people’s will and democracy,
7.
For creation of a civil society free of oppression, atrocity, discrimination, and violence and
based on the rule of law, social justice, protection of human rights and dignity and ensuring
For strengthening the political, social, economic, and defensive institutions of the country,
For ensuring a prosperous life and sound environment for all those residing in this land,
10.
Finally, for regaining Afghanistan’s deserved place in the international community, have
11.
adopted this Constitution in accordance with historical, cultural, and social requirements of
the era, through our elected representatives in the
Loya Jirga
dated 14 Jaddi 1382 in the city
of Kabul.
Chapter One: The State
Article 1

Afghanistan is an Islamic Republic, and an independent, unitary and indivisible
state.
Article 2

The religion of the state of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is the sacred
Followers of other religions are free to exercise their faith and perform their
religious rites within the limits of the provisions of law.
Article 3
In Afghanistan no law can be contrary to the beliefs and provisions of the sacred
Article 4
National sovereignty in Afghanistan belongs to the nation that exercises it
directly or through its representatives.
The nation of Afghanistan consists of all individuals who are the citizens of
The nation of Afghanistan is comprised of Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek,
Turkman, Baluch, Pashai, Nuristani, Aymaq, Arab, Qirghiz, Qizilbash, Gujur,
Brahwui and other ethnic groups.
The word Afghan applies to every citizen of AfghanistanB
No member of the nation can be deprived of his/her citizenship of
Affairs related to citizenship and asylum are regulated by lawB
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Article D
Implementation of the provisions of this constitution and other laws, defending
independence, national sovereignty, territorial integrity, and ensuring the
security and defence capability of the country, are the basic duties of the
state.
Article 6
The state is obliged to create a prosperous and progressive society based
on social justice, protection of human dignity, protection of human rights,
realisation of democracy, and to ensure national unity and equality among all
ethnic groups and tribes and to provide for balanced development in all areas
of the country.
Article 7
The state shall observe the Charter of the United Nations, international treaties,
international conventions that Afghanistan is a party to, and the Universal
The state prevents all types of terrorist activities, cultivation and smuggling of
narcotic drugs, and production and consumption of intoxicants.
Article 8
The state regulates the foreign policy of the country on the basis of preserving
the independence, national interests, territorial integrity, non-interference,
good neighbourliness, mutual respect, and equal rights.
Article E
Mines and other underground resources and cultural heritages are the
properties of the state.
Protection, management and mode of proper utilisation of public properties
shall be regulated by law.
Article 10
The state encourages and protects private investments and enterprises based
on the market economy and guarantees their protection in accordance with the
provisions of law.
Article 11
Affairs related to domestic and external trade shall be regulated by law in
accordance with the needs of the national economy and the public interest.
Article 12
Da Afghanistan Bank is the central and independent bank of the stateB
Issuance of currency and formulation and implementation of monetary policy
of the country are the mandates of the central bank in accordance with the
law.
The central bank shall consult the economic commission of the
Wolesi Jirga
in
matters related to printing of currency.
Structure and operation of this bank shall be regulated by lawB
Article 13

The state shall formulate and implement effective programs for the development
of industries, growth of production, increase of public living standards, and
support of craftsmanship.
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Article 14 •
The state shall design and implement within its �nancial resources effective
programs for the development of agriculture and animal husbandry, improving
the economic, social and living conditions of farmers, herders, and settlements
The state adopts necessary measures for housing and distribution of public
estates to deserving citizens in accordance within its �nancial resources and
the law.
Article 1D •
The state is obliged to adopt necessary measures for safeguarding and
improving forests and the environment.
Article 16 •
From among the languages of Pashto, Dari, Uzbeki, Turkmani, Baluchi, Pashai,
Nuristani, Pamiri and other languages spoken in the country, Pashto and Dari
are the of�cial languages of the stateB
In areas where the majority of people speak one of the Uzbeki, Turkmani, Baluchi,
Pashai, Nuristani and Pamiri languages, that language shall be recognised
as third of�cial language in addition to Pashto and Dari, the modality of its
implementation shall be regulated by law.
The state adopts and implements effective plans for strengthening and
developing all languages of Afghanistan.
Publications and mass media are allowed in all languages spoken in the
country.
The existing national academic and administrative terminology of the country
shall be preserved.
Article 17
The state shall adopt necessary measures for promotion of education in all
levels, development of religious education, and organising and improving the
conditions of mosques, madrasas and religious centres.
Article 18
The calendar of the country shall be based on the migration of the Prophet
(Peace be upon Him).
The basis of work for state of�ces shall be the solar calendarB
Fridays and the 28th of Asad and the 8th of Sawr are public holidaysB
Other holidays shall be regulated by lawB
Article 1E
The Afghan �ag is made up of three equal parts, with black, red and green
colours juxtaposed from left to right perpendicularly.
The width of every coloured piece is equal to half of its lengthB The national
insignia is located in the centre of the �agB The national insignia of the state
of Afghanistan is composed of a
and pulpit in white colourB Two �ags
are located on its two sidesB In the upper-middle part of the insignia the sacred
phrase of “There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his prophet, and Allah
is Great” is placed, along with a rising sunB The word “Afghanistan” and year
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1298 (solar calendar) is located in the lower part of the insignia. The insignia is
encircled with two branches of wheat.
The law shall regulate the use of national �ag and emblemB
Article 20
The National Anthem of Afghanistan shall be in Pashto and mention “Allahu
Akbar” and the names of the ethnic groups of AfghanistanB
Article 21
The capital of Afghanistan is the city of KabulB
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Article 22
Any kind of discrimination and privilege between the citizens of Afghanistan is
prohibited.
The citizens of Afghanistan—whether woman or man—have equal rights and
duties before the law.
Article 23
Life is a gift of God and a natural right of human beingsB No one shall be deprived
of this right except by the provision of law.
Article 24
Liberty is the natural right of human beingsB This right has no limits unless
affecting the rights of others and public interest, which are regulated by law.
The liberty and dignity of human beings are inviolableB
The state has the duty to respect and protect the liberty and dignity of human
Article 2D
Innocence is the original stateB
An accused is considered innocent until convicted by a �nal decision of an
authorised court.
Article 26
Crime is a personal actionB
The prosecution, arrest, and detention of an accused and the execution of
penalty cannot affect another person.
Article 27
No act is considered a crime, unless determined by a law adopted prior to the
date the offence is committed.
No person can be pursued, arrested or detained but in accordance with the
provisions of law.
No person can be punished but in accordance with the decision of an authorised
court and in conformity with the law adopted before the date of the offence.
Article 28
No citizen of Afghanistan accused of a crime can be extradited to a foreign
state unless according to mutual agreement and international conventions that
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No Afghan can be sentenced to deprivation of citizenship or to exile inside the
country or abroad.
Article 2E
Torture of human beings is prohibitedB
No person, even with the intention of discovering the truth, can resort to torture
or order the torture of another person who may be under prosecution, arrest,
detention or convicted to be punished.
Punishment contrary to human integrity is prohibitedB
Article 30
Any statement, confession or testimony obtained from an accused or of another
person by means of compulsion, is invalid.
Confession to a crime is a voluntary admission before an authorised court by
an accused in a sound state of mind.
Article 31
Every person upon arrest can seek an advocate to defend his/her rights or to
defend his/her case for which he/she is accused under the lawB
The accused upon arrest has the right to be informed of the attributed accusation
and to be summoned to the court within the limits determined by law.
In criminal cases, the state shall appoint an advocate for a destituteB
The con�dentiality of oral, written or telephonic communications between an
advocate and his/her accused client are immune from invasionB
The duties and authorities of advocates shall be regulated by lawB
Article 32
Being in debt does not limit a person’s freedom or deprive him/her of libertyB
The mode and means of recovering a debt shall be regulated by lawB
Article 33
The citizens of Afghanistan have the right to elect and be electedB
Law regulates the conditions and means to exercise this rightB
Article 34
Freedom of expression is inviolableB
Every Afghan has the right to express thoughts through speech, writing, or
illustration or other means by observing the provisions of this Constitution.
Every Afghan has the right to print or publish topics without prior submission to
the state authorities in accordance with the law.
Directives related to printing houses, radio, television, the press, and other
mass media, shall be regulated by law.
Article 3D
The citizens of Afghanistan have the right to form social organisations for the
purpose of securing material or spiritual aims in accordance with the provisions
of law.
The citizens of Afghanistan have the right to form political parties in accordance
with the provisions of law, provided that:
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The program and charter of the party are not contrary to the principles
1.
of sacred religion of Islam, and the provisions and values of this
The organisational structure and �nancial sources of the party are made
The party does not have military or paramilitary aims and structures.
The party should have no af�liation to a foreign political party or sourcesB
Formation and functioning of a party based on ethnicity, language, religious
sect and region is not permissible.
A party set up in accordance with provisions of the law shall not be dissolved
without lawful reasons and the decision of an authorised court.
Article 36
The citizens of Afghanistan have the right to unarmed demonstrations for
legitimate peaceful purposes in accordance with the law.
Article 37 •
Con�dentiality and freedom of correspondence and communication, whether
in the form of letters or through telephone, telegraph and other means, are
immune from invasion.
The state does not have the right to inspect personal correspondence and
communication unless authorised by the provisions of law.
Article 38
A person’s residence is immune from invasionB
Other than the situations and methods indicated in the law, no one, including
the state, is allowed to enter or inspect a private residence without prior
permission of the resident or holding a court order.
In case of an evident crime, an of�cial in charge of the situation can enter or
conduct a house search prior to the permission of the court.
The of�cial involved in the situation is required to obtain a subsequent court
order for the house search within the period indicated by law.
Article 3E
Every Afghan has the right to travel or settle in any part of the country except in
the regions forbidden by law.
Every Afghan has the right to travel abroad and return home in accordance with
the provisions of law.
The state shall protect the rights of the citizens of Afghanistan abroadB
Article 40
Property is immune from invasionB
No person shall be forbidden from acquiring and making use of property except
within the limits of law.
No person’s property shall be con�scated without the provisions of law and the
order of an authorised court.
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Acquisition of a person’s property, in return for a prior and just compensation
within the bounds of law, is permitted only for securing public interests in
accordance with the provisions of law.
Inspection and disclosure of private property are carried out only in accordance
with the provisions of law.
Article 41
Foreign individuals do not have the right to own immovable property in
Lease of immovable property for the purpose of investment is permissible in
accordance with the law.
The sale of estates to diplomatic missions of foreign countries and to those
international agencies of which Afghanistan is a member is permissible in
accordance with the provisions of law.
Article 42
Every Afghan is obligated to pay taxes and duties to the government in
accordance with the provisions of law.
No taxes and duties are enforced without provisions of the lawB
The rate of taxes and duties and the method of payments are determined by
law on the basis of observing social justice.
This provision is also applied to foreign individuals and agenciesB
Every kind of tax, duty and income collected shall be delivered to the state accountB
Article 43
Education is the right of all citizens of Afghanistan, which shall be provided up
to the level of the Bachelors free of charge by the state.
The state is obliged to devise and implement effective programs for a balanced
expansion of education all over Afghanistan, and to provide compulsory
intermediate level education. The state is also required to provide the
opportunity to teach native languages in the areas where they are spoken.
Article 44
The state shall devise and implement effective programs for balancing and
promoting education for women, improving of education of the nomads and
elimination of illiteracy in the country.
Article 4D
The state shall devise and implement a uni�ed educational curriculum based
on the provisions of the sacred religion of Islam, national culture, and in
accordance with academic principles, and develop the curriculum of religious
subjects on the basis of the Islamic sects existing in Afghanistan.
Article 46 •
Establishing and operating higher, general and vocational education are duties
of the state.
The citizens of Afghanistan also can establish higher, general, and vocational
private educational institutions and literacy courses with the permission of the
state.
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The state can also permit foreign persons to set up higher, general and
vocational educational private institutes in accordance with the law.
The conditions for admission to state higher education institutions and other
related matters are regulated by law.
Article 47
The state shall devise effective programs for the promotion of science, culture,
literature and the arts.
The state guarantees the rights of authors, inventors, and discoverers,
encourages and supports scienti�c researches in all areas, and publicises the
effective use of their results in accordance with the law.
Article 48
Jork is the right of every AfghanB
Jorking hours, paid holidays, rights of employer and employee and other
related affairs are regulated by law.
Choice of occupation and craft is free within the limits of lawB
Article 4E
Forced labour is forbiddenB
Active participation in times of war, calamity, and other situations threatening
lives and public welfare is a national duty of every Afghan.
Children shall not be subjected to forced labourB
Article D0
The state is obliged to adopt necessary measures for creation of a strong and
sound administration and realisation of reforms in the administration system
of the country.
Government of�ces are bound to carry out their work with full neutrality and in
compliance with the provisions of law.
The citizens of Afghanistan have the right of access to information from
government of�ces in accordance with the provisions of lawB This right has no
limits, unless in violation of the rights of the others.
The citizens of Afghanistan are employed for state services on the basis of
quali�cation without any kind of discrimination and in accordance with the
law.
Article D1
Any person suffering undue harm by government action is entitled to
compensation, which he can claim by appealing to court.
Jith the exception of situations stated in the law, the state cannot claim its
right without the order of an authorised court.
Article D2
The state is obliged to provide free means of preventive health care and
medical treatment, and proper health facilities to all citizens of Afghanistan in
accordance with the law.
The state encourages and protects the establishment and expansion of private
medical services and health centres in accordance with law.
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The state adopts necessary measures to promote physical education and
improve national and local sports.
Article D3
The state takes necessary measures for regulating medical services and
�nancial support to descendants of martyred and lost, re-integration of
disabled and handicapped individuals and their active participation in society
in accordance with the law.
The state guarantees the rights of pensioners and renders necessary assistance
to needy elders, women without caretakers, disabled and handicapped
individuals and needy orphans in accordance with the law.
Article D4
Family is a fundamental unit of society and is supported by the stateB
The state adopts necessary measures to ensure the physical and
psychological well-being of the family, especially of child and mother,
upbringing of children and the elimination of traditions contrary to the
principles of sacred religion of Islam.
Article DD
The defence of the country is the responsibility of all citizens of AfghanistanB
The conditions for military service are regulated by lawB
Article D6
Observing the provisions of the Constitution, obeying the laws, and adhering to
public law and order are the duties of all people of Afghanistan.
Ignorance about the provisions of law is not considered an excuseB
Article D7
The state guarantees the rights and liberties of foreign citizens residing in
Afghanistan in accordance with the law. These people are obliged to observe
the laws of the state of Afghanistan in accordance with International Law.
Article D8
The State, for the purpose of monitoring the observation of human rights in
Afghanistan, and their promotion and protection, shall establish the Independent
Any person in case of a violation of his/her rights can report their complaint to
The Commission can refer cases of violations of the human rights of persons to
legal authorities, and assist them in defending their rights.
The structure and mode of function of this Commission will be regulated by
law.
Article DE
No one can misuse the rights and freedoms under this Constitution against
independence, territorial integrity, sovereignty and national unity.
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Chapter Three: The President
Article 60 •
The President is the head of state of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and
conducts authority in executive, legislative, and judicial branches in accordance
with the provisions of this Constitution.
The President shall have �rst and second Vice PresidentsB
The candidate to the Presidency on his or her candidacy shall also declare the
names of the Vice Presidents to the nationB
The First Vice President in the absence, resignation, or death of the President,
acts in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution.
In the absence of the First Vice President, the Second Vice President shall act
in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution.
Article 61
The President is elected by receiving more than D0 percent of the votes cast
through free, general, secret, and direct voting.
The presidential term expires on the �rst of Jawza of the �fth year after the
Elections for the new President are held thirty to sixty days before the end of the
presidential term.
If none of the candidates succeeds to receive more than D0 percent of the
votes in the �rst round, a run-off election shall be held within two weeksB
In this round, only the two candidates with the highest number of votes will
participate.
In the run-off, the candidate who gets the majority of the votes shall be elected
In case of death of one of the candidates during the �rst or second round, after
the elections or prior to the announcement of the results of elections, new
elections shall be held in accordance with the provisions of law.
Article 62
Presidential candidates should posses the following quali�cations:
Should be citizens of Afghanistan, Muslim and born of Afghan parents, and
1.
should not have citizenship of another country.
On the day of becoming a candidate, his/her age should not be less than
forty years.
Should not have been convicted of crimes against humanity, a criminal act,
or deprived of their civil rights by a court.
No one can be elected as president for more than two termsB
The provision of this article applies to the Vice Presidents as wellB
Article 63
The President-elect, prior to assumption of his/her duties, performs the
following oath in accordance with the rules of procedures prescribed by law:
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In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate; In the name of God
Almighty, in the presence of you representatives of the nation of Afghanistan,
I swear to obey and safeguard the provisions of the sacred religion of Islam,
to observe the Constitution and other laws of Afghanistan and supervise their
implementation; to safeguard the independence, national sovereignty, and the
territorial integrity of Afghanistan and the fundamental rights and interests of
the people of Afghanistan, and with the assistance of God and the support of
the nation, to make great and sincere efforts for the happiness and progress
of the people of Afghanistan.
Article 64
The power and duties of the President are as follows:
Supervising the implementation of the Constitution
1.
Determining the fundamental policies of the state with the approval of the
Being the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of Afghanistan
Declaration of war and cease�re with the con�rmation of the National
Assembly
Taking the required decisions to defend territorial integrity and protect
Sending contingents of the armed forces to foreign countries with the
Convening the
7.
Loya Jirga
except in the situation stated in Article 68 of this
Declaring the state of emergency and ending it with the con�rmation of the
Loya Jirga
Accepting resignation of the Vice Presidents
10.
Appointing Ministers, the Attorney General, the Governor of the Central
11.
Bank, Head of the National Security Directorate and the President of the
Afghan Red Crescent Society with the con�rmation of the
Wolesi Jirga
Appointing the head and members of the Supreme Court with the
Wolesi Jirga
Appointing, retiring and accepting the resignation of and dismissing judges,
13.
of�cers of the armed forces, police, national security, and high-ranking
of�cials in accordance with the law
Appointing heads of the diplomatic missions of Afghanistan in foreign
14.
countries and international organisations
Accepting the credentials of diplomatic missions in Afghanistan
15.
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Signing laws and legislative decrees
16.
Issuing credential letters for the conclusion of bilateral and international
17.
treaties in accordance with the provisions of law
Reducing and pardoning penalties in accordance with the law
18.
Issuing medals and honorary titles in accordance with the provisions of law
19.
Establishing commissions for the improvement of the administrative
condition of the country, in accordance with the law
Exercising other authorities in accordance with the provisions of this
21.
Article 6D
The President can call for a referendum on important national political, social
Calling for a referendum shall not be contrary to the provisions of this Constitution
or for amending it.
Article 66
The President takes into consideration the supreme interests of the people of
Afghanistan while enforcing the powers stated in this Constitution.
The President cannot sell or bestow state properties without the provisions of lawB
The President cannot act based on linguistic, ethnic, religious, political, and
regional considerations during his/her term in of�ceB
Article 67
In case of resignation, impeachment, or death of the President, or of a serious
illness that could hinder the performance of duties, the First Vice President
undertakes his/her duties and authoritiesB
The President submits his/her resignation personally to the National
Assembly.
Serious illness shall be proved by an authorised medical committee appointed
by the Supreme Court.
In this case, an election for a new President shall be held within the period of
three months in accordance with Article 61 of this Constitution.
During the time when the First Vice President acts as the interim President, he/
she cannot perform the following:
1.
Dismissal of Ministers
Call for a referendum
During this period the Vice Presidents can nominate themselves as candidates
for the post of President in accordance with the provisions of this constitution.
In the absence of the President, the duties of the First Vice President shall be
determined by the President.
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Article 68
In case of resignation or death of one of the Vice Presidents, another person
shall replace him/her by the proposal of the President and approval of the
Wolesi Jirga
In case of the simultaneous death of the President and the First Vice President,
in turn the Second Vice President, the Chair of the
Meshrano Jirga
and in the
absence of the chair of the
Meshrano Jirga
, the Chair of the
Wolesi Jirga
, and in
the absence of the Chair of the
Wolesi Jirga
, the Foreign Minister shall perform
the duties of the President in accordance with Article 67 of this Constitution.
Article 6E
The President is responsible to the nation and the
Wolesi Jirga
according to this
Article.
Accusations of crimes against humanity, national treason or crime can be
levelled against the President by one-third of the members of the Jolesi JirgaB
If two thirds of the
Wolesi Jirga
votes for charges to be brought forth, the
Wolesi
shall convene a
Loya Jirga
within one month. If the
Loya Jirga
approves the
accusation by a two-thirds majority of votes the President is then dismissed, and
the case is referred to a special court. The special court shall be composed of
three members of the
Wolesi Jirga
, and three members of the Supreme Court
appointed by the
Loya Jirga
and the Chair of the
Meshrano Jirga
The lawsuit is conducted by a person appointed by the
Loya Jirga
In this situation, the provisions of Article 67 of this Constitution are appliedB
Article 70
The salary and expenditures of the President are regulated by lawB
After the expiration of their term, the President is entitled to the �nancial
bene�ts of the presidency for the rest of his/her life in accordance with the law
except in the case of dismissal.
Chapter Four: The Government
Article 71
The government consists of the Ministers who work under the Chairmanship of
The number of Ministers and their duties shall be regulated by lawB
Article 72
A person who is appointed as a Minister should have the following
quali�cations:
Must have only the citizenship of Afghanistan. Should a nominee for a
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ministerial post also hold the citizenship of another country, the
Wolesi
shall have the right to con�rm or reject his or her nominationB
Should have higher education, work experience and good reputation.
His/her age should not be less than thirty-�veB
Should not have been convicted of crimes against humanity, a criminal act,
or deprived of civil rights by a court.
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Article 73
The Ministers can be appointed from within and without the National AssemblyB
If a member of the National Assembly is appointed as a minister, he/she loses
his/her membership in the National Assembly, and is replaced by another
person in accordance with the provisions of law.
Article 74
Prior to taking of�ce, the Minister shall perform the following oath in the

In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate: I swear in the name
of God Almighty to support the provisions of the sacred religion of Islam,
follow the Constitution and other laws of Afghanistan, protect the rights of
citizens, and safeguard the independence, territorial integrity and national
unity of Afghanistan, and consider God Almighty present in performing all my
responsibilities, and honestly perform the duties assigned to me.
Article 7D
The government shall have the following duties:
Execute the provisions of this Constitution, other laws, and �nal orders of
1.
the courts
Protect the independence, defend the territorial integrity, and safeguard
the interests and dignity of Afghanistan in the international community
Maintenance of public law and order and elimination of administrative
Prepare the budget, regulate �nancial affairs and protect public wealth
Devise and implement programs for social, cultural, economic, and
technological progress
Report to the National Assembly at the end of the �scal year about the
tasks accomplished and about the main plans for the new �scal year
Perform other duties as recognised by this Constitution and other laws to
7.
be duties of the government
Article 76
In order to implement the main policies of the country and regulation of its
duties, the government shall devise and approve regulations. These regulations
should not be contradictory to the text and spirit of any law.
Article 77
As heads of administrative units and members of the government, the Ministers
perform their duties within the limits determined by this Constitution and other
laws.
The Ministers are responsible to the President and the
Wolesi Jirga
for their
particular duties.
Article 78
If a Minister is accused of crime against humanity, national treason or a criminal
act, the case shall be referred to a special court in accordance with Article 134
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Article 7E
In cases of recess of the
Wolesi Jirga
, the government can adopt legislation
in an emergency situation on matters other than those related to budget and
�nancial affairsB
The legislative decrees become laws after they are signed by the PresidentB The
legislative decrees should be submitted to the National Assembly in the course
of thirty days beginning from the �rst session of the National AssemblyB
In case of rejection by the National Assembly, the legislations become voidB
Article 80
Ministers during the course of their work cannot use their posts for linguistic,
regional, ethnic, religious and partisan purposes.

/hapter Cive: The ba�onal Assembly
Article 81

The National Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, as the highest
legislative organ, is the manifestation of the will of its people and represents
Every member of the National Assembly takes into judgment the general welfare
and supreme interests of all people of Afghanistan at the time of casting their
vote.
Article 82
The National Assembly consists of two houses:
Wolesi Jirga
(the House of
People) and
(House of Elders).
No one can become a member of both houses simultaneouslyB
Article 83
Members of the
Wolesi Jirga
are elected by the people through free, general,
secret and direct elections.
Their mandate ends on the 1st of Saratan of the �fth year after the elections
and the new assembly starts its work.
The election of the members of the
Wolesi Jirga
shall be held 30 to 60 days
before the expiry of the term of the
Wolesi Jirga
The number of members of the
Wolesi Jirga
, proportionate to the population of
each region, shall be not more than two hundred and �ftyB
Electoral constituency and other related issues shall be determined by election
laws.
In the Election Law, measures should be adopted so the election system shall
provide general and just representation for all the people of the country and
based on the population, from each province on average at least two female
delegates shall have membership to the
Wolesi Jirga
Article 84
Members of the
are elected and appointed as follows:
From among the members of each Provincial Council, the respective council
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elects one person for a period of four years.
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From among the District Councils of each province, the respective councils
elect one person for a period of three years.
The President appoints the remaining one-third of the members for a period
of �ve years from among experts and experienced personalities, including
two representatives of the disabled and impaired and two representatives
from the Nomads.
The president appoints D0 percent of these people from among womenB
A person who is appointed as a member of the
Meshrano Jirga
shall relinquish
their membership in the respective council, and another person replaces him/
her in accordance with the law.
Article 8D
A person who is nominated or appointed as a member of the National Assembly
should have the following quali�cations in addition to those considered by
voters:
Should be a citizen of Afghanistan, or has obtained citizenship of the state
1.
of Afghanistan at least ten years before becoming a candidate or being
appointed.
Should not have been convicted by a court for committing a crime against
humanity, a crime, or sentenced to deprivation of his/her civil rightsB
Members of
Wolesi Jirga
should be at least twenty-�ve years old at the date
of candidacy and members of the
Meshrano Jirga
should be at least thirty-
�ve years old at the date of candidacy or appointmentB
Article 86
Credentials of members of the National Assembly are reviewed by the
Independent Election Commission in accordance with the law.
Article 87
In the beginning of the legislative period, each one of the two houses elects one
of its members as the Chairperson for one legislative period, and two people
as the �rst and second Vice Chairperson, and two people as the Secretary and
Assistant Secretary for a period of one year.
These individuals constitute the Bureau in their respective housesB
The duties of the Bureau are determined in the regulations pertaining to the
internal duties of each house.
Article 88
Each house of the National Assembly sets up commissions to study the topics
under discussion in accordance with its internal regulations.
Article 8E
Wolesi Jirga
has the authority to set up a special commission if one-third
of its members put forward a proposal to inquire about and study government
The composition and procedure of this commission is speci�ed in the internal
Wolesi Jirga
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Article E0
The National Assembly has the following authorities:
Rati�cation, modi�cation, or abrogation of laws and or legislative decrees
1.
Approval of plans for economic, social, cultural, and technological
development
Approval of state budget, permission for obtaining and granting loans
Creation, modi�cation, and or abrogation of administrative units
Rati�cation of international treaties and agreements, or abrogation of the
membership of Afghanistan to them
Article E1
Wolesi Jirga
has the following special authorities:
Deciding on interrogation of a Ministers in accordance with the provisions of
Article 92 of this Constitution.
Taking decisions about the State’s development programs and the State
budget.
Approval or rejection of the appointments according to the provisions of this
Article E2
Wolesi Jirga
, based on a proposal by twenty percent of its members, can
interrogate a Minister.
If the responses given are not satisfactory,
Wolesi Jirga
shall consider a vote of
The vote of no con�dence in a Minister shall be explicit, direct, and on the
basis of well-founded reasonsB This vote should be approved by a majority of all
members of the
Wolesi Jirga
Article E3
Any commission of both Houses of the National Assembly can question each of
the Ministers about speci�c topicsB
The person questioned can provide verbal or written responseB
Article E4
Law is what both Houses of the National Assembly approve and the President
endorses unless this Constitution states otherwise.

In case the President does not agree to what the National Assembly approves,
he can send the document back with justi�able reasons to the
Wolesi Jirga
within �fteen days of its submissionB Jith the passage of this period or in case
Wolesi Jirga
approves a particular case again with a majority of two-thirds
votes, the bill is considered endorsed and enforced.
Article ED
Proposal for the promulgation of a law can be initiated by the government, or
members of the National Assembly, and in the domain of regulating judicial
affairs through the Supreme Court by the government. Proposals for drafting
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the budget and �nancial affairs laws shall be made only by the GovernmentB
Article E6
If a proposal for the promulgation of law includes imposition of new taxes or
reduction in State incomes, it is included in the working agenda on condition
that an alternative source is also envisioned.
Article E7
Proposals for promulgation of law initiated by the government are submitted
�rst to the
Wolesi Jirga
Wolesi Jirga
approves or rejects as a whole the proposal for promulgation
of law including budget and �nancial affairs and the proposal of taking or giving
a loan after discussion.
Wolesi Jirga
cannot delay the proposal more than one month.
The proposed draft of law is submitted to the
Meshrano Jirga
, after its approval
by the
Wolesi Jirga
decides on the draft within a period of �fteen daysB
The National Assembly shall give priority to the promulgation of laws, treaties,
and development plans of the government that require urgent consideration
and decision as per the request of the government.
If a proposal for promulgation of law is initiated by ten members of one of the
two Houses and then approved by one �fth members of the respective houses,
it can be admitted to the agenda of the respective houses.
Article E8
The state budget and development plan of the government is submitted through
along with advisory comments to the
Wolesi Jirga
The decision of the
Wolesi Jirga
, irrespective of the consent of the
is enforceable after it is signed by the President.
If for some reason the budget is not approved before the beginning of the new
�scal year, the budget of the year before is applied until the approval of the new
budget.
The government is obligated to give to the
Wolesi Jirga
the budget of the new
�scal year and a brief account of the current year’s budget within the fourth
quarter of the �scal yearB
The de�nite account of the previous �scal year shall be submitted by the
government to the
Wolesi Jirga
within six months of the new year, in accordance
with the provisions of law.
Wolesi Jirga
cannot delay the approval of the budget for more than one
month or permission to give or take a loan for more than 15 days.
If during this period the
Wolesi Jirga
does not take any decision with regards to
taking or giving a loan, the proposal will be considered as approved.
Article EE
If, during a session of the National Assembly, the annual budget or a
developmental plan or an issue related to public security, territorial integrity, and
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the country’s independence is under discussion, the session of the Assembly
cannot end before the approval of the matter.
Article 100•
In case the decision of one house is rejected by another house, a combined
committee composed of equal members of each house is formed to resolve the
The decision of the committee is enforced after its approval by the PresidentB
In case the combined committee cannot solve the disagreement, the defeated
resolution is considered void.

In this case the
Wolesi Jirga
can approve it at the next session of the
Wolesi
by a two-thirds majority vote of its all membersB

This approval is assumed as enforceable, after it is signed by the President,
without submission to the
Article 101•
No member of the National Assembly is legally prosecutable for expressing his
/her views while performing their dutyB
Article 102•
Jhen a member of the National Assembly is accused of a crime, the law
enforcement authority informs the house of which the accused is member
about the case, and the accused member can be prosecuted.
In case of an evident crime, the law enforcement authority can legally pursue
and arrest the accused without the permission of the house of which the
accused is a member.
In both cases, when legal prosecution requires detention of the accused, law
enforcement authorities are obligated to inform the respective house about the
case immediately.
If the accusation takes place when the National Assembly is in recess, the
permission of arrest is obtained from the administrative board of the respective
house and the decision of this board is presented to the �rst session of the
aforementioned house for a decision.
Article 103•
The Ministers can participate in the sessions of each one of the two houses of
the National Assembly.
Each house of the National Assembly can demand that Ministers take part in
Article 104•
Both houses of the National Assembly hold their sessions separately at the

Under the following circumstances, both houses can hold joint sessions:
When the legislative session or the annual session is inaugurated by the
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When it is deemed necessary by the President
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In this case, the head of the
Wolesi Jirga
chairs the joint session of the National
Assembly.
Article 10D•
The sessions of the National Assembly are open unless the Chairman of the
assembly, or at least ten members of the National Assembly, request secrecy
and the assembly accepts this request.
No one shall enter the building of the National Assembly by forceB
Article 106•
The quorum of the sessions of each house of the National Assembly for voting
is complete with the presence of the majority of the members, and its decisions
are taken with the majority of the members present, unless this Constitution
states otherwise.
Article 107•
The National Assembly convenes two ordinary sessions each yearB
The term of the National Assembly in each year is nine monthsB Jhen necessary,
the Assembly can extend this period.
Extraordinary sessions of the Assembly during recess can take place by the
order of the President.
Article 108•
In cases of death, resignation and dismissal of a member of the National
Assembly, and/or disability or handicap, which prevents performance of duties
permanently, election in the related constituency is held for a new representative
for the rest of the legislative period, in accordance with the law.
Matters involving the presence or absence of members of the National Assembly
are regulated according to internal rules.
Article 10E•
Proposals for amendments of the electoral law cannot be included in the
working agenda of the Assembly during the last year of the legislative period.
/hapter Six: Loya Jirga
Article 110•
Loya Jirga
is the highest manifestation of the people of Afghanistan.
Loya Jirga
consists of the following:
Members of the National Assembly
1.
Chairpersons of the Provincial and District Councils
The Ministers, Chief Justice and members of the Supreme Court and the
Attorney General can participate in the sessions of the
Loya Jirga
without the
right to vote.
Article 111 •
Loya Jirga
shall be convened in the following situations:
To take decisions on issues related to independence, national sovereignty,
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To amend the provisions of this Constitution
To prosecute the President in accordance with the provisions of Article 69
Article 112•
Loya Jirga
in its �rst session elects from among its members a Chairperson,
a Deputy Chair, a Secretary and an Assistant SecretaryB
Article 113•
The quorum of the
Loya Jirga
for voting is completed by the majority of
members.
The decisions of the
Loya Jirga
are taken by a majority of the present members
except in cases explicitly stated in this Constitution.
Article 114•
Loya Jirga
are open except when one-fourth of its members
demand their secrecy, and the
Loya Jirga
Article 11D•
During the session of a
Loya Jirga
, the provision of Articles 101 and 102 of this
Constitution are applied on its members.
/hapter Seven: The Judiciary
Article 116•
The judicial branch is an independent organ of the state of the Islamic Republic
The judicial branch consists of the Supreme Court, High Courts, Appeal Courts,
and Primary Courts, the structure and authorities of which are determined by
law. The Supreme Court shall be the highest judicial organ, heading the judicial
power of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Article 117•
The Supreme Court is composed of nine members who are appointed by the
President for a period of ten years with the con�rmation of the
Wolesi Jirga
with
observance of the provisions of the �nal clause of Article D0 and Article 118 of
this Constitution. In the beginning the appointment will be as such:
Three members are appointed for a period of four years, three members for
seven years and three members for ten years.
Later appointments will be for a period of ten yearsB
The appointment of members for a second term is not permissibleB
The President appoints one of its members as the Head of the Supreme
Court.
Members in no way can be dismissed from their service until the end of their
term, except circumstances stated in Article 127 of this Constitution.
Article 118•
A member of the Supreme Court should have the following quali�cations:
The age of the Head of the Supreme Court and its members should not be
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lower than forty at the time of appointment
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Should have higher education in law or in Islamic jurisprudence, and enough
expertise and experience in the judicial system of Afghanistan
Should enjoy high ethics and good reputation
Should not have been convicted of crimes against humanity, crimes, or
sentenced to deprivation of civil rights by a court
Should not be a member of any political party during the term of of�cial duty
Article 11E •
Members of the Supreme Court take the following oath in the presence of the
President before occupying the post:

In the name Allah, the Merciful and the Compassionate: I swear in the name
of God Almighty to support justice and righteousness in accordance with the
provisions of the sacred religion of Islam and the provisions of this Constitution
and other laws of Afghanistan, and to execute the duty of being a judge with
utmost honesty, righteousness and nonpartisanship.
Article 120 •
The authority of the judicial organ is to attend to all lawsuits in which real
individuals or incorporated bodies including the state stand before it as plaintiff
or defendant in accordance with provisions of the law.
Article 121 •
The Supreme Court on the request of the Government or the Courts shall review
laws, legislative decrees, international treaties and international covenants
for their compliance with the Constitution and provide their interpretation in
accordance with the law.
Article 122 •
No law, under any circumstance, can transfer a case from the jurisdiction of the
judicial branch to another organ as has been determined in this Constitution.
This provision does not apply to establishing special Courts stated in Articles 6E,
78 and 127 of this Constitution and military courts in matters relating to them.
The structure and authority of these courts are regulated by lawB
Article 123 •
Jith observance of the provisions of this Constitution, the rules related to the
structure, authority, and performance of the courts, and the duties of judges
are regulated by law.
Article 124 •
Other of�cials and administrative personnel of the judicial branch are subject
to the provisions of the laws related to the of�cials and other administrative
personnel of the state, but their appointment, dismissal, promotion, pension,
rewards and punishments are regulated by the Supreme Court in accordance
with the law.
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Article 12D •
The budget of the judicial branch is prepared by the Supreme Court in
consultation with the government and presented by the government to the
National Assembly as part of the state budget.
Implementation of the budget of the judicial branch is the authority of the
Supreme Court.
Article 126 •
Members of the Supreme Court enjoy of�cial �nancial bene�ts for the rest of
their lives provided they do not occupy state or political positions.
Article 127 •
Jhen more than one-third of the members of the
Wolesi Jirga
demand the
trial of the Chief Justice, or a member of the Supreme Court due to a crime
committed during the performance of duty, and the
Wolesi Jirga
approves of
this demand by a majority of two-thirds, the accused is dismissed from their
post and the case is referred to a special court.
The setting up of the court and the procedures of trial are regulated by lawB
Article 128 •
In the courts of Afghanistan, trials are open and everyone is entitled to attend
in accordance with the law.
The court, in situations which are stated in the law or in situations in which
the secrecy of the trial is deemed necessary, can conduct the trial behind
closed doors, but the announcement of the court decision should be open in
Article 12E •
The court is obliged to state the reasons for the decisions it issuesB
All �nal decisions of the courts are enforceable, except for capital punishment,
which is conditional upon approval of the President.
Article 130 •
Jhile processing cases, the courts apply the provisions of this Constitution and
other laws.
Jhen there is no provision in the Constitution or other laws regarding ruling on
an issue, the courts’ decisions shall be within the limits of this Constitution in
accord with the Hana� jurisprudence and in a way to serve justice in the best
possible manner.
Article 131 •
The Courts shall apply the Shia school of law in cases dealing with personal matters
involving the followers of the Shia Sect in accordance with the provisions of law.
In other cases, if no clari�cation by this constitution and other laws exist, courts
will resolve the matter according to laws of this Sect.
Article 132 •
Judges are appointed with the recommendation of the Supreme Court and
approval of the President.
The appointment, transfer, promotion, punishment, and proposal to retire judges
are within the authority of the Supreme Court in accordance with the law.
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Power for the purpose of better arrangement of the administration and judicial
affairs and insuring the required improvements.
Article 133•
Jhen a judge is accused of having committed a crime, the Supreme Court shall
inquire about the case involving the judge in accordance with the law.
After listening to the defence, when the Supreme Court regards the accusation
to be valid, it shall present a proposal about the judge’s dismissal to the
After Presidential approval, the accused judge shall be dismissed from duty,
and punished in accordance with the provisions of the law.
Article 134•
Discovery of crimes is the duty of the police and investigation and prosecution are
conducted by the Of�ce of the Attorney General in accordance with the provisions of
the law.
The Of�ce of the Attorney General is part of the Executive branch, and is
independent in its performance.
The structure, authority and activities of the Of�ce of the Attorney General are
regulated by law.
Discovery and investigation of crimes related to the armed forces, police, and
national security of�cials are regulated by a special lawB
Article 13D•
If parties involved in a case do not know the language in which the trial is
conducted, they have the right to understand the material and documents
related to the case through an interpreter and the right to speak in their native
language in the court.
/hapter Eight: The Administra�on
Article 136•
The Administration of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan shall be based on
central and local administrative units in accordance with the law.
The central administration is divided into a number of administrative units,
each of which shall be headed by a Minister.
The local administrative unit is a provinceB
The number, area, parts, and structures of the provinces and the related
administrations are regulated by law on the basis of population, social and
Article 137•
The government, while preserving the principle of centralism, shall delegate
certain authorities to local administration units for the purpose of expediting
and promoting economic, social, and cultural affairs, and increasing the
participation of people in the development of the nation.
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Article 138•
In every province a Provincial Council is to be formedB
Members of the Provincial Council are elected in proportion to the population
by free, direct, secret and general elections by the residents of the province for
a period of four years in accordance with the law.
The Provincial Council elects one of its members as ChairmanB
Article 13E•
The Provincial Council takes part in securing the developmental targets of the
state and improving its affairs in a way stated in the law, and gives advice on
important issues falling within the domain of the province.
Provincial Councils perform their duties in cooperation with the provincial
Article 140•
In order to organise activities involving the people and provide them with the
opportunity to actively participate in the local administration, Councils are
established in districts and villages in accordance with the provisions of the law.
Members of these councils are elected by the local people through, free,
general, secret and direct elections for a period of three years.
The participation of nomads in these councils is regulated by lawB
Article 141•
Municipalities shall be set up in order to administer city affairsB
The Mayor and members of the Municipal Councils are elected by free, general,
secret, and direct elections.
The affairs related to municipalities are regulated by lawB
Article 142•
For the purpose of the implementation of the provisions, and ensuring the values
of this Constitution, the State shall establish the required departments.
/hapter bine: The State of Emergency
Article 143•
If due to war, threat of war, serious rebellion, natural disasters, or situations
similar to these, protecting the nation’s independence or survival becomes
impossible by following the provision of this Constitution, the President in
con�rmation with the National Assembly shall declare a state of emergency in
some or all parts of the country.
If the state of emergency continues for more than two months, the agreement
of the National Assembly is required for its extension.
Article 144•
During the state of emergency, the President, with the consultations of heads of
the National Assembly and the Supreme Court, can transfer some authorities
of the National Assembly to the government.
Article 14D•
During the state of emergency, the President, with the consent of the heads of
the National Assembly and the Supreme Court, can suspend the validity of the
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Article 36
Clause two of Article 37
Clause two of Article 38
Article 146•
During the state of emergency, the Constitution cannot be amendedB
Article 147•
If the Presidential term of of�ce and or the legislative period expire during a
state of emergency, the new elections shall be postponed, and the presidency,
and the legislative period shall be extended for up to four months.
If the state of emergency continues for more than four months, a
Loya Jirga
shall be called by the President for further decisions.
Following the termination of state of emergency, elections should be held within
two months.
Article 148•
After the end of the state of emergency, the measures adopted on the basis
of Articles 144 and 145 of this Constitution shall be considered invalid
immediately.
/hapter Ten: Amendments
Article 14E•
The provisions of adherence to the provisions of the sacred religion of Islam
and the regime of an Islamic Republic cannot be amended.
The amendment of the fundamental rights of the people are permitted only in
order to make them more effective.
Considering new experiences and requirements of the time, other contents of
this Constitution can be amended by the proposal of the President or by the
majority of members of the National Assembly in accordance with the provisions
of Articles 67 and 146 of this Constitution.
Article 1D0•
In order to implement proposals regarding amending the Constitution, a
commission composed of members of the government, National Assembly,
and the Supreme Court must be established by a Presidential decree, and the
commission shall prepare a draft of the amendments.

For approval of the amendments, a
Loya Jirga
shall be convened by the decree of
the President in accordance with the provisions of the Chapter on the
Loya Jirga
Jhen the
Loya Jirga
approves an amendment by a majority of two-thirds of its
members, it shall be enforced after endorsement by the President.
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/hapter Eleven: The aiscellaneous trovisions
Article 1D1•
The President, Vice Presidents, Ministers, Head and Members of the Supreme
Court, Attorney General, Head of the Central Bank, National Security Directorate,
Governors and Mayors cannot engage in any pro�table business contracts with
the government during their term of of�ceB
Article 1D2•
The President, Vice Presidents, Ministers, Heads and Members of the National
Assembly, Head and members of the Supreme Court, Attorney General and
judges, cannot undertake other jobs during their terms of of�ceB
Article 1D3•
Judges, Attorneys, and Of�cers of the Armed Forces and Police, and national
security of�cials, cannot be members of political parties during their terms of
Article 1D4•
The wealth of the President, Vice Presidents, Ministers, members of the
Supreme Court and the Attorney General before and after their term of of�ce
should be registered and monitored by an organ to be set by law.
Article 1DD•
Appropriate salaries shall be paid to the Vice Presidents, Ministers, Chairs and
members of the National Assembly, the Supreme Court, Attorney General and
Judges in accordance with the provisions of law.
Article 1D6•
The Independent Electoral Commission shall be set up for the organisation and
supervision of any election and for holding a referendum within the country
based on the provisions of the law.
Article 1D7•
The Independent Commission for the Supervision of the Implementation of the
Constitution will be established by the provisions of the law.
Members of this Commission shall be appointed by the President with the
Wolesi Jirga
/hapter Twelve: The Transi�onal trovisions
Article 1D8•
The title of the Father of the Nation and the privileges granted by the Emergency
Loya Jirga of 1381 (2002) to His Majesty Mohammad Zahir Shah Former King
of Afghanistan are preserved for him during his lifetime, in accordance with the
provisions of this Constitution.
Article 1DE•
The period following the adoption of this Constitution until the date of
During the transitional period, the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan
shall carry out the following tasks:
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Issue legislative decrees related to the elections of the President, National
1.
Issue decrees regarding the structure and authorities of the courts and
basic administration structures within a period of less than one year
Take necessary measures for reform of executive and judicial affairs
Adopt necessary measures for preparing the ground for enforcement of the
provisions of this Constitution
Article 160•
The �rst elected President shall take up his/her duties after thirty days of the
announcement of the elections in accordance with this Constitution.
Every effort shall be made to hold the �rst presidential elections and the
parliamentary elections at the same time.
Until the establishment of the National Assembly, the powers of this assembly
outlined in this Constitution will be held by the government, and the interim
Supreme Court shall be established by Presidential DecreeB
Article 161•
The National Assembly will exercise its powers immediately after its
establishment in accordance with this Constitution.
The Government and the Supreme Court shall be established within thirty days
of the �rst session of the
Wolesi Jirga
The President of the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan shall continue his
duties until the elected President has taken of�ceB
The executive and judicial organs of the state in accordance with provisions of
Clause 4 of Article 159 of this constitution shall continue their duties, until the
formation of the Government and the Supreme Court.
The decrees enforced from the beginning of the interim period shall be
submitted to the �rst session of the National AssemblyB
These decrees are enforceable until they are annulled by the National
Assembly.
Article 162•
This Constitution is enforced upon its approval by the
Loya Jirga
, and will be
signed and announced by the President of the Transitional Islamic State of
Upon the enforcement of this Constitution, laws and decrees contrary to the
provisions of it are invalid.
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The Afghanistan Compact (2006)
Although dating from 2006, the Compact is retained in the A to Z Guide because it is still the basis
for the Afghanistan National Development Strategy and its implementation plans (see p. 13).
Preamble
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the international community:
Determined to strengthen their partnership to improve the lives of Afghan people, and to
contribute to national, regional and global peace and security;
Af�rming their shared commitment to continue, in the spirit of the Bonn, Tokyo and Berlin
conferences, to work toward a stable and prosperous Afghanistan, with good governance
and human rights protection for all under the rule of law, and to maintain and strengthen that
commitment over the term of this Compact and beyond;
Recognising the courage and determination of Afghans who, by defying violent extremism
and hardship, have laid the foundations for a democratic, peaceful, pluralistic and prosperous
state based on the principles of Islam;
Noting the full implementation of the Bonn Agreement through the adoption of a new
constitution in January 2004, and the holding of presidential elections in October 2004 and
National Assembly and Provincial Council elections in September 2005, which have enabled
Afghanistan to regain its rightful place in the international community;
Mindful that Afghanistan’s transition to peace and stability is not yet assured, and that strong
international engagement will continue to be required to address remaining challenges;
Resolved to overcome the legacy of con�ict in Afghanistan by setting conditions for sustainable
economic growth and development; strengthening state institutions and civil society; removing
remaining terrorist threats; meeting the challenge of counter-narcotics; rebuilding capacity
and infrastructure; reducing poverty; and meeting basic human needs;
Have agreed to this Afghanistan Compact.
The Afghan Government has articulated its overarching goals for the well-being of its people in the
“Afghanistan Millennium Development Goals Country Report 200D — Vision 2020”B Consistent
with those goals, this Compact identi�es three critical and interdependent areas or pillars of
activity for the �ve years from the adoption of this Compact:
Security;
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Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights; and
Economic and Social DevelopmentB
A further vital and cross-cutting area of work is eliminating the narcotics industry, which remains
a formidable threat to the people and state of Afghanistan, the region and beyond.
The Afghan Government hereby commits itself to realising this shared vision of the future; the
international community, in turn, commits itself to provide resources and support to realise
that vision. Annex I of this Compact sets out detailed outcomes, benchmarks and timelines for
delivery, consistent with the high-level goals set by the Afghanistan National Development Strategy
(ANDS)B The Government and international community also commit themselves to improve the
effectiveness and accountability of international assistance as set forth in Annex II.
trinciples of /oopera�on
As the Afghan Government and the international community embark on the implementation of
this Compact, they will:
Respect the pluralistic culture, values and history of Afghanistan, based on Islam;
Work on the basis of partnership between the Afghan Government, with its sovereign
responsibilities, and the international community, with a central and impartial coordinating
role for the United Nations;
Engage further the deep-seated traditions of participation and aspiration to ownership of the
Pursue �scal, institutional and environmental sustainability;
Build lasting Afghan capacity and effective state and civil society institutions, with particular
emphasis on building up human capacities of men and women alike;
Ensure balanced and fair allocation of domestic and international resources in order to offer
all parts of the country tangible prospects of well-being;
Recognise in all policies and programmes that men and women have equal rights and
Promote regional cooperation; and
Combat corruption and ensure public transparency and accountability.
Genuine security remains a fundamental prerequisite for achieving stability and development in
Afghanistan. Security cannot be provided by military means alone. It requires good governance,
justice and the rule of law, reinforced by reconstruction and development. With the support of the
international community, the Afghan Government will consolidate peace by disbanding all illegal
armed groups. The Afghan Government and the international community will create a secure
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environment by strengthening Afghan institutions to meet the security needs of the country in a
�scally sustainable mannerB
To that end, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the US-led Operation
Enduring Freedom (OEF) and partner nations involved in security sector reform will continue to
provide strong support to the Afghan Government in establishing and sustaining security and
stability in Afghanistan, subject to participating states’ national approval procedures. They will
continue to strengthen and develop the capacity of the national security forces to ensure that
they become fully functionalB All OEF counter-terrorism operations will be conducted in close
coordination with the Afghan Government and ISAFB ISAF will continue to expand its presence
throughout Afghanistan, including through Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs), and will
continue to promote stability and support security sector reforms in its areas of operation.
Full respect for Afghanistan’s sovereignty and strengthening dialogue and cooperation between
Afghanistan and its neighbours constitute an essential guarantee of stability in Afghanistan and the
regionB The international community will support concrete con�dence-building measures to this endB
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Democratic governance and the protection of human rights constitute the cornerstone of
sustainable political progress in Afghanistan. The Afghan Government will rapidly expand
its capacity to provide basic services to the population throughout the country. It will recruit
competent and credible professionals to public service on the basis of merit; establish a more
effective, accountable and transparent administration at all levels of Government; and implement
measurable improvements in �ghting corruption, upholding justice and the rule of law and
promoting respect for the human rights of all Afghans.
The Afghan Government will give priority to the coordinated establishment in each province
of functional institutions—including civil administration, police, prisons and judiciary. These
institutions will have appropriate legal frameworks and appointment procedures; trained staff;
and adequate remuneration, infrastructure and auditing capacity. The Government will establish
a �scally and institutionally sustainable administration for future elections under the supervision
Reforming the justice system will be a priority for the Afghan Government and the international
community. The aim will be to ensure equal, fair and transparent access to justice for all based
upon written codes with fair trials and enforceable verdicts. Measures will include: completing
legislative reforms for the public as well as the private sector; building the capacity of judicial
institutions and personnel; promoting human rights and legal awareness; and rehabilitating
The Afghan Government and the international community reaf�rm their commitment to the
protection and promotion of rights provided for in the Afghan constitution and under applicable
international law, including the international human rights covenants and other instruments
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to which Afghanistan is party. With a view to rebuilding trust among those whose lives were
shattered by war, reinforcing a shared sense of citizenship and a culture of tolerance, pluralism
and observance of the rule of law, the Afghan Government with the support of the international
community will implement the Action Plan on Peace, Justice and Reconciliation.
Economic and Social Development
The Afghan Government with the support of the international community will pursue high rates of
sustainable economic growth with the aim of reducing hunger, poverty and unemployment. It will
promote the role and potential of the private sector, alongside those of the public and non-pro�t
sectors; curb the narcotics industry; ensure macroeconomic stability; restore and promote the
development of the country’s human, social and physical capital, thereby establishing a sound
basis for a new generation of leaders and professionals; strengthen civil society; and complete the
reintegration of returnees, internally displaced persons and ex-combatantsB
Public investments will be structured around the six sectors of the pillar on economic and social
development of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy:
Infrastructure and natural resources;
Agriculture and rural development;
Social protection; and
Economic governance and private sector development.
In each of these areas, the objective will be to achieve measurable results towards the goal of
equitable economic growth that reduces poverty, expands employment and enterprise creation,
enhances opportunities in the region and improves the well-being of all AfghansB
/ounter-barco�cs: A /ross-/u�ng triority
Meeting the threat that the narcotics industry poses to national, regional and international
security as well as the development and governance of the country and the well-being of Afghans
will be a priority for the Government and the international community. The aim will be to achieve
a sustained and signi�cant reduction in the production and traf�cking of narcotics with a view
to complete elimination. Essential elements include improved interdiction, law enforcement and
judicial capacity-building; enhanced cooperation among Afghanistan, neighbouring countries
and the international community on disrupting the drugs trade; wider provision of economic
alternatives for farmers and labourers in the context of comprehensive rural development; and
building national and provincial counter-narcotics institutionsB It will also be crucial to enforce a
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zero-tolerance policy towards of�cial corruption; to pursue eradication as appropriate; to reinforce
the message that producing or trading opiates is both immoral and a violation of Islamic law; and
to reduce the demand for the illicit use of opiates.
/oordina�on and aonitoring
The Afghan Government and the international community are establishing a Joint Coordination
and Monitoring Board for the implementation of the political commitments that comprise this
CompactB As detailed in Annex III, this Board will be co-chaired by the Afghan Government and the
United Nations and will be supported by a small secretariat. It will ensure greater coherence of
efforts by the Afghan Government and international community to implement the Compact and
provide regular and timely public reports on its execution.
AbbEX L: Benchmarks and Timelines
The Afghan Government, with the support of the international community, is committed to
achieving the following benchmarks in accordance with the timelines speci�edB
International Security Forces
Through end-2010, with the support of and in close coordination with the Afghan Government, the
NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and
their respective Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) will promote security and stability in all
regions of Afghanistan, including by strengthening Afghan capabilities.
Afghan National Army
By end-2010: A nationally respected, professional, ethnically balanced Afghan National Army
will be fully established that is democratically accountable, organized, trained and equipped
to meet the security needs of the country and increasingly funded from Government revenue,
commensurate with the nation’s economic capacity; the international community will continue to
support Afghanistan in expanding the ANA towards the ceiling of 70,000 personnel articulated in
the Bonn talks; and the pace of expansion is to be adjusted on the basis of periodic joint quality
assessments by the Afghan Government and the international community against agreed criteria
which take into account prevailing conditions.
Afghan National and Border Police
By end-2010, a fully constituted, professional, functional and ethnically balanced Afghan National
Police and Afghan Border Police with a combined force of up to 62,000 will be able to meet the
security needs of the country effectively and will be increasingly �scally sustainableB
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Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups
All illegal armed groups will be disbanded by end-2007 in all provincesB
Counter-Narcotics
By end-2010, the Government will strengthen its law enforcement capacity at both central and
provincial levels, resulting in a substantial annual increase in the amount of drugs seized or
destroyed and processing facilities dismantled, and in effective measures, including targeted
eradication as appropriate, that contribute to the elimination of poppy cultivation.
By end-2010, the Government and neighbouring and regional governments will work together
to increase coordination and mutual sharing of intelligence, with the goal of an increase in the
seizure and destruction of drugs being smuggled across Afghanistan’s borders and effective
action against drug traf�ckersB
Mine Action and Ammunition
By end-2010, in line with Afghanistan’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Afghanistan’s
Ottawa Convention obligations, the land area contaminated by mines and unexploded ordnance
will be reduced by 70%; all stockpiled anti-personnel mines will be located and destroyed by end-
2007; and by end-2010, all unsafe, unserviceable and surplus ammunition will be destroyedB
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Public Administrative Reform
By end-2010: Government machinery (including the number of ministries) will be restructured and
rationalised to ensure a �scally sustainable public administration; the civil service commission
will be strengthened; and civil service functions will be reformed to re�ect core functions and
A clear and transparent national appointments mechanism will be established within 6 months,
applied within 12 months and fully implemented within 24 months for all senior level appointments
to the central government and the judiciary, as well as for provincial governors, chiefs of police,
district administrators and provincial heads of security.
By end-2006 a review of the number of administrative units and their boundaries will be undertaken
with the aim of contributing to �scal sustainabilityB
By end-2010, in furtherance of the work of the civil service commission, merit-based appointments,
vetting procedures and performance-based reviews will be undertaken for civil service positions
at all levels of government, including central government, the judiciary and police, and requisite
support will be provided to build the capacity of the civil service to function effectively. Annual
performance-based reviews will be undertaken for all senior staff (grade 2 and above) starting by
end-2007B
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Anti-Corruption
The UN Convention against Corruption will be rati�ed by end-2006, national legislation adapted accordingly
by end-2007 and a monitoring mechanism to oversee implementation will be in place by end-2008B
The Census and Statistics
The census enumeration will be completed by end-2008 and the complete results publishedB
Reliable statistical baselines will be established for all quantitative benchmarks by mid-2007 and
statistical capacity built to track progress against them.
National Assembly
The National Assembly will be provided with technical and administrative support by mid-2006 to
ful�l effectively its constitutionally mandated rolesB
The Afghanistan Independent Election Commission will have the high integrity, capacity and
resources to undertake elections in an increasingly �scally sustainable manner by end-2008, with
the Government of Afghanistan contributing to the extent possible to the cost of future elections
from its own resources. A permanent civil and voter registry with a single national identity document
will be established by end-200EB
By end-2010: the National Action Plan for Jomen in Afghanistan will be fully implemented; and, in
line with Afghanistan’s MDGs, female participation in all Afghan governance institutions, including
elected and appointed bodies and the civil service, will be strengthened.
Rule of Law
By end-2010, the legal framework required under the constitution, including civil, criminal and
commercial law, will be put in place, distributed to all judicial and legislative institutions and made
available to the public.
By end-2010, functioning institutions of justice will be fully operational in each province of Afghanistan,
and the average time to resolve contract disputes will be reduced as much as possible.
A review and reform of oversight procedures relating to corruption, lack of due process and
miscarriage of justice will be initiated by end-2006 and fully implemented by end-2010; by end-
2010, reforms will strengthen the professionalism, credibility and integrity of key institutions of
the justice system (the Ministry of Justice, the Judiciary, the Attorney General’s of�ce, the Ministry
of Interior and the National Directorate of Security)B
By end-2010, justice infrastructure will be rehabilitated; and prisons will have separate facilities
for women and juveniles.
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Land Registration
A process for registration of land in all administrative units and the registration of titles will be
started for all major urban areas by end-2006 and all other areas by end-2008B A fair system for
settlement of land disputes will be in place by end-2007B Registration for rural land will be under
way by end-2007B
Counter Narcotics
By end-2010, the Government will increase the number of arrests and prosecutions of traf�ckers
and corrupt of�cials and will improve its information base concerning those involved in the
drugs trade, with a view to enhancing the selection system for national and sub-national public
appointments, as part of the appointments mechanism mentioned earlier in this annex.
By end-2010: The Government’s capacity to comply with and report on its human rights treaty
obligations will be strengthened; Government security and law enforcement agencies will adopt
corrective measures including codes of conduct and procedures aimed at preventing arbitrary
arrest and detention, torture, extortion and illegal expropriation of property with a view to the
elimination of these practices; the exercise of freedom of expression, including freedom of media,
will be strengthened; human rights awareness will be included in education curricula and promoted
among legislators, judicial personnel and other Government agencies, communities and the
public; human rights monitoring will be carried out by the Government and independently by the
Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), and the UN will track the effectiveness of
measures aimed at the protection of human rights; the AIHRC will be supported in the ful�lment of
its objectives with regard to monitoring, investigation, protection and promotion of human rights.
The implementation of the Action Plan on Peace, Justice and Reconciliation will be completed by
Economic and Social Development
Infrastructure and Natural Resources
Roads
Afghanistan will have a fully upgraded and maintained ring road, as well as roads connecting
the ring road to neighbouring countries by end-2008 and a �scally sustainable system for road
maintenance by end-2007B
Air Transport
By end-2010: Kabul International Airport and Herat Airport will achieve full International Civil
Aviation Organisation compliance; Mazar-i-Sharif, Jalalabad and Kandahar will be upgraded
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with runway repairs, air navigation, �re and rescue and communications equipment; seven other
domestic airports will be upgraded to facilitate domestic air transportation; and air transport
services and costs will be increasingly competitive with international market standards and rates.
By end-2010: electricity will reach at least 6D% of households and E0% of non-residential
establishments in major urban areas and at least 25% of households in rural areas; at least 75%
of the costs will be recovered from users connected to the national power grid. A strategy for the
development and the use of renewable energies will be developed by end-2007B
Mining and Natural Resources
An enabling regulatory environment for pro�table extraction of Afghanistan’s mineral and natural
resources will be created by end-2006, and by end-2010 the investment environment and infrastructure
will be enhanced in order to attract domestic and foreign direct investment in this area.
Water Resource Management
Sustainable water resource management strategies and plans covering irrigation and drinking
water supply will be developed by end-2006, and irrigation investments will result in at least 30%
of water coming from large waterworks by end-2010B
Urban Development
By end-2010: Municipal governments will have strengthened capacity to manage urban
development and to ensure that municipal services are delivered effectively, ef�ciently and
transparently; in line with Afghanistan’s MDGs, investment in water supply and sanitation will
ensure that 50% of households in Kabul and 30% of households in other major urban areas will
have access to piped water.
Environment
In line with Afghanistan’s MDGs, environmental regulatory frameworks and management services
will be established for the protection of air and water quality, waste management and pollution
control, and natural resource policies will be developed and implementation started at all levels
of government as well as the community level, by end-2007B
Primary and Secondary Education
By end-2010: in line with Afghanistan’s MDGs, net enrolment in primary school for girls and boys
will be at least 60% and 75% respectively; a new curriculum will be operational in all secondary
schools; female teachers will be increased by 50%; 70% of Afghanistan’s teachers will have
passed a competency test; and a system for assessing learning achievement such as a national
testing system for students will be in place.
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By end 2010: enrolment of students to universities will be 100,000 with at least 35% female
students; and the curriculum in Afghanistan’s public universities will be revised to meet the
development needs of the country and private sector growth.
Skills Development
A human resource study will be completed by end-2006, and 1D0,000 men and women will be
trained in marketable skills through public and private means by end-2010B
A comprehensive inventory of Afghan cultural treasures will be compiled by end-2007B Measures
will be taken to revive the Afghan cultural heritage, to stop the illegal removal of cultural material
and to restore damaged monuments and artefacts by end-2010B
Health and Nutrition
By end-2010, in line with Afghanistan’s MDGs, the Basic Package of Health Services will be
extended to cover at least 90% of the population; maternal mortality will be reduced by 15%; and
full immunisation coverage for infants under D for vaccine-preventable diseases will be achieved
and their mortality rates reduced by 20%.
Agriculture and Rural Development
Agriculture and Livestock
By end-2010: The necessary institutional, regulatory and incentive framework to increase
production and productivity will be established to create an enabling environment for legal
agriculture and agriculture-based rural industries, and public investment in agriculture will
increase by 30 percent; particular consideration will be given to perennial horticulture, animal
health and food security by instituting specialised support agencies and �nancial service delivery
mechanisms, supporting farmers’ associations, branding national products, disseminating timely
price and weather-related information and statistics, providing strategic research and technical
assistance and securing access to irrigation and water management systems.
Comprehensive Rural Development
By end-2010: Rural development will be enhanced comprehensively for the bene�t of 1E million
people in over 38,000 villages; this will be achieved through the election of at least a further
14,000 voluntary community development councils in all remaining villages, promoting local
governance and community empowerment; access to safe drinking water will be extended to 90%
of villages and sanitation to 50%; road connectivity will reach 40% of all villages, increasing access
to markets, employment and social services; 47% of villages will bene�t from small-scale irrigation;
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800,000 households (22% of all Afghanistan’s households) will bene�t from improved access to
�nancial services; and livelihoods of at least 1D% of the rural population will be supported through
the provision of 91 million labour days.
Counter-Narcotics
By end-2010, the Government will design and implement programmes to achieve a sustained
annual reduction in the amount of land under poppy and other drug cultivation by the strengthening
and diversi�cation of licit livelihoods and other counter narcotics measures, as part of the
overall goal of a decrease in the absolute and relative size of the drug economy in line with the
Government’s MDG targetB
Social Protection
Poverty Reduction
By end-2010, in line with Afghanistan’s MDGs, the proportion of people living on less than US$1
a day will decrease by 3% per year and the proportion of people who suffer from hunger will
decrease by 5% per year.
Humanitarian and Disaster Response
By end-2010, an effective system of disaster preparedness and response will be in placeB
By end-2010, increased assistance will be provided to meet the special needs of all disabled
people, including their integration in society through opportunities for education and gainful
employment.
Employment of Youth and Demobilised Soldiers
By end-2010, employment opportunities for youth and demobilised soldiers will be increased
through special programmes.
Refugees and IDPs
By end-2010, all refugees opting to return and internally displaced persons will be provided
assistance for rehabilitation and integration in their local communities; their integration will be
supported by national development programmes, particularly in key areas of return.
Vulnerable Women
By end-2010, the number of female-headed households that are chronically poor will be reduced
by 20%, and their employment rates will be increased by 20%.
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Counter Narcotics
By end-2010, the Government will implement programmes to reduce the demand for narcotics
and provide improved treatment for drug users.
Economic Governance and Private Sector Development
By end-2007, the Government will ensure improved transparent �nancial management at
the central and provincial levels through establishing and meeting benchmarks for �nancial
management agreed with and monitored by the international community, including those in the
anticipated Poverty Reduction Growth Facility (PRGF)B In turn, and in line with improved government
accountability, donors will make more effort to increase the share of total external assistance to
Afghanistan that goes to the core budget.
Domestic Revenues
Afghanistan’s total domestic budgetary revenue — equivalent to 4BD% of estimated legal GDP in
1383 (2004/0D) — will steadily increase and reach 8% of GDP by 138E (2010/11)B The ratio of
revenue to estimated total recurrent expenditures, including estimated recurrent expenditures in
the core and external development budgets, is projected to rise from 28% in 1383 (2004/0D) to
an estimated 58% in 1389, resulting in a continuing need, in accord with the principles in Annex II,
for (1) external assistance to the core budget and (2) increasing cost-effectiveness of assistance
that funds recurrent expenditure though the external development budget.
Private Sector Development and Trade
All legislation, regulations and procedures related to investment will be simpli�ed and harmonised
by end-2006 and implemented by end-2007B New business organisation laws will be tabled in
the National Assembly by end-2006B The Government’s strategy for divestment of state-owned
enterprises will be implemented by end-200EB
Financial Services and Markets
Internationally accepted prudential regulations will be developed for all core sectors of banking and
non-bank �nancial institutions by end-2007B The banking supervision function of Da Afghanistan
Bank will be further strengthened by end-2007B Re-structuring of state-owned commercial banks
will be complete by end-2007B State-owned banks that have not been re-licensed will be liquidated
by end-2006B
Regional Cooperation
By end-2010: Afghanistan and its neighbours will achieve lower transit times through Afghanistan
by means of cooperative border management and other multilateral or bilateral trade and transit
agreements; Afghanistan will increase the amount of electricity available through bilateral power
purchase; and Afghanistan, its neighbours and countries in the region will reach agreements to
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enable Afghanistan to import skilled labour, and to enable Afghans to seek work in the region and
AbbEX LL: Lmproving the E�ec�veness of Aid to Afghanistan
The international community has made a signi�cant investment in the future of a democratic
state of Afghanistan since December 2001B This Compact is an af�rmation of that commitmentB
The Afghan Government and the international community are further committed to improving the
effectiveness of the aid being provided to Afghanistan in accordance with the Paris Declaration
on Aid Effectiveness (2005), recognising the special needs of Afghanistan and their implications
for donor support.
Consistent with the Paris Declaration and the principles of cooperation of this Compact, the
Government and the international community providing assistance to Afghanistan agree that the
principles for improving the effectiveness of aid to Afghanistan under this Compact are:
Leadership of the Afghan Government in setting its development priorities and strategies and,
within them, the support needs of the country and the coordination of donor assistance;
Transparency and accountability on the part of both the Government and the donors of the
international assistance being provided to Afghanistan.
Under these principles and towards the goal of improving the effectiveness of aid to Afghanistan,
the Government will:
Provide a prioritised and detailed Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) with
indicators for monitoring results, including those for Afghanistan’s Millennium Development
Improve its abilities to generate domestic revenues through, inter alia, customs duties and
taxes; and to achieve cost recovery from public utilities and transportation;
Agree with donors, international �nancial institutions and United Nations agencies on the
benchmarks for aid channelled through the Government’s core budget and for the utilisation
of such aid; and monitor performance against those benchmarks; and
Provide regular reporting on the use of donor assistance and performance against the
benchmarks of this compact to the National Assembly, the donor community through the
Afghanistan Development Forum and the public at largeB
The donors will:
Provide assistance within the framework of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy;
programmes and projects will be coordinated with Government in order to focus on priorities,
eliminate duplication and rationalise donor activities to maximise cost-effectiveness;
Increasingly provide more predictable and multiyear funding commitments or indications of
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multiyear support to Afghanistan to enable the Government to plan better the implementation
of its National Development Strategy and provide untied aid whenever possible;
Increase the proportion of donor assistance channelled directly through the core budget, as
agreed bilaterally between the Government and each donor, as well as through other more
predictable core budget funding modalities in which the Afghan Government participates,
such as the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), the Law and Order Trust Fund for
Afghanistan (LOTFA) and the Counter Narcotics Trust Fund (CNTF);
Provide assistance for the development of public expenditure management systems that are
essential for improving transparency and accountability in the utilisation of donor resources
and countering corruption;
Recognise that, because of the need to build Afghan capacity, donor assistance provided
through the external budget will be designed in such a manner as to build this capacity in the
Government as well as the private sector and non-pro�t sector;
Ensure that development policies, including salary policies, strengthen national institutions that
are sustainable in the medium to long term for delivery of programmes by the Government;
For aid not channelled through the core budget, endeavour to:
Harmonise the delivery of technical assistance in line with Government needs to focus
Reduce the external management and overhead costs of projects by promoting the
Afghan private sector in their management and delivery;
Increasingly use Afghan national implementation partners and equally quali�ed local
and expatriate Afghans;
Increase procurement within Afghanistan of supplies for civilian and military activities;
Use Afghan materials in the implementation of projects, in particular for infrastructure;
Within the principles of international competitive bidding, promote the participation in the
bidding process of the Afghan private sector and South-South cooperation in order to overcome
capacity constraints and to lower costs of delivery;
Provide timely, transparent and comprehensive information on foreign aid �ows, including
levels of pledges, commitments and disbursements in a format that will enable the Afghan
Government to plan its own activities and present comprehensive budget reports to the National
Assembly; this covers the nature and amount of assistance being provided to Afghanistan
through the core and external budgets; and
For external budget assistance, also report to the Government on: the utilisation of funds; its
ef�ciency, quality and effectiveness; and the results achievedB
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These mutual commitments are intended to ensure that the donor assistance being provided
to Afghanistan is used ef�ciently and effectively, that there is increased transparency and
accountability, and that both Afghans and the taxpayers in donor countries are receiving value
for money.
AbbEX LLL: /oordina�on and aonitoring
The Afghan Government and the international community recognise that the success of the
Afghanistan Compact requires strong political, security and �nancial commitment to achieve
the benchmarks within the agreed timelines. Equally, the success of the Compact relies on an
effective coordination and monitoring mechanism.
To this end, and in addition to existing sectoral coordination mechanisms, the Afghan Government
and the international community are establishing a Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board
with the participation of senior Afghan Government of�cials appointed by the President and
representatives of the international communityB The Board will be co-chaired by a senior Afghan
Government of�cial appointed by the President and by the Special Representative of the UN
Secretary-General for AfghanistanB Its purpose would be to ensure overall strategic coordination
of the implementation of the Compact.
The Board will have a small secretariat staffed by the Afghan Government and the United Nations.
It will be supported by technical experts, as needed. The Board will hold periodic meetings and
special sessions as required to review the implementation of this Compact and suggest corrective
action, as appropriate.
Afghan state institutions and sectoral coordination mechanisms involved in the implementation
of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) will provide inputs to the Board with
regard to the implementation of the Compact. In addition, in carrying out its assessments, the
Board will consider inputs from the international community, including United Nations agencies,
international �nancial institutions, donors, international security forces and relevant non-
governmental organisations and civil society representatives.
Periodic progress reports on the implementation of the Compact prepared by the Joint Coordination
and Monitoring Board will be made public.
AbbEX LV: tar�cipants at the 2006 London /onference on Afghanistan
Participating Countries
Australia
Austria
Czech Republic
Denmark
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France
Germany
Hungary
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korea (Republic of)
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Sweden
Tajikistan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (co-Chair)
United States of America
Aga Khan Foundation
Asian Development Bank
European Commission
European Union
Islamic Development Bank
International Monetary Fund
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Organisation of Islamic Conference
United Nations (co-Chair)
World Bank
Participating Organisations
Observers
Croatia
Estonia
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in
Europe
Slovakia
Slovenia
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Code of Conduct for NGOs engaged in Humanitarian
Action,
Reconstruction, and Development in
For more information on the NGO Code of Conduct, see page 55.
Preamble
Afghanistan is at a unique point in its history and has the opportunity to move towards
long-term stability, economic prosperity and respect for human rights;
NGOs are civil society actors and a strong civil society is essential to the development
and functioning of a stable Afghan nation and state;
NGOs are committed to the development of Afghanistan and Afghan capacity;
the development of a new Constitution and a legislative structure for Afghanistan provide
a context in which accountable and responsible behaviour can �ourish and be recognised;
NGOs, as civil society organisations and emergency and development programme
implementers, continue to make important contributions with and for the Afghan people;
the nature and roles of NGOs are not well understood, leading to accusations that NGOs
misuse funds and are wasteful and self-serving;
various “for-pro�t” and political actors misuse the NGO umbrella to promote their
commercial or political interests;
NGOs continue to face demands that pull them in many different directions and may
threaten their capacity and their independence as civil society actors; and
Codes of Conduct are a mechanism by which NGOs can ensure higher standards –
including greater transparency and accountability,
Je, the accredited representatives of NGOs in Afghanistan, hereby voluntarily af�x our signatures
to this Code of Conduct and commit our organisations to upholding the Principles of Conduct in
De�ni�ons
The Code of Conduct
is a set of shared norms, principles and values that aims to enhance the
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Non-governmental organisations
are voluntary, not-for-pro�t, non-partisan and independent
organisations or associations engaged in serving the public good. NGOs may be national as
well as international; secular as well as “faith-based”; and of membership and non-membership
categories.
Voluntary
denotes free will on the part of the NGO as well as community partners.
Not-for-pro�t
means that an NGO cannot distribute its assets, earnings or pro�ts as such to any
person. However, there may be paid employees or activities generating revenue which will be used
solely for the stated purposes of the organisation.
Non-partisan and independent
indicates that the NGO is controlled and directed by its governing
body, in keeping with its mandate and not by any other power or group.
Signatories
are NGOs whose duly accredited representative has signed and accepted this Code
refers to all signatories to the Code of Conduct.
Civil society
includes all formal and informal groups and associations that are not of the public
and business sectors. NGOs are a part of civil society.
Gender equality
means that the different behaviour, aspirations, needs and rights of women
and men are considered, valued and favoured equally. It does not mean that women and men
have to become the same, but that their rights, responsibilities and opportunities will not depend
on whether they are born male or female.
Gender equity
means fairness of treatment for women and men, according to their respective
needs. This may include equal treatment or treatment that is different but which is considered
equivalent in terms of rights, bene�ts, obligations and opportunitiesB
Capacity building
is the process by which individuals, groups, organisations, institutions and
societies increase their abilities to:
perform core functions, solve problems, de�ne and achieve objectives; and
2 understand and deal with their development needs in a broad context and in a sustainable
manner.
Humanitarian action
includes those activities taken to prevent and alleviate human suffering
arising out of con�ict, crisis and calamity, including any situation involving:
1 damage to or loss of lives of non-combatants in a con�ict situation; or
2 patterns of (gross) human rights or humanitarian law violations against civilians in con�ict
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NGO Mission Statement
Our general mission as NGOs operating in Afghanistan is to address humanitarian, reconstruction
and sustainable development needs in Afghanistan, with a special focus on the rights of those
who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. We work in partnership with each other, the government,
donors and communities.
The Code of Conduct will promote:
improved understanding of NGOs, their purposes and their accomplishments among the
general public, government, donors and the media;
transparency, accountability and good management practices in the operation of NGOs by
voluntary self-regulation; and
improved quality of services provided by NGOs by raising standards of conduct.
1 Our organisations are people-centered
1B1
Focus on the people we serve: Our primary loyalty, accountability and responsibility is to
the people we serve. Our programmes are designed and developed in response to the
1B2
Self-reliance and ownership: Je seek to help people and communities to solve their own
problemsB Je encourage and enable the development of self-reliance and advance the
right of people to fully participate in decisions that affect their lives.
1B3
Human rights: Je endeavour to respect, protect and promote the ful�lment of the human
rights and obligations of all Afghans in accordance with international law.
1.4
Trust: We work to build the trust of the communities with which we work.
1BD
Participation and non-discrimination: Je involve men, women, youth and children of our
target communities to the greatest possible extent, engaging them in the conception,
implementation and evaluation of projects and programmes. We strive to ensure the
participation of marginalised groups in communities where we work.
1.6
Respect for local values: We respect the dignity and identity of the individual, and
acknowledge indigenous knowledge, culture, religious faith and values. This does not
mean that we support practices that undermine the human rights of any individual or
group.
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2 Our organisations are committed to sustainable positive impact
2.1
Effectiveness: We are committed to effectiveness and to maximising the positive impact
of our programmes. We avoid duplication of services.
Sustainability: Whenever possible, our programmes seek durable solutions that are cost
effective, that build Afghan ownership and capacity, and that are driven by the long-term
development goals of communities.
Environmental impact: We exercise a responsible and responsive approach to the care
of the physical, natural environment and to the proper management of Afghanistan’s
ecosystems in all our activities.
Monitoring and evaluation: We monitor and evaluate the impact of our programmes and
share �ndings with relevant stakeholders, including the communities we serve, donors,
government and the general public.
3 Our organisations are committed to transparency and accountability
3.1
We are transparent and accountable in our dealings with the government and community
partners, the public, donors and other interested parties.
Accountability: Je develop and maintain sound �nancial policies, audits, and systems in
order to manage our accounts. We conform to the constitution, laws, rules and regulations
of the government of Afghanistan and where necessary, lobby for policy change. We are
truthful and honest in all matters related to raising, using and accounting for funds.
Je maintain sound �nancial, accounting, procurement, transport and administrative
systems that ensure the use of resources in accordance with intended purposes.
Transparency: We disseminate information on our goals and activities to interested
stakeholdersB Je maintain and make available �nancial and activity reports upon request
by relevant and interested parties. We use all available opportunities to inform the public
about our work and about the origin and the use of our resources.
4 Our organisations are committed to good internal governance
4.1
Governing documentation: We have written constitutions or memorandums of association
that clearly de�ne our missions, our objectives and our organisational structuresB
Equal opportunity: We develop and apply written policies, rules and procedures that
af�rm our commitment to equal opportunities in our employment practices and in the
promotion of staff.
Employment practices: We apply hiring and termination practices that respect the
freedom of choice of individuals and the human resource needs of other stakeholders.
We offer positions based on merit, pay appropriate salaries, allocate job responsibilities
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according to individual capacities, and demand adequate notice from employees and
provide adequate notice for terminations without cause.
No con�icts of interest: All our organisational transactions are free of con�icts of personal
and professional interest. The services of board members shall be given freely and
voluntarily, other than reimbursements for essential costs incurred during service.
5 Our organisations are committed to honesty, integrity and cost effectiveness
5.1
Honesty: We are truthful in all our professional activities.
Integrity: We refrain from internal and external practices that undermine the ethical
integrity of our organisations. We do not engage in theft, corrupt practices, nepotism,
bribery or trade in illicit substances. We accept funds and donations only from sources
whose aims are consistent with our mission, objectives and capacity, and which do not
undermine our independence and identity.
Cost effectiveness: We utilise the resources available to our organisations in order to
pursue our missions and strategic objectives in cost-effective waysB Je strive to minimise
waste and unnecessary expense, and to direct all possible resources to the people we
serve.
6 Our organisations are committed to diversity, fairness, non-discrimination
against marginalised groups and to af�rmative action
6B1
Diversity: Je seek to have a workforce that appropriately re�ects the gender, ethnic,
geographic and religious diversity of Afghanistan and of the areas where we work.
Equity: We seek to advance greater balance and to promote equity in all internal relations
as well as equitable access to opportunities within our organisations. We seek to include
the underserved, the vulnerable, the disabled and other marginalised groups in all our
initiatives.
Gender equity: We consider and value equally the different behaviour, aspirations, needs
and rights of women and men. This may include equal treatment or treatment that is
different but which is considered equivalent in terms of rights, bene�ts, obligations and
opportunities. Their rights, responsibilities and opportunities do not depend on whether
they are born male or female.
Non-discrimination against marginalised groups: Our human resource policies and
practices promote non-discriminatory recruitment, hiring, training and working practices,
Af�rmative action: Je strive to increase the representation of under-represented groups
in senior decision-making positions at headquarters, in the �eld, in boards and in advisory
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groups. We seek to include the underserved, the vulnerable, the marginalised and the
disabled in all our initiatives. We endeavour to strengthen the position of Afghan women
both within and outside our organisations.
7 Our organisations are committed to building Afghan capacity
7.1
Capacity building: We take every appropriate opportunity to help build Afghan capacity
to understand needs, establish priorities and take effective action so that ultimately
humanitarian, development and reconstruction needs are met by Afghans.
7.2
Consultation: We design and implement projects in consultation with local communities
and the government because we are committed to the long-term sustainable development
7.3
Sustainability: We design and facilitate projects so that services may be taken over by
target communities or by government bodies to enhance sustainability.
7.4
Human resources: In line with our policy of commitment to capacity building, we give
priority to Afghan nationals in our recruitment, hiring and training practices.
7.5
Physical and technical resources: We maximise the utilisation of locally available physical
and technical resources, where appropriate.
7.6
Appropriate technologies: We promote the use of appropriate technologies that can be
owned and maintained by communities.
8 Our organisations are committed to independence
8.1
Independence: We formulate our own policies, programs, and implementation strategies.
We do not allow ourselves to be used to implement programs or gather information of
a political, military or economically sensitive nature for governments or other bodies
that may serve purposes other than those directly consistent with our humanitarian or
development missions.
Autonomy: We strive to maintain our autonomy according to Afghan and international
law, and to resist the imposition of conditionalities that may compromise our missions
9 In humanitarian emergency contexts, we adhere to the following additional
9.1
Impartiality:
We provide aid on the basis of need alone. We provide support regardless of
the race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or nationality and political af�liation of the recipientsB
We do not tie the promise, delivery or distribution of humanitarian assistance to the
embracing or acceptance of a particular political or religious creed.
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Neutrality: We do not promote partisan national or international political agendas. We do
not choose sides between parties to a con�ictB
Application of SPHERE: We are knowledgeable about the SPHERE Humanitarian Charter
and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, and seek to apply these standards
and the SPHERE indicators in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our
humanitarian projects and programs.
/ode hbservance
The Code Observance Committee
The Code Observance Committee (hereafter called “the Committee”) shall be the
body ultimately responsible for promoting observance of the code.
Composition of the Committee
The Committee shall have seven members.
The Agency Coordination Body For Afghan Relief (“ACBAR”), the Afghan NGOs’
Coordinating Bureau (ANCB), and the South-Jest Afghanistan and Balochistan
Association for Coordination (SWABAC) will each nominate two representatives to the
Committee.
The Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) will nominate one member to the committee.
The term of of�ce of members of the Committee shall be one yearB
A member can only serve for three consecutive terms.
The Committee shall select a Chair and a Secretary from among its members.
Functions of the Committee
The Committee shall act as guardian of the Code of Conduct.
The Committee shall ensure understanding, trust and co-operation between the
Public, the Government, the donors, the NGO sector itself and community partners.
The Committee shall meet twice a year to consider:
Petitions by NGOs to become Code signatories. The Committee will permit NGOs to
sign the Code only upon such NGOs furnishing the appropriate documentation as
listed in Clause 14 below.
Petitions or complaints related to the nonobservance of the Code by an NGO. The
petition may be received from government, a donor, a community partner, the public
or another NGO.
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The Committee shall nominate a Secretary who will manage the administrative
responsibilities of the Committee. Among other things, the Committee Secretary
Receive all requests from NGOs to become Code signatories.
Maintain �les of public documents of signatories, and make those �les available to
key stakeholders upon request.
Request a signatory to provide a written report when implicated in alleged breach of
Ensure that a signatory receives a copy of the complaint registered against it by the
person or group of persons who lodged the compliant.
The Committee shall be engaged in awareness raising about the Code of Conduct
enshrined herein involving Signatories.
Becoming a Signatory to the /ode of /onduct
To become a signatory to the Code of Conduct an NGO must submit to the secretary in writing:
Legal registration
: A copy of the NGO’s legal registration with the Government of
Operational experience
: A signed statement on of�cial stationary af�rming that the
NGO has been operational for at least one year;
Coordination Body Membership
: A letter af�rming the NGO’s current membership in
one or more of the following coordination bodies: ACBAR, ANCB, or SWABAC;
Governance Documentation
: A copy of the NGO’s written constitution or memorandum
of association that clearly de�ne the NGO’s mission, objectives and organizational
Financial Documentation
: A copy of an audited �nancial report for its most recent
�scal year; and
Operational Documentation
: A copy of its annual report for its most recent year of
operationsB For international NGOs, a copy of the global annual report will suf�ceB
Completed Survey of Accomplishments
: A completed survey of accomplishments
allowing the Secretariat to monitor and communicate the combined accomplishments
Mandatory Government Reports
: Copies of semi-annual reports required by the
Ministry of Planning.
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Complaints
Any one person or group of persons may �le a complaint or petition (supported by evidence) with
the Secretary of the Committee. A written compliant shall include the following:
The name and address of the complainant;
The name and address of the NGO or of�cial against whom the petition is lodged;
The circumstances in which the breach or violation of the Code is alleged to have
been committed; and
Where possible, a reference to the Standard of Conduct that was allegedly
The Secretary shall open a �le after receiving a fully documented complaint and shall immediately
share a copy of the complaint with all members of the Observance Committee.
Jurisdic�on of the /ommi�ee
The Committee shall hear and decide on all instances involving the violation or breach of the Code
of Conduct by any signatory or any other acting for and/or on behalf of a signatoryB
When a complaint is made under Clause 16 hereof, the Committee may either dismiss the case
where no breach of the Code is established or notify the signatory or of�cial against whom the
complaint is made.
In an instance of a signi�cant breach or violation of the Standards of Conduct, the Committee
Call a meeting of the accused signatory and/or of�cial of the agency and the person
or group of persons who lodged the compliant in order to discuss the case. This can
take place either at the regularly scheduled semi-annual meeting of the Committee,
or in the case of a grievous violation of the code, an extraordinary meeting can be
Request any signatory and/or of�cial to provide evidence on the case under
Jhen the Committee �nds that the signatory or its employee has violated the Code, it shall take
one or more of the following measures:
Provide the necessary education for compliance;
Call on another signatory to assist in the education process;
Advise the signatory in violation to take corrective measures against the NGO of�cial
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or employee who is directly responsible for the breach of the Code;
Admonish the signatory;
Suspend or cancel the signature of the NGO to the code.
The Unsea�ng of a /ommi�ee aember
A Committee member shall not take part in any deliberation or decision making process where he
or she has an interest in the case presented to the Committee.
Scope of Applica�on
The Principles of Conduct shall apply to all NGO signatories to this Code of Conduct working in
The Principles of Conduct shall apply to all of�cials and employees who act for and/or on behalf
of NGOs which have agreed to abide by this Code.
/ompliance to the /ode
All signatories and all individuals or groups who act for and/or on behalf of the signatories shall
observe, respect and uphold the standards of this Code.
To that end, every signatory shall ensure that all its of�cials and employees are adequately
acquainted with the standards of the Code and work by them.
wevision of /ode
Revision of the Code will require the approval of two-thirds of the representatives of the signatory
The Committee may from time to time review and recommend changes to the Code to the
Coordination bodies.
Annex: Iistorical /ontext
Since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, national and international NGOs have played
a crucial role in providing assistance to people in rural and urban communities throughout the
country and to people in refugee camps in Pakistan.
1979-88
: Immediately following the Soviet invasion, NGOs began programs to address the food,
shelter and health care needs of Afghan refugees in Pakistan. In the early 1980s NGOs initiated
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cross-border programs into Afghanistan to address the basic health and livelihood needs of those
Afghans in areas not under Soviet controlB Cross-border programs working inside Afghanistan
included education by 1984 and agricultural and infrastructure projects commenced in 1986.
Throughout this period, “cash-for-food” projects sought to give Afghans in resistance-held areas
the resources they needed to remain inside AfghanistanB During the 1E80s many NGOs were also
engaged in advocacy efforts to raise awareness in Western capitals about the plight of Afghans as
both victims of military aggression and refugees.
: By the late 1980s, NGOs had begun to implement development activities — using
development principles in a context of “chronic emergency” and political and security instability
— in addition to providing emergency assistance. The changed political context and increase in
resources for Afghanistan in the late 1980s led to a number of developments in the NGO sector.
The number of Afghan NGOs grew rapidly, support for Afghan capacity building increased, and
several NGO coordination bodies were formed, which focused on strengthening the accountability,
standards, and professionalism of the NGO community and on coordinating to increase impact
and reduce duplication of activitiesB During this period, many Afghan NGOs, and thousands
of Afghans, built their professional skills in NGO-led training institutions with support from
international NGOs.
1996-2001
: In the Taliban period, from 1996 to 2001, despite political restrictions, improved
security in many parts of the country enabled agencies to work directly with local communities
in remote rural areas. NGOs continued to coordinate closely with UN and donor agencies in
establishing programming priorities and setting out agreed principles for the promotion of coherent
and well-focused assistance to AfghansB The efforts of around twenty, mostly NGO organisations,
to develop an improved set of learning standards for Afghan children, typi�ed the cooperative
approach during this period.
The severe drought from 1EE7-2001 exacerbated humanitarian need for many rural communities
and forced new waves of displacement into urban areas, internal camps and refugee camps in
Pakistan and Iran. While NGOs expanded their emergency activities to help these populations,
they also continued their development programs.
Late 2001-present
: Following the events of September 11 2001, the working environment for
NGOs in Afghanistan changed dramatically. In 2002, the return to Afghanistan of large numbers
of refugees from neighboring countries required new emergency shelter and feeding programmes.
Following the fall of the Taliban, NGOs have, in coordination with the transitional Afghan authorities,
increasingly sought to balance their emergency response work with longer-term reconstruction
and development initiatives. The advent of an internationally recognised Transitional Islamic State
of Afghanistan has provided NGOs the opportunity to rearticulate the role of humanitarian actors,
not as service contractors, but rather as mission-driven civil society organisationsB
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The maps for the
A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance
are provided by the
Afghan Geodesy and
Cartography Head Of�ce (AGCHO, pB 3)B These maps are only available in the hardcopy version of
the guide.

Afghanistan’s Administrative Divisions
Map 2 (reverse side):
Afghanistan Physical Map

Afghanistan Land Cover Map
Map 4 (reverse side):
Afghanistan Population Distribution Map

Afghanistan Mineral Resources Map

Map 6 (reverse side):
Afghanistan Soil Types Map
Map 7:

Kabul City
Map 8 (reverse side):
Herat City

Jalalabad
Map 10 (reverse side):
Kandahar City
Map 11:

Mazar-i-Sharif
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About this section
Kabul Province
Badakhshan Province
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Badghis Province
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Baghlan Province
Balkh Province
Bamiyan Province
Day Kundi Province
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Farah Province
222
Faryab Province
223
Ghazni Province
225
Ghor Province
227
Helmand Province
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Herat Province
229
Jawzjan Province
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Kandahar Province
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Kapisa Province
Khost Province
Kunar Province
Kunduz Province
Laghman Province
Logar Province
Nangarhar Province
Nimroz Province
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Nuristan Province
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Paktia Province
255
Paktika Province
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Panjshir Province
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Parwan Province
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Samangan Province
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Sar-i-Pul Province
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Takhar Province
260
Uruzgan Province
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Wardak Province
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Zabul Province
264
Pakistan
265
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About this section
This section includes contact information for the assistance community, government agencies,
and foreign missions in Afghanistan. It does not generally include private companies.
The information in this directory was updated between October and December 2010, with
occasional updates and additions made throughout the year. However, addresses, phone numbers
and email contacts constantly change as organisations relocate and staff turnover. The accuracy
of this list relies on the voluntary contributions of the organisations listed, which are encouraged
to send any additions or changes to [email protected] Organisations can also request that their
addresses be omitted.
All organisations’ contact details are listed by provinceB Kabul Province is listed �rst, with the
remaining provinces following in alphabetical orderB Afghanistan-related contacts in Pakistan are
listed at the end. Within each section, contacts are listed alphabetically by the full title of the
No distinction is made between mobile, satellite and digital phone lines. Afghan numbers
beginning with 070 or 079 indicate mobile lines, 0088 indicate satellite lines, and all others
indicate digital or ground lines. Numbers in Pakistan (beginning with 0092) are listed as dialled
from Afghanistan. When calling Afghanistan from other countries, the country code is +93 and the
beginning zero should be dropped.
Contacts: Kabul Province
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Kabul Province
Abdul Haq Foundation
Charahi Torabaz Khan (corner of
Flower Street, 3rd �oor)
Shahr-i-Naw
0700202170
0799301408
0700602182
[email protected]
Web:
www.abdulhaq.org
Executive Director: Nasrullah Baryalai Arsalaie
ASA
Academy of Sciences of
Charahi Sherpoor, Shahr-i-Naw
0202102921
0700979856
Deputy for Human Science Section:
AOAD
Accessibility Organization for
Hs. 223, Namayeshgah St., Opp.
Kabul Nandari, District 8
0773302222
0700157417
Jeb:
wwwBaoad-afBorg
Executive Director: Abdul Khaliq Zazai
ACF
Action Contre La Faim
Herati Mosque Street (near the
Etisalat building), Shahr-i-Naw
0799566128
[email protected]
Web:
www.actioncontrelafaim.org
Country Director: Shashwat Saraf
ActionAid
ActionAid Afghanistan
Hs. 705, St. 9, Taimani
0799043656
0797075979
0799758687
Fax:
02022037D6
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.actionaidafg.org
Country Director: Gyan Bahadur Adhikari
Adventist Development and Relief
Agency
Kolola Pushta St., Charahi Ansari
Shahr-i-Naw
0777328402
0777328404
0777328403
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.adra.euroafrica.org
Finance and Administrative Assistant:
Ahmed Farid
Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for
Rehabilitation and Recreation
St. 3, Taimani Project
0700273558
0700611917
0700284986
008821650265570
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.aabrar.org
Executive Director: Abdul Baseer Toryalai
AC
Afghan Center
Hs. 1441, 3rd St. (behind Soria
High School), Karte Char
0752001799
0700274514
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBariseprojectBorg/
www.afghanceneter.org
Deputy Country Director:
Fazel Muhammad Baidariwal
ACSOR
Afghan Center for Socio-economic
& Opinion Research
HsB 112, Lucky Five St, Haji
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Yaqoob Saqare, District 10
Shahr-i-Naw
0799328714
0799620639
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBacsor-surveysBcom
Managing Director: Matt Jarshaw
ACSFo
Afghan Civil Society Forum-
HsB 48, Shahr-Ara-Jatt (OppB
Malalai Maternity Hospital)
Shahr-i-Naw
0793559424
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBacsfBaf/wwwBacsf-rcBcom
Executive Director: Aziz Ra�ee
ACDO
Afghan Community Development
Opp. Tajwar Sultan High School
District 4, Charrah-i-Sarsabzi
0700281991
[email protected]
Executive Director: Gul Jaiz Kazar
ACC
Afghan Conservation Corps
0700201126
0798846906
[email protected]
Web:
www.unops.org
National Project Manager:
Afghan Friend & Cooperation
0799003387
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
AGHCO
Hs. 21242, St. 33, Charahi
Panjsad Family, Part 3
Khair Khana, Post Box 994
0700224891
0799338316
0799330072
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
Sayed Fazlullah Jahidi
AGCHO
Afghan Geodesy and Cartography
Pashtonistan Watt
0700258608
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.agcho.org
Chief of Customer Service:
Faiz Mohammad Askarzada
Afghan Health and Development
Services
Hs. 72, Zafar Khan Watt, Chawke
Qalai Fatullah, Shahr-i-Naw
Post Box 53
0700284275
0700300417
[email protected]
Web:
www.ahds.org
Deputy Director: Mohammad Fareed
Afghan Institute of Learning
Baharestan, next to Mir Ahmad
Mosque), Karte Parwan
0700284326
0752000894
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBcreatinghopeBorg/aboutail
President Executive Director: Sakena Yacoobi
Afghan Institute of Management,
Training and Enhancement of
HsB704, StB 4, Silo Rd, Kot-i-Sangi
0799190015
Contacts: Kabul Province
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0700155410
Fax:
07D2023E86
[email protected]
[email protected]
Deputy Director: Mohammad Azim
Afghan Institute of Training and
Karte Chahr, Jamal Mina
0799334370
0700078937
0700252117
[email protected]
Managing Director: Sardar Mohammad Samoon
Afghan Landmine Survivors’
Hs. 11, St.12 (near MTN Antenna)
Qalai Fatullah
0799316253
0776119164
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanlandminesurvivors.org
Executive Director: Suliaman Aminy
Afghan Media and Cultural Center
HsB 21, Charahi Shaheed, District
10, Shahr-i-Naw
0700238955
0799333888
0799829808
[email protected]
Web:
www.ainaworld.org
Country Director: Brajesh Verma
Afghan NGOs Coordination Bureau
Hs. 1, St. 3, Near Taban Hospital
Project Taimani
0700200266
0799333621
Web:
www.ancb.org
NGOs Coordinator: Sadaqat Ali
AOHREP
Rights & Environmental Protection
Behind Sayed Jamaludin School
Karte Char
0799234026
[email protected]
Director:
Abdul Rahman Hotaki
ARC
Afghan Relief Committee
Hs. 1, St.1 Behind Zirat Shah
0700287606
[email protected]
[email protected]
ATC
Afghan Technical Consultants
Hs. 8, Lane 3 in the left, St. 13
(opp. Turkmenistan Embassy)
Wazir Akbar Khan
0700278261
0788228111
0776665550
[email protected]
Web:
www.atcafghanistan.org
Director:
Kefayatullah Eblagh
ATCE
Afghan Turk Cag Education
Next to Shah Do Shamshera
Mosque, Cinema Pamir
0700285511
0700218255
0700272999
0202100722
Fax:
E3202100722
[email protected]
Deputy Director: Halil Unal
AWT
Afghan Woman and Trade
0700296014
Director:
Mina Sherzoy
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AWSE
Afghan Women Services and
Behind Block 1,
Airport Blocks
Street of First Department of
National Security (next to Malang
Dar Maltoon), Bibi Mahro, Post Box
AJSE Post in ACBAR Of�ce
0799326132
0799188762
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.awse.org.af
Executive Director: Gulsoom Satarzai
AWN
Afghan Women’s Network
Hesa Do, Karte-Parwan
0700286598
0799689079
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanwomensnetwork.org
Acting Director: Sameera Hamidi
AWNF
Afghan Women’s New Foundation
Apt. 29, Block 20, Macrorayon 4
Macrorayon
0700203161
0772109425
[email protected]
Director:
Farida Sherzoy
AWEC
Afghan Women’s Educational
Center
Hs. 1228 (opp. Ministry of Higher
Education), Karte Char
0700263794
sa�@awecBinfo
[email protected]
Web:
www.awec.info
Director:
Hassina Sa�
AWRC
Afghan Women’s Resource Centre
Dainow Dibori, StB 3, Silo (In
front of Ariana Kabul Hotel), near
Raiyasat Awdat Mahajrin
Post Box 362
0700280179
0799203056
0752012958
[email protected]
AwrcB�[email protected]
Web:
www.awrc.org.af
Country Representative: Maryam Rahmani
HsB E4, Hesa-i-Do, Main Rd
Karte Parwan. Post Box 6066
0799310498
0798930627
0799309373
00882168440140
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanaid.org.uk
Managing Director: Farhana Faruqi-Stocker
Afghanistan Bureau for
Reconstruction
Hs. 2608, St. 11, Taimani
0700291104
0752019642
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
ACKU
Afghanistan Centre at Kabul
University
Kabul University Central Library
Jamal Mina, Post Box 335
0700898434
0700281415
[email protected]
Web:
www.acku.edu.af
Director:
ACCI
Commerce and Industries
Chamane Hozori (next to Kabul
Nandary), Post Box 233
0799462388
0799810184
Contacts: Kabul Province
161
0752025854
Fax:
0776100166
[email protected]
Web:
www.acci.org.af
Chief Executive Of�cer:
Mohammad Qurban Haqjo
ACSS
Afghanistan Civil Service Support
First Street, Hajji Yaqoub Square
0202203905
Web:
www.usaidacss.org
Chief of Party: Mark Grubb
ACSP
Afghanistan Country Stability
HQ ISAF DCOS Stability ACSP
0799512147
0706 006 184
[email protected]
[email protected]
Alessandro Mastrantonio
ADA
Afghanistan Development
HsB 264 & 26D, Kabul River
Bank’s Road, Pule-i-Surkh
Karte Char, Post Box 199
0799566902
0799329664
0700329291
Fax:
0776100170
adaBheadof�[email protected]
Web:
www.ada.org.af
Deputy Managing Director:
Esmatullah Haidary
AHRO
HsB 41, StB 10, Paikob-i-Naswar
Qalai Fatullah
0700203866
0799672404
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.ahro.af
St 1, Masjid Hanzala, Opp. the
Entrance Gate of Old building of
Attorney General Of�ce, beside
Madina Bazaar, Charr-i-Haji
Yaquob
0700223595
0799721469
0700203250
[email protected]
Web:
www.aiba.af
Rohullah Qarizada
AIHRC
Pul-i-Surkh, Karte Seh
Post Box 829
0202500676
07E4631816 / 0700276283
Fax:
00E3202D00677
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.aihrc.org.af
Executive Director: Mohammad Musa Mahmodi
Afghanistan Information
Management Services
Hs. 1070, St. 15 (1st sub street in
the left side), Wazir Akbar Khan
Post Box 5906
07EE117D6D / 0786011DD6
0700248827
[email protected]
Web:
www.aims.org.af
Exacutive Director: Nick Martyn
AISA
Afghanistan Investment Support
Agency
OppB Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Shah Mahmood Ghazi Watt
0700288304
0202103404
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0202103402
[email protected]
Web:
www.aisa.org.af
Borja Sharara, beside Ali Abad
Hospital, Sharhra
0771499150
0786927093
0799309698
Jeb:
wwwBafghanistan-libreBorg
Head of Mission: Myriam Laaroussi
Afghanistan Navid Sehat
Hs. 756, St. 14, Karte Seh
0798174915
0799074048
0799418313
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.anso.af
Administrator: Ali Jafari
ANSO Afghanistan
Safety
0799323792
0799322116
[email protected]
Web:
www.afgnso.org
Director:
Nic Lee

APAP
Afghanistan Parliamentary
Assistance Project
Hs. 537 B, St. 8, Shura Street
(next to Parliament) Darulaman
RdB, District 6, Karte Seh
0202D00E40 / 07ED104136
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.sunyaf.org
Chief of Party: Walter Guevara
Afghanistan Rehabilitation and
Reconstruction Agency Falah
HsB 840, StB 7, Qalai Fatullah
Post Box 289
0777698069
0797228904
[email protected]
Abdul Wadood Hazeq
Justice Foundation
Inside Civil Society and Human
Rights Network Building
Darulaman Rd, Post Box D60
0707446724
0700193540
[email protected]
[email protected]
Executive Director: Ajmal Solamal
Afghanistan Rural Development
and Peace Organization
Matba Street, Macroyan, in front of
Istanbul restaurant, Post Box 445
0700193540
[email protected]
Contact Person: Silab Waziri
Afghanistan Rural Enterprise
Development Program
Hs. 1071, near Music High School,
0752022310
0797284458
[email protected]
[email protected]
Acting Executive Director: Ghizaal Haress
ATD
Behind Kardan University
Parwan Do
0708954626
[email protected]
[email protected]
Contact Person: Abdul Saboor Sareer
Contacts: Kabul Province
163
AWC
Afghanistan Women Council
HsB 61, Burj-i-Barq Stop
Kolola Poshta, Post Box 1913
0799888118
0700049980
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanistanwomencouncil.org
Chairperson:
Fatana Ishaq Gailani
Afghanistan’s Children, A New
Approach
Next to Ministry of Labour and
Social Affairs, Post Box 1827
0700277280
0700243591
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.aschaina.com
Director:
Mohammad Yousuf
Afghans4Tomorrow
Gozarga RdB OppB Former Gozarga
07E6E34674 / 07EE311172
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghans4tomorrow.com
Country Director: Ahmad Zekria Ahmadzai
Aga Khan Development Network
Hs. 297, St. 17, Wazir Akbar Khan
0799300082
[email protected]
Web:
www.akdn.org
Resident Representative: Aly Mawji
Aga Khan Education Services
HsB 648, StB E-B, Shirpoor
District 10, Shahr-i-Naw
0799431362
[email protected]
Web:
www.akdn.org
Human Resource and Logistic / Admin Of�cer:
Hassamuddin Farhadi
Aga Khan Foundation
Hs. 43, St. 13, Main Rd
Wazir Akbar Khan
Post Box 5753
0202301189
Fax:
020230118E
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBakdnBorg/akf
Aga Khan Health Service
HsB 648, StB E-b Shirpoor
District 10, Shahr-i-Naw
Post Box 5753
0799419599
0799330558
0793203044
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.akdn.org
Country Programme Director: Nayamat Shah
AKTC
Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Mosque), Darulaman Road
Post Box 5805
0793666222
Jeb:
wwwBakdnBorg/afghanistan_
cultural_developmentBasp
Acting CEO:
Ajmal Maiwandi
Agence France Presse
Post Box 710
0700282666
0799215027
[email protected]
Web:
www.afp.com
AFP Kabul bureau chief: Lynne O’Donnel
ACBAR
Agency Coordinating Body for
Afghan Relief
Hs. 69, Opp. Shaheed Tomb,
Charahi Shaheed, Shahr-i-Naw
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0700284323
[email protected]
Web:
www.acbar.org
Director:
Hashim Mayer
AADA
Agency for Assistance and
Development of Afghanistan
HsB 1E2, Charahi Pul-i-Surkh
Karte Seh
Post Box 2006
0799478615
0786611325
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.aada.org.af
Director Program:
Abdurrahman Shahab
Agency for Rehabilitation
and Energy Conservation in
StB 11, Qalai Fatullah
0799328618
0700289631
0786874345
[email protected]
[email protected]
Managing Director: Khial Shah
ACTED
Agency for Technical Cooperation
and Development
HsB 403, Daqiqi Jatt, Taimany RdB
Shahr-i-Naw
0700282539
0799611775
0700202806
008821650601460
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.acted.org
Country Director: Ziggy Garewal
Agency French Development
French Embassy, Sheerpoor
Avenue, Shahr-i-Naw
0797323235
Web:
www.afd.fr
Country Director: Bruno Juet
ACT
Agency of Consultancy for Training
HsB3, StB 3, Qalai Jazir, District D
0777362953
0700281495
[email protected]
[email protected]
Managing Director: Alamgul Ahmadi
Agro-Meteorology Project of
United States Geological Survey
Afghanistan Geological Survey
Building (between Pul-i-Mahomood
Khan & Charahi Abdul Haq)
0786700411
0777217771
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.usgs.org
Mohammad Fahim Zaheer
Aide Médicale Internationale
Hs. 43, St. 1, Part 1
Karte Parwan, Post Box 747
0779900781
[email protected]
Web:
www.amifrance.org
Head of Mission: Karine Betemps
Aina Photo Agency
Chara-e-Haji Yaqub, 2nd street on
the right, Shahr-i-Naw
0799799775
0796440112
[email protected]
[email protected]
Country Director: Faheem Dashty
Qalai Fatullah
0799888111
0799888666
Contacts: Kabul Province
165
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.altaiconsulting.com
Founding Director: Eric Davin
ABCNews
American Broadcasting Company
News
Hs. 1024, St.15 Lane 6, on left
side Shirpoor, Shahr-i-Naw
0799569692
0796630380
0700300456
[email protected]
Web:
www.abcnews.com
Producer:
Aleem Agha
American Institute of Afghanistan
Studies
Hs. 142 (1st House left), Kolola
Pushta Rd, St. 1 (on the left)
Ansari Square, Shahr-i-Naw
Post Box 1708
0700252251
0700022578
0708324209
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBbuBedu/aias/
Administrative Manager: Rohullah Amin
AUAF
The American University of
Darulaman Road, Sanatorium
Post Box 458
0797200400
0794800400
[email protected]
Web:
www.auaf.edu.af
Senior Student Reqruitment Of�cer:
Reza Sarwar
Amitie Franco-Afghane
StB 7, Qalai Fatullah
Post Box 1216
0797395538
[email protected]
Web:
www.afrane.asso.fr
Head of Mission: Julie Reverse
Development Unit, Directorate
for Policy and Strategy, General
Directorate of Budget
Ministry of Finance
Pashtoonistan Watt
0799053657
0700182623
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.ands.gov.af
ANDS Director, General Directorate of Budget:
Wahidullah Waissi
Anis Daily
3rd Floor Azadi Printing
Press Building, Macrorayon 2
Macrorayon
0202301342
0797104041
Editor-in-Chief: Mohammad Quseem Sorosh
Ansar Relief Institute
Next to ICRC Head Of�ce (after
Charahi Haji Yaqoob), Shahr-i-Naw
0700290427
0700224442
00985116065321
[email protected]
Web:
www.emdadari.com
External Relations Of�cer: Reza Sadodini
ATA
Anti Tuberculosis Association
Afghanistan Programme
Hs. 5, St. 1, Karte Maorean
07EE33D260 / 07EE362680
[email protected]
[email protected]
Medical Coordinator: Mohammad Hamid Qurishee
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Inside FCCS Building, Salang Jatt
Post Box 767
0787430615
0773343250
0786209772
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBarmaghan-e-melliBaf
License Holder, Chief Editor:
Mohammad Dauod Siawash
Arman FM Limited
Hs 3, St. 12, Wazir Akbar Khan
Post Box 1045
0798139530
Fax:
00186D342D771
[email protected]
Web:
www.arman.fm
Manager, Of�ce of the CEO: Yosuf Mohseni
Armane Milli Newspaper
0700282673
Editor-in-Chief: Mir Haidar Mutaher
Armanshahr Foundation/
Hs. 195, 5th Street on the left
(Rashid Street), Qassabi Street
Karte Parwan
07E62E2723 / 0700047D23
[email protected]
Executive Director: Guissou Jahangiri
TAF
Asia Foundation
HsB 48 & D0, StB 1, Hajji Yaquob
Square, Shahr-i-Naw
Post Box 175
0700294647
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.asiafoundation.org
Representative: George Varughese
Asian Development Bank
Hs. 126, St. 2, Haji Yaqoob
Square, Shahr-i-Naw
Post Box 3070
0799020462
0799624286
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBadbBorg/afghanistan
Country Director: Craig MB Steffensen
Associated Press
Hs. 1, St. 15, Lane 7
Wazir Akbar Khan
0700224432
0796756244
Fax:
0202302878
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.ap.org
Correspondent: Rahim Faiez
ACD
Association for Community
Development
Shahr-i-Naw
[email protected]
Director:
Akmal Naveed
AGEF
Association of Experts in
Development Cooperation
HsB ED, Estgahe Burj-e-Barq
District 4, Kolola Pushta
0799300501
0799000527
[email protected]
Web:
www.agef.net
AGO Attorney
Taimani Jatt, District 10
Qalai Fatullah
0202200017 / 07002E0E40
Fax:
00E37D2023421
[email protected]
Attorney General: Mohammad Ishaq Alako
Contacts: Kabul Province
167
Aumo Rehabilitation and
Development
St. 4 (opp. Petrol Pump), Taimani
0700277377
0700290861
[email protected]
Director:
Baghe Babur Trust
0700226431
0799305904
[email protected]
Director:
Bakhtar Development Network
Hs. 326, Hammam Street
Baharistan, Karte Parwan
0799007564
[email protected]
Web:
www.bdn.org.af
Managing Director: Ahmad Farid Fayeq
Bakhtar News Agency
Ministry of Culture and Youth
0202101304
[email protected]
Director:
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
Karte Parwan
0700288300
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Country Head: Mohammad Fazlul Hoque
Basic Education & Employable
Skill Training
Hs. 11, St. 7, Charahe Spin Kalai
Imam Reza Masjid Street
07EE113E01 / 0700606463
[email protected]
Web:
www.bestafg.com
Country Director: Nazir Ahmad Mohmand
BBC-AEP
BBC Afghan Education Project
HsB 271, StB 1, Qalai Najarha
0700285240
0202400495
0700257172
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.bbcnazer.com
Director:
BBC News
Hs.526 , St. 13, Ln. 2 (on right)
Wazir Akbar Khan
0799606064
0799341917
0797472174
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.bbcnews.co.uk
Correspondent: Quentin Sommerville
HsB 1D-17 (behind Nadirya High
School), Kart-e-Parwan
07E0000130 / 07E00001D0
[email protected]
Web:
wwwBbritishcouncilBorg/afghanistan
Director:
Paul Smith
Building Education Support
Systems for Teachers
Hs. 5, Street 15, Wazir Akbar Khan
0707825266
[email protected]
Web:
www.caii.com
Chief of Party: Julio Ramirez-De-Arellano
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Canadian Program Support Unit
HsB 730, StB D & 6 on the left
Wazir Akbar Khan
0752040767
0202302914
[email protected]
Web:
www.cpsu.org.af
Director:
CW4WAfghan
Canadian Women4women in
Hs. 730, Street 15
Wazir Akbar Khan
0700067172
[email protected]
Web:
www.cw4wafghan.ca
Country Director: Murwarid Ziayee
CARE
CARE International in Afghanistan
Charahi Haji Yaqoob, Park Road
(next to Hanzala Mosque)
Shahr-i-Naw
Post Box 433
0202201098
0202201101
0700224607
00870762212630
Fax:
00E3202203610
[email protected]
Web:
www.care.org.af
Country Director: Brian Cavanagh
CAF
Care of Afghan Families
HsB 171, District D, Jest side of
Prof Rasool Amin High School
Part A, Khushal Khan
Post Box 5822
0799011052
077782230D / 07EE31161E
Web:
www.caf.org.af
General Director: Mohammad Nazir Rasuli
Caritas Germany – Afghanistan
Country
HsB 233, StB D, Qalai Fatullah
0707934480
0798250735
0700014632
Jeb:
wwwBcaritas-internationalBde
Country Representative: Marianne Huber
Catholic Organization for Relief
and Development Aid
Hs. 338, Alberoni Watt (behind
Zarghona High School), District 10
Qalai Fatullah
0700223436 / 07EE3138DE
008821651100144
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.cordaid.nl
Director Country Of�ce: Rohullah Amin
Catholic Relief Services
& St 8, District 10, Taimani
0795797102
[email protected]
Web:
www.crs.org
Deputy Head of Of�ce: Feroz Arian
CCAA
Center for Contemporary Arts
0700029194
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.ccaa.org.af
Director:
Rahraw Omarzad
Center for International Private
Enterprise
HsB 2, StB 2, District 3, Karte Char
0778210853
0700295315
Contacts: Kabul Province
169
Jeb:
wwwBcipeBorgBaf/wwwBcipeBorg
Programme Director: Mohammad Naim
Center for Policy and Human
Development
Kabul University, Jamal Mina
0708815971
0707194272
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.cphd.af
Project Coordinator: Khwaga Kakar
CAWC
Central Afghanistan Welfare
Committee
Borj-i-Barq Bus Stop, Ghulam
Haidar Khan St., Kolola Poshta
0799301802
0700279306
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
Nik Mohammad Ahmadi
Central Statistics Organization
Between the Ariana Hotel and the
Italian Embassy, Ansari Watt
0776432149
0202100329
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.cso.gov.af
President General: Abdul Rahman Ghafoori
Hs. 252, St. 5, Kolola Pushta Rd
0700224434
0700277113
0700275751
[email protected]
Web:
www.channelseven.com
General Director:
Barry Salaam
Hs. 112, Butcher St. next to
District 10, Shahr-i-Naw
0700220222
0774786080
[email protected]
Web:
www.cheraghdaily.af
Director:
Katrine Jada
CHF International
Hs. 195, Asmat Muslim St.
Shahr-i-Naw
0700380580
0700 273214
sa�ulllahBsai�@misfaBorgBaf
sBsi�[email protected]
Web:
www.chfhq.org
Managing Director: Sa�ullah Si�
CFA
HsB D84, StBE, District 6
Post Box 5264
0798205952
0796829965
[email protected]
Web:
www.childfund.org
Country Director: Ana Maria JB Locsin
Charahi Taimany, Opp. Aga Sayedd
0772026040
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.childrenincrisis.org.uk
Country Director: Timor Shah Adib
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Mostaghni High School, Karte Seh
0752013131
0700077586
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.cnfa.org
Chief of Party:
Khabir Kakar
CSRC
Civil Service Reform Commission
Prime Minister’s Compound,
Shah Mahmood, Ghazi Watt
Civil Society Development Center
Hs. 3, St. 1, behind Safa City
Center, District 4, Charr-i-Lab Jar
Post Box 1035
0799020320
0708198331
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghancsdc.org
Director:
Civil Society Human Rights
Network
Sixth Municipal District’s Street
Karte Seh
0799353481
0700260942
0799315875
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.cshrn.af
Coordinator Liaison Of�cer: Naim Nazari
Civil Society Magazine
Opp. Malalai Maternity Hospital
0700297470
0202101610
[email protected]
Partaw Nadiri
Ertebat
Communication Team for Peace
and Development
(OppB Former electricity of�ce)
0700224558
0776393202
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
Yunus Akhtar
Concern Worldwide
HsB 471, StB 4, Qalai Fatullah
0799489507
[email protected]
Web:
www.concern.net
Country Director: Fiona Mclysaght
CCA
Cooperation Center for
HsB E8, StB A (Kocha-i-Fateha Khani
Zanana), Karte Char, Post Box 26
0700294693
0799331251
[email protected]
Web:
www.cca.org.af
Programme Director: Sayed Abdullah Ahmadi
CPAU
Cooperation for Peace and Unity
Hs. 5, St 1, Opp. to the Attorney
General Of�ce, Shahr-i-Naw
Post Box 13032
0700278891
[email protected]
Web:
www.cpau.org.af
Managing Director: Mirwais Jardak
IC Cooperation
Great Massoud Road
0202104751
[email protected]
Contact person: Idress Osman
Cooperazione Internazionale
HsB 131, Kuchae Qasabi
(next to Friends-2 Guest House)
District 10, Shahr-i-Naw
Contacts: Kabul Province
171
0700277287
0700297027
008821651101255
[email protected]
[email protected]
Country Coordinator: Faisal Ahmad Gilani
Coordination of Afghan Relief
HsB 373, St D, Ariana TV Lane
Opposite Abdul Ali Mustaghni
School, Darulaman Road, Karte Seh
0700242180
0700280727
0700280726
[email protected]
Web:
www.coar.org.af
Managing Director: Abdul Halim Halim
In front of National Security
Training Facility, Charrahi Qambar
Road, Jem Part, Dth District
0700291722
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBcha-netBorg
Managing Director: Ghulam Ali Fegarzada
Counterpart International
3rd Street on the right, 2nd House
on the left, Kolola Pushta
Charr-i-Ansari, Shahr-i-Naw
0700154933
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBcounterpart-afgBorg
Country Development Unit
Market, opp. Cinema Barikot)
De Mazang, Post Box DD10
0700276411
0700244314
0700244299
[email protected]
Web:
www.cduafghan.org
Director:
Abdul Qader
COYCA
Cultural Organization of Youth in
Against Jafaria Batoorian Mosque
Dasht Barchi
0799174419
0786177221
[email protected]
Director:
Zahir Maboob
DAB
Da Afghanistan Bank
Ibn-Sina Jatt
0202100303
0202100302
0202100301
Fax:
020210030D
governorBof�[email protected]
fdgovernerBof�[email protected]
Web:
www.centralbank.gov.af
Governor:
Abdul Qadeer Fitrat
DAARTT
Danish Assistance to Afghan
Rehabilitation and Technical
Training
HsB D38, StB 8, Qalai Fatullah
Post Box 1699
0752004414
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.daartt.org
Programme Manager: Ognjen Predja
DACAAR
Danish Committee for Aid to
Afghan Refugees
StB 12, Paikob-e-Naswar
Jazirabad, Qalai Fatullah
Post Box 208
0700288232
0202201750
Fax:
00E3202201D20
[email protected]
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[email protected]
Web:
www.dacaar.org
Director:
Arif Qaraeen
Danish Demining Group
HsB 64, StB 3, Kart-e-Char
0797058482
0798179638
0797058479
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.drc.dk
Proramme Manager: Southern Craib
Delegation of the European
Representative to Afghanistan
Charahi Sadaraat, Shahr-i-Naw
07EE0ED004/D/6
[email protected]
Web:
www.delafg.ec.europa.eu
Vygaudas Usackas
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0774057782
0799325413
0788805720
[email protected]
Director:
Abdul Kabir Farzan
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
Pol Charkhi St.
next to Camp Phoenix
0799105747
[email protected]
Contact Name: Abdul Rab Noori
DHSA/TKG
Development & Humanitarian
Services for Afghanistan/The
Killid Group
Hs. 442, St. 6, Chardehi Watt
(near Uzbeka Mosque), District 6
Karte Seh
0799329832
0773333660 / 0202D00717
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBdhsaBaf / wwwBkillidBcom
Director General: Shahir Ahmed Zahine
DAO
Development and Ability
Hs. 924, St 9, Taimani
0700600960
0752024525
[email protected]
Web:
www.daoafghanistan.org
Director:
Haji Omara Khan Muneeb
ECHO-Afghanistan
Directorate-General for
Hs. 103, Abu Hanifa Lane
Kolola Poshta
0700282318
07EE282318 / 07002E7D04
00871763085358
Fax:
0087376248D683
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBecBeuropaBeu/echo
DCA
Dutch Committee for Afghanistan
Hs. 10, St. 1, Baharistan Power
Station Bus Stop, Next to British
Consulate, Karte Parwan
0799375552
0202200643
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBdca-vetBnl
Country Programme Director: Raymond Briscoe
Education and Training Center
for Poor Women and Girls of
AIHRC Rd. 2nd sub street
Karte Seh
0700276065
0799323309
Contacts: Kabul Province
173
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
Malika Qanih
Education University - Kabul
Afshar St. (Next to Police Academy)
0799305478
0700277780
0799342904
0700640640
[email protected]
DrB Amanullah Hameedzai
Educational Concepts
International
Hs. G16, Str. 1, Karte Char
0797329717
[email protected]
Field Director:
Fredrick von Heckmann
[email protected]
Editor:
Sayed Mohammed Ali Rezvani
Representation of Belgium to
HsB 1&3, Taimani Jatt (Main Rd)
Qalai Fatullah
0794551146
0700 200 135
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBdiplomatieBbe/kabul
Head of the Representation: Bart de Groof
St. 15 (Shirpoor St)
Wazir Akbar Khan
0700278789
0093202101089
[email protected]
Valery Arzhentinski
Hs. 256, St. 15 (Close to British
Embassy), Wazir Akbar Khan
Post Box 2052
0799742800
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanistan.gc.ca
William Crosbie
Embassy of the People’s Republic
Shah Mahmood Ghazi Watt
0202102545
0202102728
Fax:
0202102728
[email protected]
Embassy of Denmark to
Wazir Akbar Khan
0202300968
Fax:
00E3202302838
Jeb:
wwwBambkabulBumBdk/en
AB Carsten Damsgaard
Embassy of the Arab Republic of
St. 15, Wazir Akbar Khan
0752021901
0752021903
Fax:
0202104064
[email protected]
Chargé d’Affaires: Karim Sharaf
Hs. 39, Ln. 1, St. 10
Wazir Akbar Khan
0700284034
0202103051
Fax:
003D8E160D81D04
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwB�nlandBorgBaf
DrB Pauli Jarzvenpaa
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Embassy of France
Shirpoor Avenue, Shahr-i-Naw
0700284032
0798242839
0799617262
[email protected]
diplomatie.gouv.fr
Jeb:
wwwBambafrance-afBorg
Jean de Penton d’Amecort
Embassy of the Federal Republic
of Germany
Mena 6, Wazir Akbar Khan
Post Box 83
0202101D12/3
0202101D14/D
Fax:
004E30D000717D10
[email protected]
Web:
www.kabul.diplo.de
Konig Rudiger
Embassy of the Republic of
Hungary
c/o Embassy of the Federal
Republic of Germany, Mena 6
Wazir Akbar Khan, Post Box 83
0797035375
0202101512
008821651204035
Fax:
004E228177D18
[email protected]
Karoly Peimli
Malalai Jatt, Shahr-i-Naw
0202200185
0087376305560
Fax:
00E3202203818
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
meakabul.nic.in
Gaudam Mukhopadhaya
Embassy of the Republic of
Malalai Jatt, Shahr-i-Naw
Post Box 532
0202201066
Fax:
020220173D
[email protected]
Erman Hidayat
Embassy of the Islamic Republic
Peace Ave, Charahi Shir Poor
02021013E1/2
02021013E3/D
Fax:
02021013E6
[email protected]
Feda Hossien Maliki Jafari
0202103144
0798606061
07E8606063/4
[email protected]
[email protected]
St. 15, Wazir Akbar Khan
0796930619
0799363827
00873762853777
Fax:
00873761218272
Shigeyuki Hiroki
Embassy of the Republic of
Kazakhstan
Hs. 11, Gandhi St.
Wazir Akbar Khan
0700083663
0797403900
[email protected]
Agybay Smagulov
Contacts: Kabul Province
175
Embassy of the Republic of Korea
HsB 34, StB 10/B
Wazir Akbar Khan
0202102481
0202102482
[email protected]
Tark Haeyun
Netherlands
HsB 2 & 3, StB 4, Ghiassudeen Jatt
Shahr-i-Naw
0700286641
0700286645
0798715509
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.minbuza.nl
Radinck Van Vollenhoven
Embassy of New Zealand
0700102376 / 07E8722617
[email protected]
Neville Reilly
Royal Norwegian Embassy
Hs. 3, Lane 4 on the right, St. 15
Wazir Akbar Khan
0701105000
0701105090
0799837956
00870762596925
[email protected]
Web:
www.norway.org.af
Tore Hattrem
Embassy of the Islamic Republic
of Pakistan
Hs. 10, Najat Watt Rd. (opp. WHO
Of�ce), Jazir Akbar Khan
0202300911
0202300913
[email protected]
Embassy of the Russian
Federation
Old Russian Embassy, Darulaman
0700298277
0773786367
[email protected]
Andrey Avetifyam
OppB ISAF, Shash Darak
0799349198
0202304192
[email protected]
Mansoor Saleh-AL-Sabah
Lane 3 (Right), Shirpoor
0202203787
0798210817
0799077718
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jose Turpin
Embassy of Sweden
Hs. 70, Ln. 1, St. 15
Wazir Akbar Khan
0202301416
[email protected]
ministry.se
Web:
www.swedenabroad.se
Torbjörn Pettersson
Embassy of the Republic of
Tajikistan
St. 15, Lane 5
Wazir Akbar Khan
0799327744
0700275135
0799001920
[email protected]
[email protected]
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Embassy of the Republic of Turkey
Hs. 134
Shah Mahmood Ghazi Watt
0202101581
0202103253
0799335303
[email protected]
[email protected]
Basat Ozturk
Embassy of Turkmenistan
Hs. 280, Ln. 3, St. 13
Wazir Akbar Khan
0796017700
0700287548
[email protected]
Movlamov Atadjan
Embassy of the United Arab
Emirates
Ghazi Watt
0786868687
Fax:
00E3202104D7D
[email protected]
Yosuf Alali
Embassy of the United Kingdom
Off St. 15, Roundabout
Wazir Akbar Khan
Post Box 334
0700102273
0700102000
00873762854939
Fax:
00E37001022D0
[email protected]
Web:
wwwBukinafghanistanBfcoBgovBuk/en/
Sir William Patey
Embassy of the United States of
0700108001
0700108002
0700201908
[email protected]
Web:
www.kabul.usembassy.gov
Consular Chief: Nikolas Trendowski
Embassy of USA/Public Affairs
0700108278
0700108277
[email protected]
Web:
www.kabul.usembassy.gov
In front of Habibia High School
(second street on the right side)
Karte Seh
0202500431
0798152483
[email protected]
Parviz M. Aliev
Park Rd (OppB Flower Street)
Shahr-i-Naw
0799565966
[email protected]
Web:
www.emergency.it
Eqtedaremilli Weekly
Hs. 2, Wakil Samad St (on the left)
Opp. Masjid Omar Jan Kandahari
0799348791
0799211341
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.eqmweekly.com.af
Editor:
Sayed Mohammad Ali Rezvani
Equal Access
Hs. 589, St. 8 Taimani linked with
Qalai Fatullah, Qalai Fatullah
Post Box 1449
07EE868443 / 070220088E
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.equalaccess.org
Country Director: Anwar Jamili
Contacts: Kabul Province
177
European Union Police Mission in
Jalalabad Rd, 3rd Microryan
0700037120
0793990193
Head of Mission: Jukka Savolainen
EPAA
Export Promotion Agency of
Karte Char
0752024550
0778902306
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.epaa.org.af
Chief Executive Of�cer: Ahmad Jawed
Farda
Kolola Pushta Mainroad
0700282927
Head of Of�ce: Abdul Ghafar Iteqad
FAER
Farhat Architecture and
Engineering Rehabilitation
Hs. 422, Opp. Milli Market
Near Murwareed Resturant
Kolola Poshta
0700278784
0799318198
0777318198
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
Jakeel Azizi
Female Rehabilitation and
Development Organization
HsB 260, Traf�c Square
Chelmentra Rd., Kolola Poshta
[email protected]
Director:
Sharifa
FOCUS
FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance
HsB 42, StB 2, Qalai Fatullah
0799345001
0799345009
[email protected]
focushumanitarian.org
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBakdnBorg/focus
Deputy Executive Of�cer: Maiwand Rahyab
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations
c/o Ministry of Agriculture,
Irrigation and Livestock (opp.
Kabul University), Jamal Mina
0700288154
0700295711
0799668336
008821643339313
Fax:
UNDP fax 00873763468836
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.fao.org
Representative: Tekeste Ghebray Tekie
Foundation for Culture and Civil
Society
Hs. 839 (opp. National Archives)
Salang Jatt, Da Afghanan
Post Box 5965
0700276637
0700278905
0799243587
Fax:
00E37D2023D78
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanfccs.org
Executive Director: Timor Hakimyar
FINCA
Foundation for International
Hs.1181, Shirpoor Main Street
District 10, Shirpoor
0794775807
0796553417
[email protected]�ncaBorg
CEO and Country Director:
Zar Jardak
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Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung
Charahi Ansari, Yaftali St, behind
Setarah Hotel, Shahr-i-Naw
0700280441
0799338094
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBfes-afghanistanBorg
Director:
Tina Marie Blohm
Friends for Rehabilitation and
Integrating Emergency National
Development
0799420919
008821684448715
[email protected]
[email protected]
Executive Director: Mujtaba Zahir
FGA
Future Generations Afghanistan
Hs. 115 Str. 2, near Kardan
University, Parwan 2
Post Box 290
0799686618
[email protected]
Web:
www.future.org
Country Director: Ajmal Shirzai
COMPRI-A
Futures Group International
(Social Marketing Project)
07E814E742 / 07002243DE
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.constellagroup.com
Chief of Party:
Russell Fortier
Wolayat Rd., Saray St.
Director:
Abdul Jasey
GAF
German Afghanistan Foundation
Shahr-i-Naw
[email protected]
German Development Service
HsB 33/10, Charahi Sedarat
0700205797
0777900634
0799055106
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanistan.ded.de
Country Director: Roland Lauckner
Ghazni Rural Support Program
HsB 208, St 3-T, Pule Surkh
Karte Seh
0799320584
0799024061
0777900251
[email protected]
Web:
www.grsp.af
Director:
Global Hope Network International
HsB 840, StrB E, District 6,
Post Box 3023
0752003296
0778439295
Web:
www.ghni.org
Director:
Patricia Lightbourne
Global Partners
079 5533431
rgrif�[email protected]
Web:
www.Globapartners.org
Country Director: Rusty Grif�n
GPFA
Global Partnership for
Hs. 128, St. 15, lane 2 (on the
left), Wazir Akbar Khan
0799187241
0798288621
[email protected]
[email protected]
Contacts: Kabul Province
179
Web:
www.gpfa.org
Executive Director: Roger Hardister
GPA
Global Point Afghanistan
StB 2, Pul Khoshk, District 13
0799373957
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.globalpointafghanistan.org
Global Rights - Partners for Justice
HsB 200, StB 3, Charah-i-Ansari
(Across from German Clinic)
Shahr-i-Naw
0700218399
0797753955
0799568603
[email protected]
Web:
www.globalrights.org
Country Director: Phyllis Cox
GTZ
GmbH/German Technical
0799310353
0706720221
Web:
www.gtz.de
Assistant to the Country Director: Thomas Lehmann
Goethe
Goethe-Institute
of China), Wazir Akbar Khan
0202105200
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBgoetheBde/kabul
Director:
Anne Eberhard
Old Radio Kabul Building
0700224434
0700277113
0700275751
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.gma.com.af
www.awanama.com
General Director: Barry Salaam
Good Neighbors International
Hs. 164, 1st St., Baharistan
Karte Parwan, Post Box 5774
0799355392
[email protected]
[email protected]
Country Director: Lee Byounghee
Government Media and
Information Centre
Council of Ministers Building
across from the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, Shah Mahmood Khan
Street, Malek Asghar Area
0202302817
[email protected]
Web:
www.gmic.gov.af
Director:
Abdul Hakim Ashir
Green Step
Hs. 5 Left, Shirkat Street,
Darulaman Main Road, OppB
0700274682
0797515151
0799349309
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.greenstep.com.af
Programme Manager: Noorulhaq Hashimi
GTZ/BEPA
GTZ Basic Education Program
Hs. 558, St. 9, Shora St, Karte Seh
07ED346D68 / 0777E00412
0799312481
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.bepafg.com
Head of Programme: Ruediger Blumoer
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HAGAR
HAGAR Afghanistan
HsB 627, StB 10, District 6 Near
Mohammadia mosque, Karte Seh
Post Box 394
0796189014
0700204238
0787597017
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.hagarinternational.org
Country Representative: Myriam Geach
HALO
The HALO Trust International Mine
Sari Kotali Khair Khana
District 17, Post Box 3036
07001D23D6 / 0700062813
00873761931817
Fax:
00873761E31818
[email protected]
Web:
www.halotrust.org
Country Director: Farid Homayoun
Handicap International
HsB D48, StB D, Qalai Fatullah
07EE14E642 / 078D330E27
0705468618
008821621014051
[email protected]
sup[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBhandicap-internationalBorg
Country Director: Arvind Das
Hazarajat Assistance Newsletter
(Artibat NGO)
Zada Plaza, 1st Bus stop of Karte
Char, close to Shir Shah Soori High
0700224DD8 / 07763E3202
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
Mohammad Yonus Akhtar
HDCAW
Health and Development Center
for Afghan Women
First Street of Masjid Hanzalah
Shahr-i-Naw
0708220600 / 07004E8E7E
0797474857
[email protected]
[email protected]
Executive Director: Qudsia Majeedyar
HealthNet–Trans Cultural
Psychosocial Organization
Hs. 3, St 1, (Opp Kandahari
Mosque) behind Bakhtar
University, Karte Char
0202501195
0789880748
0789884175
KabulBof�[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.healthnettpo.org
Heinrich Böll Stiftung
HsB 112E, StB D, Qalai Fatullah
0700295972
[email protected]
of�[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBboell-afghanistanBorg
Country Representative: Bente Scheller
HTAC
Hs. 248, St. 4, Karte Seh
07EE61E647 / 07002E6462
[email protected]
Web:
www.htac.org
Helvetas Afghanistan
Taimani Project, 4th St. west
07006D2004 / 077DE8D61E
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.helvetas.org
Contact Person: Fazal Akbar
Contacts: Kabul Province
181
HEWAD
HEWAD Reconstruction, Health
Committee
Hs. 118, St. 1 (left side)
Taimani Project, Post Box 5138
0700670710
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
Hindokosh News Agency
Hs. 3 (1158), Muslim Rd.
Shahr-i-Naw
0700280988
Director:
Syed Najeebullah Hashimy
HRRAC
Human Rights Research and
Advocacy Consortium
HsB 108, StB 2, Qalai Fatullah
0752017744
0752017733
0799301083
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanadvocacy.org.af
HAFO
Facilitating Organization
Hs. 211, Rahman Watt
Pul-i-Surkh, Karte Seh
0797636363
0789228772
0700280326
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBhafo-intBorg
Director:
HAWCA
Humanitarian Assistance for
the Women and Children of
HsB 1137, P- Selo Pump Street
District D, Kushal Khan
Post Box 1261
0706662327
0797075976
0708216566
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.hawca.org
Director:
Selay Ghaffar
IbnSina Public Health Programme
for Afghanistan
0799144259
[email protected]
Country Director:
IARCSC
Independent Administrative
Reform and Civil Services
Prime Minister’s Compound (in
front of Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Shah Mahmood Ghazi Watt
Post Box 5241
0799435956
0202103814
0700184306
Fax:
0202103E63
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.iarcsc.gov.af
IDLG
Independent Directorate of Local
Governance
Aryana Square (beside the Italian
0799300019
0202104703
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.idlg.gov.af
Executive Assistant: Obaidullah Ekhlas
IHSAN
Independent Humanitarian
Services Association
HsB 44/4D, StB 2, Taimani Project
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Taimani
0799328597
0700283813
0707283713
[email protected]
Director:
Institute for War & Peace
Reporting
Opp. Salim Karwan Plaza
West of Salim Karwan Square
2nd lane on the left
0700025635
[email protected]
Web:
www.iwpr.net
Programme Finance Manager:
Integrated Regional Information
Networks (Humanitarian News &
UNOCHA Of�ce, Shar-i-Naw
0700281124
0799182821
008821689800043
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBirinnewsBorg/Asia-CountryB
aspx?Country=AFG
Humanitarian Reporter: Akmal Dawi
IWA
Integrity Watch Afghanistan
Kolola Pushta
0785431054
0707683787
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.iwaweb.org
Director:
Lorenzo Delesgues
Intercooperation (IC) / Swiss
Foundation for Development and
International Cooperation
Hs. 5, St. 2, Kolola Pushta Rd.
Charah-e-Ansari, Shahr-i-Naw
0798261715
0798206206
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.intercooperation.ch
Country Representative: Mujibur Rahman
International Assistance Mission
Hs. 472, St. 7, Karte Seh
Post Box 625
0202501185
0700394390
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBiam-afghanistanBorg
Executive Director: Dirk Frans
ICARDA
International Center for
Agricultural Research in the Dry
Hs.165, Near Baharistan Movie
Theatre, in front of Power
First Section of Karte Parwan
Post Box 1355
0700195523
0799216322
0799216324
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.icarda.org
Country Manager: Javed Rizvi
International Center for
Development
HsB 467, St 4, Qalai Fatullah
07E6138721 / 07D2041216
0799829326
00881632515370
Fax:
00881632D1D371
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBdd-rdBaf
Acting Country Director: Zia Moballegh
Contacts: Kabul Province
183
ICRC
International Committee of the
Red Cross
Charahi Haji Yaqoob, Shahr-i-Naw
0700279078
0799550055
0700297777
008821651101288
Fax:
00873762730E41
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.icrc.org
Head of Delegation: Reto Stocker
International Crisis Group
St. 5, near Afghan Turk Hope
Primary School, Qalai Fatullah
0799458757
0799660990
0799412743
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.crisisgroup.org
Senior Analyst: Candace Rondeaux
IDLO
International Development Law
Hs.1063, St. 15, second lane on
the left, Shirpoor, Wazir Akbar
0799274262
0799737959
0799432016
Web:
www.idlo.int
Programme Manager: Shafeek Seddiq
IFRC
International Federation of Red
Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Co/ARCS, Qargha RdB, District D
Afshar, Post Box 3039
0700274881
0700303597
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.arcs.org.af
Head of Delegation: Finn Jarle Rode
International Foundation for
Election Systems
HsB 302, Golayee Koloop-e-Askari
0795994564
0700215170
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.ifes.org
Chief of Party: Carina Perelli
International Foundation of Hope
Main Street, (near Power station
bus stop), Kolola Pushta
0700605705
0700293916
Web:
www.ifhope.org
International Islamic Relief
Agency
HsB D7, Shah-e Babo Jan Lane
(near Sitara Hotel), Shahr-i-Naw
0799328729
008821689800758
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBisra-reliefBorg
Country Director: Abdul Aziz Abbakar
ILO
International Labour Organization
UNDP Compound
Opp. Turkish Embassy
Shah Mahmood Ghazi Watt
0202124501
0797187335
[email protected]
ILO Senior Coordinator/Representative for
Herve Berger
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International Maize and Wheat
Improvement Centre
Hs. 157, Ln. 3, off Muhhaiudin St.
west of Baharistan Park
Karte Parwan, Post Box 5291
0752022335
[email protected]
Country Liaison Of�cer: RK Sharma
International Medical Corps
Hs. 4, St. 4, Opp to ANA No. 2
Hospital, beside Abu Horaira
Mosque, Shash Darak
0777343905
0700288229
008821684430121
internationalmedicalcorps.org
[email protected]
Web:
www.internationalmedicalcorps.org
Country Senior Operations Manager:
International Monetary Fund
Hs. 144, St. 14, Wazir Akbar Khan
0799749608
[email protected]
Web:
www.imf.org
Resident Representative: K. Wabel Abdallah
International Organization for
Hs. 1093, Ansari Watt (behind
former UNICA Guest House)
Shahr-i-Naw
0707185063
0202201022
0700185960
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBiomBint/afghanistan
Senior Operations Of�cer: Davalos Jose- Ivan
International Relief and
Development
Lane 7, Street 15
Wazir Akbar Khan
0796110026
[email protected]
Web:
www.ird.org
Country Director: Dean Homleid
IRC
International Rescue Committee
HsB 34, StB 4, District 10
Qalai Fataullah
0793400801
0793400802
0793400838
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.theIRC.org
Deputy Director: Nerys Bannister
Internews Afghanistan
Hs. 143, St. 1 on left, Ansari
Square, Kolola Pushta Rd.
Shahr-i-Naw
0797534336
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.internews.org
Country Director: Charmaine Anderson
INTERSOS Humanitarian Aid
Near Marshall Fahim’s House
Ally Lal Agha, Karte Parwan
0797551123
[email protected]
Web:
www.intersos.org
Programme Coordinator: Alda Cappelletti
ISAF
ISAF Joint Command Public
Affairs
07EED13EEE / 0701132000
[email protected]
[email protected]
ISAF ISAF
Affairs
ISAF
Military Sports Club
0799501106
Contacts: Kabul Province
185
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBisaf-jq/natoBint
Islah Daily Government
Macrorayon Azadi Printing Press,
Macrorayon
Islamic Relief – Afghanistan
HsB 1082, StB J, Qalai Fatullah
0786226633
0700278097
Fax:
02202000
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBislamic-reliefBcom
www.irafghanistan.org
Country Director: Ali Mohammad Noor
JCCP Japan
Center
for
Prevention
Hs. 145, Chaar raahi Shaheed
Qalai Fatullah
0799029 684
00873763052650
[email protected]
Web:
www.jccp.gr.jp
Representative: Hayashi Yutaka
Japan Emergency NGOs
HsB 61, 3rd StB, Qalai Fatullah
0700280921
008821655523097
008821689852012
[email protected]
kabul�[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBjen-npoBorg
Head of Of�ce: Kiyotaka Tamari
JICA
Japan International Cooperation
Agency
Post Box 461
0700095505
Web:
www.jica.go.jp
Resident Representative: Hanazato Nobuhiko
Japanese International Friendship
and Welfare Foundation
Near Russian Embassy
Darulaman Road, Ayub Khan Mina
0700276765
[email protected]
Director:
DrB Asghar Ahmadyar
af�liate
Hopkins University
Hs. 113 , St. 3, beside the German
Clinic, District 4, Ansari Jatt
Shahr-i-Naw
0799779448
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.jhpiego.net
Country Director and HSSP Chief of Party:
Denise Byrd
Johanniter International
Hs. 115, Street 2 (Near Uzbekistan
Embassy), Karte Seh
0797138908
[email protected]
Country Director:
Sarder Jahangir
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School
Hs. 111, St. 3, beside German
Clinic, Ansari Jatt, Shahr-i-Naw
0700059152
Web:
www.jhsph.edu
Director:
Kayhan Natiq
JACK
Just for Afghan Capacity and
Knowledge
Hs. 5, Estgaye Jayee Raees
behind Watan Bicycle Company
Darulaman Road
0772D00118 / 078784D464
0752044359
[email protected]
General Director:
Engineer Noor Agha Omari
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KCSS
Kabul Center for Strategic Studies
Pule Surkh, Karte Seh
07E4000077 / 07D20E1364
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.kabulcenter.org
Executive Director: Jaliullah Rahmani
Kabul Municipality
Opp. Ministry of Education
Zernegar Park
0202101350
Mayor:
Mohammad Yonus Nawandish
Kabul Public Library
07EED64818 / 020210328E
General Director: Ab Hamid Nabizada
KT
Kabul Times
Macrorayon Azadi Printing Press
Macrorayon
0700283677
0700277237
Editor-in-Chief: Abdullah Haq Jalla
Kabul University
0202D00326 / 0202D0024D
[email protected] and
[email protected]
Web:
www.ku.edu.af
Hamidullah Amin
Kabul Weekly
St. 2, Haji Yaqoub Square (on
right), Shahr-i-Naw
0700269638
[email protected] and
[email protected]
Assistant to the Chief Editor:
KfW-GDB
KfW German Development Bank
0799020991
0700274456
0700281447
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.kfw.de
Country Director: Gunnar Jaelzholz
Kherad Foundation
OppB Noorin TV, Street 4
Post Box 4021
0773975944
0771199570
[email protected]
Director:
Mohammad Hussain Alavi
Killid Group
Hs. 442, St. 6, Chardehi Watt,
Near to Uzbakha Mosque
Karte Seh
0202D00717 / 07EE32E832
[email protected]
Web:
www.tkg.af
Managing Director: Najiba Ayubi
Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Hs. 291, St. 10, Wazir Akbar Khan
0700224800
[email protected]
Web:
www.kas.de
Director:
KOICA
Korea International Cooperation
Agency
Hs. 525, St. 11, Wazir Akbar Khan
0202302936
0700276772
0700157989
Fax:
0202302E37
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.koica.go.kr
Resident Representative: Lee Byunj Hwa
Contacts: Kabul Province
187
LOTFA
Law and order Trust Fund for
Inside Ministry of Interior (MOI)
Shahr-i-Naw
0707313400
0700277084
[email protected]
Web:
www.lotfa.org.af
Project Manager: Sandeep Kumar
LCSAWC
Legal & Cultural Services for
Afghan Women & Children
International Airport St.
Qalai Jakil Clinic Rd, Bibi Mahro
0700222042
[email protected]
Director:
Parwanma Yousof
Lemar TV Limited
Hs. 3, St. 12, Wazir Akbar Khan
Post Box 225
0798136980
0799321010
0799306284
Fax:
00E71442E0E64
[email protected]
Web:
www.lemar.tv
Manager, Of�ce of the CEO: Yosuf Mohseni
Leprosy Control Organization
HsB 1D1, StB 4 (behind Daramsal)
Karte Parwan, Post Box 6057
0700283956
0772024271
[email protected]
Admin Manager: Mohammad Jawad Ahmadi
Salang Watt
next to Rahim Gardizy company
in front of Sinamaa-e-Milli
0777272736
0786272736
[email protected]
Director:
Jamila Mojaheed
Management Sciences for Health
(Tech Serve)
HsB 124, Darulaman RdB,
Ayub Khan Mina
0700269559
[email protected]
Web:
www.msh.org
Executive Assistant to the Chief of Party:
Muhammad Haroon Burhani
Marie Stopes International
Hs. 220, St. 4, Haji Mula Avenue
District 6, Karte Seh, Post Box D8D8
0799329092
0787889500
0784299861
Fax:
077D101020
Web:
www.mariestopes.org
Country Director: Farhad Javeed
MEDAIR
MEDAIR
HsB 3, StB 2, District 10 (Behind
Quassimi Jin House), Taimani
Post Box 5951
0700093125
0799337581
0700093125
008821652030334
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.medair.org
Project Support Manager Kabul:
Medecins du Monde – France
Hs. 520, Shora Street, in front
of Kateb Institute of Higher
Education, Karte Seh
Post Box 224
0700282412
0789980652
[email protected]
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Web:
www.medecinsdumonde.org
General Director: Olivier
MESAA
Medi Educational Support
Association for Afghanistan
c/o JIFF Medical Center
(near Russian Embassy)
Darulaman RdB, Ayub Khan Mina
0700292095
[email protected]
Director:
Zabiullah Ahmadyar
HsB 60, Behind 10th Police District
Shaheed Square, Shahr-i-Naw
0700211456
0798160435
0700231944
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.medicamondiale.org
Director:
Humaira Ameery Rasuli
Medical Emergency Relief
International
0799651622
0797118165
[email protected]
Web:
www.merlin.org.uk
Country Director: Ben Mascall
MRCA
Medical Refresher Courses for
Hs. 94, East Street Park
Baharistan, Karte Parwan
0700299369
0700656837
Fax:
003314044E626
kabulBof�[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBmrca-assoBorg
Country Director: Sayed Ashrafuddin Aini
MEDA
Mennonites Economic
Development Associates
HsB 333, StB 7, Qalai Fatullah
0795391309
[email protected]
Web:
www.meda.org
Chief of Party: James A. Williams
Mercy Corps
0799218894
0799399582
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.mercycorps.org
Country Director:
MISFA Micro�nance
Investment
Support
Facility for Afghanistan
Hs. 195, Esmat Muslim Street
Shahr-i-Naw
0799499505
0700295474
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.misfa.org.af
Managing Director: Katrin Fakiri
MCPA
Agency
Hs. 5, on the left, Shirkat Street
Darulaman Main Road
Opposite Habibia High School
0700276006
0700274682
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
Haji Attiqullah
Mine Detection and Dog Centre
West of Maranjan Hill, Opp. Kabul
Electricity Of�ce, Macrorayan 1
0707858908
0700222877
0752021808
Fax:
00E320230013D
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.mdcafghan.org
Director:
Contacts: Kabul Province
189
MAG
Mines Advisory Group
St. 15, Lane. 6 left side
Wazir Akbar Khan
0796011736
0793895828
[email protected]
maginternational.org
[email protected]
Web:
www.maginternational.org
Country Programme Manager: Nicholas Hughes
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation
and Livestock
OppB Kabul University, District 3
Jamal Mina, Post Box 10004
0202500315
0797269869
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.mail.gov.af
Minister:
MoBNTA
Ministry of Border, Nations and
Tribal Affairs
Airport Rd.
near the Supreme Court
District E, Macrorayan 3
0202301768
Minister:
Asadullah Khalid
Ministry of Commerce and
Industry
Darulaman Road, Shora StB
0202500335
0799302311
[email protected]
Web:
www.commerce.gov.af
Minister:
Anwarul Haq Ahadi
Ministry of Communications and IT
Muhammad Jan Khan Watt
3rd Fl of 18-story Main Building
Mohammad Jan Khan Watt
Post Box 5428
0202101100
0700068429
Web:
www.mcit.gov.af
Minister:
Amirzai Sangeen
Ministry of Counter Narcotics
Jalalabad Main Road
near the Traf�c Department
Banayee District E, Macrorayan 3
0774475015
0786944911
0752004272
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.mcn.gov.af
Minister:
Zarar Ahmad Muqbil
Ministry of Culture and Youth
behind Ministry of Communications
0202101301
0700290317
[email protected]
Minister:
Sayed Makhdom Rahin
Ministry of Defence
Opp. Presidential Palace
District 2, Pashtoonistan Jatt
0201004D0 / 0201004D8
0799212545
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.mod.gov.af
Minister:
Abdul Raheem Wardak
Ministry of Economy
(oppB Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Shah Mahmood Ghazi Watt
0202100394
0700263748
0202100394
[email protected]
Minister:
Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal
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Ministry of Education
Mohammad Jan Khan Watt
0202103418
0700203739
[email protected]
[email protected]
Minister:
Farooq Jardak
Ministry of Energy and Water
Darulaman Road, Sanatorium
(in front of Kabul Museum)
0202023394
0799333468
[email protected]
Minister:
Ministry of Finance
Charahi Pashtonistan, District 2
Pashtoonistan Watt
0202103157
0799240142
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBmofBgovBaf / wwwBcustomsB
govBaf / wwwBbudgetmofBgovBaf
Minister:
Omar Zakhilwal
MoFA
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Shah Mahmood Ghazi Watt
0202100381
0797959491
0700104007
Fax:
0018668E0EE88
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBafghanistan-mfaBnet
Minister:
Zalmai Rasool
Ministry of Hajj and Religious
Affairs
Charahi Haji Yaqoob (oppB District
10 of Police Department)
Shahr-i-Naw
020220133E / 0700202DE4
[email protected]
Minister:
Mohammad Yusuf Niazi
Ministry of Higher Education
Kabul University), District 3
Karte Char
0202500049
0799725900
0202500321
[email protected]
Web:
www.mohe.gov.af
Minister:
Sarwar Danish
Ministry of Interior
Malalai Jatt, Shahr-i-Naw
0202201340
0799308888
0700220418
[email protected]
Web:
www.moi.gov.af
Minister:
Bissmillah Mohammadi
Ministry of Justice
Charahi Pashtonistan, District 2
Pashtoonistan Watt
0202100322
0700193045
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.moj.gov.af
Minister:
Habibullah Ghalib
MoLSAMD
Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs,
Martyrs and Disabled
Opp. Of 1st Makroryan Market
0700275229
0787405990
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBmolsamdBgovBaf/about-
ministry.php
Minister:
Ministry of Mines
in front of Finance Ministry,
Charahi Pashtonistan, District 2
Pashtoonistan Watt
020210030E / 0202102410
Contacts: Kabul Province
191
0799300123
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.mom.gov.af
Minister:
Wahidullah Sharani
Ministry of Public Health
Near US Embassy, District 10
0202301377
0799211934
Web:
www.moph.gov.af
Acting Minister: Suraya Dalil
Ministry of Public Works
StB 1, Old Macrorayon, District E
Macrorayan 1
0202301361
0799178855
0202300374
[email protected]
Minister:
Abdul Quodus Hamidi
Ministry of Refugees and
Repatriates Affairs
Behind Jangalak Factory, District
7, Waisalabad, Post Box 5806
0799005557
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.morr.gov.af
Minister:
Jamahir Anwari
Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation
and Development
Main Building, MRRD Compound
Nila Bagh Rd, Tashkilat St.
0202520216
0700171690
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.mrrd.gov.af
Minister:
Jarullah Mansoory
MoTCA
Ministry of Transportation and
Civil Aviation
OppB ISAF Headquarters, next to
National TV and Radio, Ansari Jatt
Post Box 165
020210102E / 0202101032
0799703607
[email protected]
Minister:
Ministry of Urban Development
District E, Macrorayan 3
0202300339
0700018174
0799211866
[email protected]
Web:
www.moud.gov.af
Acting Minister: Sultan Hussain Hesaray
MoWA
Ministry of Women’s Affairs
Next to Cinema Zainab
Shahr-i-Naw
0202201378
0700288084
[email protected]
Web:
www.mowa.gov.af
Minister:
Hosn Banu Ghazanfar
Mission d’Aide au Développement
des Economies Rurales en
Aghanistan
HsB 113, St 7, Qalai Fatullah
0700281869
0798018616
00882168444293
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBmadera-assoBorg
Country Director: Pascal Arthaud
StB 3, Qalai Fatullah, Post Box
3114 Shahr-i-Naw Post Of�ce
0799297562
0799844434
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0708749422
8821654209781
[email protected]
Web:
www.miseast.org
Country Director:
Jacques Dailloux
Mobile Mini Circus for Children
after Habibia High School (behind
Khoja Mulla mosque), Karte Seh
0700229975
0700280140
0700291120
0700229987
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanmmcc.org
Co-Directors:
David Mason & Berit Muhlhausen
Contacts: Kabul Province
193
0796355987
Web:
www.ndi.org
Senior Country Director: Hatem Bamehriz
NEPA
National Environmental Protection
Agency
Next to Kardan University
Parwane Do
0772128649
0752017623
0799318874
[email protected],
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBozone-afghanBgovBaf
Contact Person: Sayed Zaher Maher
RTA
National Radio Television of
Great Masood Rd., Masood Square
Post Box D44 Kabul Main Post Of�ce
0202102487
0799321823
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director of International Relations:
Eng. Abdurahman Panjshiri
National Rural Access Program
Block 1, 4th Floor
Ministry of Public Works
Macrorayon 1, Macrorayon
0202301871
0799306173
[email protected]
Web:
www.nrap.gov.af
Coordinator:
Abdul Sattar Salim
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Charahi Karte Cahar, st. 3,
between Soria and Rabia Balkhi
0799203106
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Nazar Mohammad Omari
National Solidarity Programme
of the Ministry of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
Tashkilat street, Darulaman
0700306314
0799234170
0799572144
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Executive Director: Mohammad Tariq Ismati
NATO
NATO Senior Civilian
Representative’s
ISAF Headquarters
0799511262
0799511255
0799511263
[email protected]
[email protected]
Senior Civilian Representative: Minister Hikmet
NAW List
Network for Afghan Women List
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBfunders-afghan-womenBorg
List Administrator: Lauryn Oates
Development Organisation
HsB2DE, StB 4, OppB SABA TV
Channel, Karte Seh
0799337667
0799824570
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.NEC.org.af
Director:
Jamila Afghani
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NAC
Norwegian Afghanistan
Committee
Hs. 148, St. 3, Nawai Watt, behind
Police Station 10, Shahr-i-Naw
0700284525
0202201696
Web:
www.afghanistan.com.
Country Director: Simon Forster
NRC
Norwegian Refugee Council
Hs. 127 (in front of Communication
Of�ce) District 3, Karte Char
Post Box 5830
0797035237
07EE6660DD / 07EE283468
008821621362146
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.nrc.no
Country Director: Charlotte Esther Olsen
Nye Nye
Hs. 444, St. 6, near Uzbakha
Mosque, Karte Seh
0778284888
0772813032
0786980980
[email protected]
Web:
www.nyeexpress.com
Operation Manager: Yarmohammad Atayee
OAA/CMS Of�ce
Administrative
Affairs
Council of Ministers Secretariat
Marble Palace, Post Box 4
0202101751
0202101771-7E
Fax:
0202100331
[email protected]
Web:
www.oaa.gov.af
Deputy Director General – Programs:
Farhadullah Farhad
EUSR Of�ce
European
Special Representative
Hs. 45 and 47, St. 3, Charahi Haji
Yaqoob (Opp. CARE International)
Shahr-i-Naw
0700279204
0700293841
[email protected]
[email protected]
Contacts: Kabul Province
195
HsB 1141, StB D, District 10
Qalai Fatullah, Post Box 681
0798413868
0799109768
0202203613
008821684445007
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.oxfam.org.uk
Country Director: Manohar Shenoy
Oxfam Novib
Oxfam Novib
HsB 1141, StB D, Qalai Fatullah
Post Box 681
0796010045
[email protected]
Web:
www.oxfamnovib.nl
Country Programme Manager: Neeti Bhargava
Paiwaston
Hs. 556, St. 3, Project Taimani
0799333621
0700200266
[email protected]
Web:
www.ancb.org
Publication Of�cer: Fida Mohammad Fayez
PAN
Pajhwok Afghan News
HsB 130/138, StB 8
Moy Mubarak Bus Stand
Taimani, Post Box 3129
0708198396
0797646464
0700225375
0088216211987446
Fax:
0202201813
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.pajhwok.com
Director & Editor-in-Chief: Danish Karokhel
Partners for Social Development
3rd Floor, Gharib Zada Block
Close to Maoula Ali Hospital
Golayee Dawakhana, Kot-i- Sang
0700285122
0799329113
[email protected]
Director:
Abdulhai
Pactec
Partners in Aviation and
Communications Technology
Hs. 1, St. 1, right after Afghanistan
Commission, Pul-i-Surkh
07EE318728 / 07EE300837
Fax:
0088216D4261044
[email protected]
Web:
www.pactec.org
Country Director: Jim Keech
Partners in Revitalization and
Hs. 300 (Burje Barq Bus Stop)
Kolola Poshta
0700280995
0202200012
0799419700
Fax:
00E3202200012
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.prb.org.af
Programme Manager/Acting Director:
PECA
Partnership for Education of
Hs. 22, Guzarghah Rd., Karte Char
0796934674
0752060044
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanmodelschool.org
Volunteer Executive Director:
Santwana Dasgupta
Parwaz
Micro�nance
Hajary Wa Najary Lane
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First StB, Karte Char
0700234848 / 07E823DE62
[email protected]
Web:
www.parwaz.org
Patta Khazana
Karte Parwan (Opp. to Naderia
High School) Post Box 6047
0799307854
0202202407
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.pattakhazana.tk
Director:
Sohaila Alekozai
PARSA
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Support for Afghanistan
Kabul Marastoon Compound
Afshar Road
0799020588
0700284286
0798154366
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBafghanistan-parsaBorg
Country Director:
Yasin Farid
Polish Humanitarian Organization
Hs. 521, St. 8, Taimani
0797472536
0799599039
0796338449
Web:
www.pah.org.pl
Acting Country Director: Magdalena Babul
Polish Medical Mission
Hs. 268, St. 8, Taimani
0799008199
0799008177
[email protected]
Head of Mission: Michal Matusiewicz
Polytechnic University - Kabul
Afshar St., Karte Mamorin
0752001933
0202201114
0700276803
Director:
Izzatullah Hamed
PO Presidential
Gul Khana Palace
0202141135
0700222323
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.president.gov.af
Hamid Karzai
Radio Killid
Hs. 442, St. 6, Chardehi Watt
near to Uzbekha Mosque, Karte Seh
0799329832
0771088888
0202500717
[email protected]
Web:
www.killid.com
Managing Director: Najiba Ayubi
Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe
Hs. 26, Ln. 4 on the right, St. 15
Wazir Akbar Khan, Post Box 1471
0700295871
0202102719
[email protected]
Web:
www.rferl.org
Rain Bow Organisation
DarulamanB OppB Ministry of
Energy and Water, Sanatorium
0777206353
Director:
Gulshan Moslih
Rebuilding Agricultural Markets in
Ministry of Agriculture and
Contacts: Kabul Province
197
Renewable Energies, Environment
and Solidarities Group
0799182809
0799118304
00882667225997
Web:
www.geres.eu
Country Director:
Jean Francois Ospital
Reuters News Agency
Hs. 125, St. 15, Wazir Akbar Khan
0700275943
0799335285
[email protected]
[email protected]
thomsonreuters.com
Web:
www.reuters.com
Senior Correspondent: Sayed Salahuddin
RoP
Roots of Peace
Karte Char Rd (near Technique
Bus Stop), Karte Char
0794677212
0799403248
0799313547
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.rootsofpeace.org
Country Director: Zach Lea
Rural Rehabilitation Association
for Afghanistan
Ariana Radio & Television network)
District 7, Ayub Khan Mina
0707104882
0706800824
0700277441
[email protected]
[email protected]
Admin Manager: Mohammad Arif Yousufzai
Irrigation, Karte Sakhi
0799211206
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBramp-afBcom
Chief of Party:
Louis Faoro
RAFA
Reconstruction Authority for
Hs. 305, St. 4, Taimani
0700277124
[email protected]
Director:
Abdurrashid Ghaiasi
ZOA
Refugee Care, Northern
Hs. 266, St. 2 (next to Ahmad Jam
Mosque) District 3, Karte Char
Post Box 1515
0799582812
0700239825
0799373759
[email protected]
Country Director:
Joop Teeuwen
RCSA
Regional Studies Center of
Final Bus Stop of Kabul University
0799814022
0752011250
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.rscaf.org
Vice President: Ahmadullah Naveed
Relief International
HsB46, Between Street D & 6
Behind Kolola Pushta Borj Barq Bus
Station, Kolola Pushta, District 4
0777287655
[email protected]
Web:
www.ri.org
Country Director: Marco Aviotti
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SW
Salam Watandar
Hs. 99, Sherkat Bus Station
(near Ariana TV), Darulaman
0797253846
0786947784
[email protected]
Web:
www.salamwatandar.com
General Manager: Masood Farivar
Sanayee Development
StB E, Qalai Fatullah, Post Box 73
0700220638
0202201693
0752021429
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.sanayee.org.af
Executive Director: Raz Mohammad Dalili
SGAA
Hs. 434, St. 6, Karte Seh
0700285056
0799338973
0797070987
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web: www.sandygallsafghanistanappeal.org
Save the Children International
Ayub Khan Mena, Darulaman RdB
In front of Ariana TV station
Post Box 624
0799803165
[email protected]
Web:
www.savethechildren.org.uk
www.savechildren.org
Country Director: David Skinner
SERVE
Serve Afghanistan
Nahre Darsun, Cinema Barikot StB
Karte Char, Post Box 4015
0799327714
0799653015
0700280506
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.serveafghanistan.org
Executive Director: Stephen EB Craig
Services for Humanitarian
Assistance and Development
Behind Shadab Zafar Blocks
0756720516
0799829629
0785920970
[email protected]
Web:
www.shade.org.af
Contact Person: Ahmad
SVA
Shanti Volunteer Association
Shahr-i-Naw
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBjcaBapcBorg/sva/english
Shelter for Life International
Wazir Akbar Khan
02022302847
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.shelter.org
Country Director: Jon Engwall
Shelter Now International
HsB 488, StB 4, Qalai Fatullah
Post Box 5648
0700279814
0799272922
[email protected]
Web:
www.shelter.de
Director:
John River
Pul-e Surkh (near Omar Jan
Kandahari Mosque), Karte Seh
0799328901
0799335115
0799409544
[email protected]
Contacts: Kabul Province
199
[email protected]
Web:
www.shuhada.org.af
Executive Director: Naveed
STARS
Skills Training And Rehabilitation
Society
Opp. Kateb University
District 6, Karte Seh
0771192021
0700024260
0752042924
[email protected]
[email protected]
Managing Director: Palwasha Zari� Khawas
Social and Health Development
Program
Khoshal Mina, Post Box 601
0706272491
Web:
www.shdp.org.af
General Director: Khalil Ahmad Mohmand
Social Research Institute
Kote Sangi
next to Shahin Restaurant
0797389526
0799301248
[email protected]
Director:
SPACH
Society for the Preservation of
Hs. 399 (opposite Oxfam)
Street 1, Taimani
0700285859
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.spach.info
Programme Coordinator: Ana Rosa Rodriguez
SAB
Hs. 1589, Rahman Baba High
School Street, Dehburi
0799193486
0797194916
Fax:
00324237E331
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.assosab.be
Senior Admin of�cer: Jawad Rasooly
SA
Hs. 41, St. 12 (near Pai Kuba
Naswar), Qalai Fatullah
0799303633
0774045144
0777607732
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.solidarites.org
Country Director: Hassan El Sayed
SAF
Solidarity for Afghan Families
Hs. 54, Badam Bagh Street, near
Hessa-e-Dowom Kart-e-Parwan
Square, District 2, Post Box 6084
0799042611
0777042611
0700042611
[email protected]
Web:
www.saf.org.af
General Director:
Abdul Basir Mansoor
SAFMA
South Asian Free Media
Darulaman Rd, Istgah Sherkat
Opposite Kabul Dubai Jedding
Hall, Karte Seh
0700650951
0700802003
0752024107
Web:
www.southasianmedia.net
President of Afghanistan Chapter:
Ehsanullah Aryanzai
SOZO International
Hs. 23, St. 5, Taimani
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Post Box 5110
0752001120
0799021766
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.sozointernational.org
National Director:
Abdul Jakil Mehrabanzada
STEP - Health and Development
Dehbori RdB, Second Street
Kote Sangi
0798012572
[email protected]
Director:
Abdul Latif Rashed
Supreme Court
0202300361
0700210936
Fax:
00E320230034D
[email protected]
Web:
www.supremecourt.gov
Abdul Salam Azimi
SCA
Swedish Committee for
Jalalabad Main Rd., Paktia Kot
left side, 8 kms from Charahi
Abdul Haq, Post Box 5017
0700299288
Fax:
00E302023201D6
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.swedishcommittee.org
Country Director: Anders Fänge
SIDA
Swedish International
Development Cooperation Agency
Hs. 70, Ln. 1, St. 15
Wazir Akbar Khan
07E8444002 / 0700166E44
so�[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb: wwwBsidaBse/ wwwBswedenabroadBcom
Head of Development Cooperation: So�a Orrebrink
Swiss Agency for Development
Hs. 486, Lane. 3, St. 13
Wazir Akbar Khan
0202301D6D / 0700274E02
07EE20347D / 0700284703
Fax:
00E32023022EE
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.sdc.org.af
Country Director: Jilli Graf
Swiss Peace
Hs. 45 (opp. Malalai Maternity
Hospital), Shahrara Watt
Tearfund
Hs. 508, St. 9, Taimani
Post Box 383
0789026011
0788960886
0700296656
[email protected]
Web:
www.tearfund.org
Director:
Kate Bowen
Terre des Hommes
St. 8, Taimani
070037EEE0 / 02022012E0
008821652031577
Web:
www.tdh.ch
Country Delegate: Salvatore Grungo
TCOW
The Children of War
Qalai Fatullah
0700011819
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.thechildrenofwar.org
Country Director:
Contacts: Kabul Province
201
TLO The
HsB EDE, StB 6, Qalai Fatullah
Post Box 5934
0700203527
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBtlo-afghanistanBorg
Director:
NYT
The New York Times
0202101088
0700276440 / 070027E33E
0087376260225
Fax:
00870772260438
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.nytimes.com
Of�ce Manager: Abdul Jaheed Jafa
TAIO
Today Afghanistan International
Shahr-i-Naw
[email protected]
[email protected]
TSCO/SFRRD
Tolo Service & Cultural
Organization/Social Foundation
for Remote Rustic Development
Behind Agriculture Ministry
Opp. German Psychotherapy clinic
Karte Sakhi, Post Box 1590
0799301247
0778823705
0707593727
[email protected]
[email protected]
Programme Manager: Mohammad Mohsin Zia
Ayoubi
Tolo
Tolo TV Limited
Hs. 3, St. 12, Wazir Akbar Khan
Post Box 225
0798136980
0799321010
0799306284
Fax:
00E71442E0E64
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.tolo.tv
Manager, Of�ce of the CEO: Yosuf Mohseni
Training Human Rights
Association for Afghan Women
Apt. 1, Block 103, Macrorayon 2
Macrorayon, Post Box 125
0700286774
0202302724
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
Roshan Sirran
Trocaire
Trocaire (Caritas Ireland)
HsB 34, StB 4, District 10, Taimani
0797209676
008821652019725
[email protected]
Web:
www.trocaire.org
Country Representative: Matthew E. Gray
Turquoise Mountain Foundation
Part 2 of Karte Parwan
behind former British Embassy
Karte Parwan
0798182028
0799143362
0798149173
008821655522508
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.turquoisemountain.org
Contact Person: Shoshana Coburn
UK Department for International
Development
British Embassy, St. 15
Roundabout, Wazir Akbar Khan
Post Box 334
07E8138200 / 07E41DDD03
[email protected]�dBgovBuk
[email protected]�dBgovBuk
Jeb:
wwwBd�dBgovBuk
Head of Of�ce DFID Afghanistan: Pauline Hayes
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UARA
United Agency for the
Rehabilitation of Afghanistan
Shahr-i-Naw
0700224952
United Methodist Committee on
Relief
StB D, Qalai Fatullah
0799278763
0787756836
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBnewBgbgm-umcBorg/umcor/
United Nation Human Settlements
Programme
Hs. 235, St. 8, Taimani
0700282464
0707461125
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunhabitat-afgBorg
Jan Turkstra
United Nations Assistance Mission
UNAMA Compound B
Charah-i-Zambaq, Peace Avenue
Shah Mahmood Ghazi Watt
Post Box 3205
0790006121
00390831246121
Fax:
003E08312463D3
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Strategic Communication and Spokespersons Unit
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNOCA Compound, Jalalabad Rd.
Pul-i-Charkhi, Post Box D4
0790507002
0790507003
Fax:
00870764042D30
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.unicef.org
Representative: Peter Crowley
United Nations Department of
Safety and Security
Hanzala Masjid, in front of the
Netherlands Embassy
0700281673
[email protected]
Chief Security Advisor: Annette Leijenaar
United Nations Development Fund
for Women
UNDP, Country of�ce, Post Box D
0700285454
[email protected],
Web:
www.afghanistan.unifem.org
United Nations Development
Programme
UNDP Compound (OppB Turkish
Watt, Post Box 5
0202124098
0700475714
Fax:
00873763468836
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.undp.org.af
Public Information & Advocacy Of�cer:
Fezeh Hosseini
United Nations Educational,
Hs. 1143, Central Square, Shirpoor
0700283008
0796647626
0773030330
Fax:
00837763468836
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunescoBorg/kabul
Director:
Shigeru Aoyagi
Contacts: Kabul Province
United Nations Environment
Programme
Room No. 32, UNOPS Building,
UNOCA compound, Jalalabad Road
0799131618
[email protected],
Web:
wwwBunepBorg/con�ictsanddisasters/
Jali Modaqiq
United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees
HsB 41, Peace Ave, Shahr-i-Naw
Post Box 3232
0202200381
0700279210
0708288247
008821651121675
Fax:
00412273E7D01
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.unhcr.org
United Nations Humanitarian Air
Services
St. 15, Lane 3 (Left side)
Shirpoor
079766230
0797662025
0797662032
[email protected]
[email protected]
Air Transport Of�cer: Alvaro Garofali
United Nations Industrial
Development Organisation
Shah Mahmood Ghazi Watt
0202124135
0799306311
0700808404
Fax:
00873763468836
[email protected]
Web:
www.unido.org
Head of Operation: Fakhruddin Azizi
UNMACCA
United Nations Mine Action
Coordination Centre for
Sedarat Square, Post Box 520
0700392184
[email protected]
Web:
www.macca.org.af
Programme Director: Mohammad Haider Reza
UNODC United
HsB 2D7, StB14E District 4, Zone 1
Kolola Pushta, Post Box 5
0798416325
0796728167
0797222828
Fax:
004312606074743
[email protected]
Web:
www.unodc.org
Special Advisor to the SRSG on Counter Narcotics,
Representative Afghanistan Country Of�ce:
Jean-Luc Lemahieu
UNOPS United
for
Project
Services
Center (AGOC), UNOCA compound
Jalalabad Rd, Post Box 1772
0799257584
Fax:
00E3700 667788
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunopsBorg/agoc
Contact Person: Bruce McCarron
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNOCA Compound, Jalalabad Rd
Post Box 16030
0707119999
Web:
www.afghanistan.unfpa.org
Representative: Arie Hoekman
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United Nations Volunteers
UNDP Compound
Opp. Turkish Embassy
Shah Mahmood Ghazi Watt
0700282D21 / 0700282D20
0202124303
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.unv.org
Director:
Stuart Moran
United Nations World Health
UNOCA Compound, Jalalabad Rd.
Pul-i-Charkhi
0700279010
0799761066
0700281116
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBemroBwhoBint/Afghanistan
Country Representative: Peter Jan Graaff
USAID
US Agency for International
Development
Of�ce of Program and Project
Development CAFÉ
Compound Opp. the US Embassy
Great Massoud Rd, Post Box 6180
070108001
Fax:
0012022166488
[email protected]
Web:
www.Afghanistan.usaid.gov
USFOR-A
US Forces Afghanistan
Between Amani High School and
JFP Compound, Shahr-i-Naw
0799512919
0707355965
[email protected]
swa.army.mil
VAWR
Voice of Afghan Woman Radio
Next to Rahim Gardizi Limited
Salang Watt
0700275089
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director General: Jamila Mujahed
VOA Ashna
Voice of America, Ashna TV &
Hs. 26, St. 15, Wazir Akbar Khan
Post Box 214
0752004166
0799774477
0700277198
008821689850499
Fax:
0042221121E13
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.voanews.com
Coordinator:
Mohammad Ekram Shinwari
VoF
Voice of Freedom (Radio and
Newspaper)
ISAF Headquarters (near the US
0799156238
0799511320
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBsada-i-azadiBnet
Media Director: Gernot Gierlinger
WADAN
Welfare Association for the
Development of Afghanistan
HsB 6, StB NoB3, Deburi close to
Masjed Qasab-i-Jawanmard
Post Box 10043
07EE88EE28 / 07D201D178
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.wadan.org
Programme Manager: Inayatullah Niazi
Wahdat Library
Kampany StreetB Kot-i- Sangi
Nyaz-Beg
0700252598
[email protected]
Contact Person: Ahmad Shah Wadat
Contacts: Kabul Province
WCH
War Child Holland
StB 8, Qalai Fatullah
070042D620 / 0772067074
[email protected]
Web:
www.warchild.nl
Country Representative: Cathy O’Grady
Welthungerhilfe/German
AgroAction
Hs. 9, St. 3, Taimani Rd., Taimani
0799887739
[email protected]
Web:
www.welthungerhilfe.de
WCS
Wildlife Conservation Society
Hs. 5, St. 1, right side of
Qalai Fatullah main road
0798981967
008821655582607
Fax:
00E32031D34D6
Country Director: David Lawson
WCLRF
Women and Children Legal
Research Foundation
St. 5 (in front of the Armaghan
Training Centre) west side of
Kabul University, Deh Bori
0700649191
0700076557
0752002614
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.wclrf.org.af
Media & Public Relations Programme Manager:
Wazhma Abdulrahimzay
WAA
Women Assistance Association
School StB, Shahr-i-Naw
0799328734
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
Fahima Kakar
Women for Women International
HsB 171, StB 4, Qalai Fatullah
0700206803
0775976567
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.womenforwomen.org
Country Director: Sweeta Noori
Women Mirror
Hs. 186, St. 12, Wazir Akbar Khan
Director:
Shokria Barikzay
Women, Peace and Governance
Unit (Resource Center for Women
in Politics)
Muslim StB, (OppB Bakhtar News &
near to Ministry of Haj) District 10
Shahr-i-Naw
0786163640 / 07E8E7E244
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanistan.unifem.org
Deputy Unit Manager: Katayon Qahir
The World Bank
Hs. 19, St. 15, Wazir Akbar Khan
0700276002
0700240924
0700280800
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.worldbank.org.af
Country Director: Nicholas JB Krafft
World Food Programme
St. 4, Koshani Watt (Behind Kabul
Bank), Shahr-i-Naw
Post Box 1093
07E7662000-04
0797662116
Fax:
0087376308ED61
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBwfpBorg/afghanistan
Country Director: Stefano Porretti
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YAAR
Youth Assembly for Afghan
Rehabilitation
Hs. 144, St. 8, Taimani
Post Box 5980
Youth in Action Association
Dth Floor, Afghan Carpet Guild
Plaza, west of Chaman-e-Hozori
078826664D / 070026664D
0799301951
[email protected]
Web:
www.youthinaction.org.af
Sayed Ikram Afzali
Zardozi - Markets for Afghan
Artisans
St. beside Insaf Hotel, MOI Rd.
Charrah-i-Ansari
07EE1ED623 / 0700287E63
0799336691
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanartisans.com
Director Programmes: Kerry Jane Jilson
Badakhshan Province
Faizabad City, Faizabad, Post Box
6066, Karte Parwan Post Of�ce
0795194664
0799299143
0799276354
008821684400143-44
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanaid.org.uk
Provincial Programme Manager:
Habibullah Mujadadi
AHRO
Contacts: Provincial
207
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
Guzari Chukurak
Near Mandai Khona, Faizabad
0700029479
0700731917
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Project Manager (Health): Nazrul Islam
CAF
Care of Afghan Families
HsB 2E, Sarake-i-Masjid Imam
Bukhari, Hese-i-Se, Shahr-i-Naw
Faizabad
07778223E4/D
Web:
www.caf.org.af
Project Manager: Sayed Amanullah Zahed
CFA
Region 5, Imam Muslim Street
Shahr-i-Naw (next to ACTED of�ce)
Faizabad
0707042459
Web:
www.childfund.org
Concern Worldwide
Bank Street across from
Badakhshan Provincial Council’s
Of�ce, Faizabad
0795760551
[email protected]
Web:
www.concern.net
Programme Coordinator: Azima Roya
CCA
Cooperation Center for
Faizabad
008821621138244
[email protected]
Web:
www.cca.org.af
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
Faizabad
0799272961
0798981588
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
High school, Faizabad
0700259100
[email protected]
Contact Person: Wali
Department of Rural Rehabilitation
and Development (II)
Faizabad
0799477211
Director:
Pear Mohammad
FOCUS
FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance
OppB GTZ Of�ce, Shahr-i-Naw
Faizabad
0799345002
0799799178
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBakdnBorg/focus
Deputy Programme Coordinator:
GTZ/BEPA
GTZ Basic Education Program
New Building TTC, Near the Female
Park, Faizabad
0799028316
0777900431
[email protected]
Web:
www.bepafg.com
International Assistance Mission
Below Saif-e Shahid High School
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(next to the Department of Rural
Development), Faizabad
PO Box 625
0707747710
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBiam-afghanistanBorg
Regional Manager: John Meyers
MEDAIR
MEDAIR
Shahr-i-Naw, District D
Dasht-i-Sangi Muhr, Faizabad
0799613445
0700296778
008821652030399
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.medair.org
Project Support Manager, Badakshan:
Elsbeth Koning
Mercy Corps
Faizabad
0793506721
0799010536
[email protected]
Web:
www.mercycorps.org
Operations Manager: Noor Khan Akbary
Ahmad Maghaza Street
New Faizabad
0799300554
Web:
www.miseast.org
Provincial Programme Manager:
Jonathan Bartolozzi
MOVE
MOVE Welfare Organization
Emam Bukhari Mosque Street
Shahr-i-Naw, Faizabad
0799580606
0787336546
sha�[email protected]
[email protected]
Project Manager: Hamid
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
District D of Shahr-i-Naw, Faizabad
0799299179
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Nazira Badakhsh
NAC
Norwegian Afghanistan
Committee
Shahr-i-Naw, Faizabad
0756310443
0799499752
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanistan.com.
Of�cer in Charge: Faqir Khan
Hasa Awal Opposite of Da
Afghanistan Bank, Faizabad
0799830574
0799830576
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.oxfam.org.uk
Programme Coordinator: Nasima Sahar
Partners in Revitalization and
Shahr-i-Naw, Faizabad
0700724584
Web:
www.prb.org.af
Admin Of�cer: Abdul Baseer
United Nations Assistance Mission
Shahr-i-Naw District D, behind
Department of Rural Rehabilitation
and Development, Faizabad
PO Box 3205
0799822337
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Contacts: Provincial
United Nations Children’s Fund
Faizabad
0798507384
[email protected]
Web:
www.unicef.org
UNODC United
Faizabad
0799268596
008821644421117
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.unodc.org
United Nations World Health
Shahr-i-Naw, Faizabad
0799322134
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBemroBwhoBint/Afghanistan
National Health Coordinator (NHC):
Sayed Mazari Nasiri
WADAN
The Welfare Association for the
Development of Afghanistan
HsB 2, Uzbaks street, Shahr-i-Naw
Faizabad
0799462055
0799889928
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.wadan.org
Coordinator:
Gulam Dastageer
Badghis Province
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
Qala-i-Naw
0700565651
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Area Manager: A.S.M Mehedi Hasan Khan
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
Qala-i-Naw
0799471549
Director:
Ha�zullah
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
near the Judiciary, Qala-i-Naw
0799078692
[email protected]
Contact Person: Syed Rasoul
Department of Rural Rehabilitation
and Development (II)
Qala-i-Naw
0799078692
Director:
MOVE
MOVE Welfare Organization
Kocha Dahan Baghak
House, Qala-i-Naw
0793509015
0795577543
[email protected]
[email protected]
Project Manager: Ezatullah Kamjo
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Qala-i-Naw District, �rst Jalayat
St., Next to Afghanistan
Of�ce, Qala-i-Naw
0799775365
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Haroon Anis
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United Nations Assistance Mission
Mohammad, Qala-i-Naw
PO Box 3205
0799772587
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Head of Of�ce: Juma khan Haidery
Baghlan Province
ADA
Afghanistan Development
HsB 3, Bandar-i-Share Kohna, on
left side of main road to Nahreen
0799428636
[email protected]
Web:
www.ada.org.af
Provincial Manager: Samay Gul
AHRO
0797545241
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.ahro.af
Aga Khan Education Services,
HsB 384, StB 1, Silo, District 2
0797995488
Web:
www.akdn.org
Administrative Assistant: Shujauddin Sultani
Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan
600 Koti, Zer-i-Mada, Pul-i-Khumri
0793144897
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBakdnBorg/akf
Regional Director:
Raghavendra Pratap Singh
ACTED
Agency for Technical Cooperation
and Development
Shirdad House, 3rd Region
Shashsad Kotee, Pul-i-Khumri
0700010147
[email protected]
Web:
www.acted.org
Base Manager: Ahmad Talib Shinwari
Baghlan Institute of Higher
0755910292
0700037997
Rector:
Bakhtar Development Network
House of Qumandan Fazluddin
Ayar, Sarake Jadid Shashsad Koti
0700522856
[email protected];
Web:
www.bdn.org.af
Acting Project Manager: Farid Ahmad
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
Dosatkoti, Pul-i-Khumri
0700744243
0700730775
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
CFA
Beside Club-i-Madan, Region 3
0799290581
[email protected]
Web:
www.childfund.org
Contacts: Provincial
211
CCA
Cooperation Center for
Near Agha Khan Foundation
008821621138244
[email protected]
Web:
www.cca.org.af
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0797065427
0700876133
0799108408
nadiBrau�@yahooBcom
Director:
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
0799181415
0799343236
[email protected]
Contact Person: Ahmad Nero
Emergency Programme of Italian
Bagh-i-Qahwakhana (near the
Court Of�ce), Pul-i-Khumri
0700287100
0700286272
008821633324414
Foundation for Culture and Civil
Society
008821633352799
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanfccs.org
Ghazni Rural Support Program
Across from Club Madan Street
Khatamol Anbeya Mosque Rd
0777900268
0708434100
[email protected]
Web:
www.grsp.af
Provincial Manager: Bunyad Ali Karemi
Helvetas
Helvetas Afghanistan
Tala-wa-Barfak, Baghlan
0773300104
[email protected]
Web:
www.helvetas.org
Contact Person: Fazl Rahman
Provincial Rd., Area 3, Shash Sad
Koti (at the side of Bandedou
0797192158
[email protected]
Web:
www.hbaid.org
Programme Director: Zoltan Venczel
Mercy Corps (IDEA-NEW)
0793506654
0799104263
[email protected]
Web:
www.mercycorps.org
Deputy Programme Manager: Ha�zullah
Mercy Corps (FIRUP)
07E3D06668 / 07EE211D11
[email protected]
Web:
www.mercycorps.org
Programme Manager: Mohammad Younus
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Shahr-i-Naw, behind the Haidary
0786539805
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Dost Mohammad
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Nye Nye
behind Agriculture dept,
0799151451
[email protected]
Web:
www.nyeexpress.com
Of�ce Manager: Said Kabir Faqiri
Partners in Revitalization and
Sarak Awal Silo, in front of AKF
0799336798
[email protected]
Web:
www.prb.org.af
Of�cer in Charge: Ismail Ghafoori
United Nations Assistance Mission
Bagh-e-Qahwa Khana, beside the
river, Pul-i-Khumri, PO Box 320D
0700222763
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Head of Of�ce: Bojidar Dimitrov
Balkh Province
ActionAid Afghanistan
HsB 30, Pul-i-Hawaiee Street
Pul-i-Hawaiee, Mazar-i-Sharif
0798025308
07E703D037/8
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.actionaidafg.org
Provincial Manager: Abdul Bashir. Noori
Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for
Rehabilitation and Recreation
Mazar-i-Sharif City
0774799600
[email protected]
Web:
www.aabrar.org
Field Coordinator: Farid Barekzi
ACSFo
Afghan Civil Society Forum-
St. 2, North of Balkh
Telecommunication Directory
Mazar-i-Sharif
0793559425
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBacsfBaf/wwwBacsf-rcBcom
Regional Manager: Soroush Kazimi
Afghan Landmine Survivors’
HsB 10, the �rst lane after lane 2
at the Police Station, Kart-e Shafa
Khana Alkuzay Square
Mazar-i-Sharif
0775027080
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanlandminesurvivors.org
Regional Manager: Liaqat Ali Hatif
Jeb:
wwwBaset-ukBorg
International Director: Dan Browne
AWEC
Afghan Women’s Educational
Center
Mazar-i-Sharif
0799373113
[email protected]
Web:
www.awec.info
Project Manager:
Abdul Qahar Saboor
Contacts: Provincial
213
ACBAR
Agency Coordinating Body for
Afghan Relief
Darwaz-e-Jamhoriate
Kocha-e-Aka Yassin, Mazar-i-Sharif
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.acbar.org
Agency for Rehabilitation
and Energy Conservation in
Kartai Bakhti, next to Takya Khana
and Masjid Mehdi, Mazar-i-Sharif
0795331186
0786401531
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jamal
ACTED
Agency for Technical Cooperation
and Development
School), Mazar-i-Sharif
0700501310
[email protected]
Web:
www.acted.org
Base Manager: Sayeed Zaman Hashami
Children, A New Approach
Mazar-i-Sharif
0700509402
[email protected]
Web:
www.aschaina.com
Cordinator:
Bakhtar Development Network
Old Central Jail Rd., Kart e Bukhdi
Main Street, Mazar-i-Sharif
0787690333
[email protected]
Web:
www.bdn.org.af
Project Coordinator: Yama Luqmani
AHRO
HsB 2D7 near to Daqiqa Balkhi
High School, Karti Sulaha
Mazar-i-Sharif
0798102936
[email protected]
Web:
www.ahro.af
Fariba Akbari
AIHRC
Former Iranian Consulate
District 1, Mazar-i-Sharif
0700511246
0799154462
[email protected]
Web:
www.aihrc.org.af
Regional Programme Manager:
Qazi Sayed Mohamd Samee
Afghanistan Information
Management Services
East of Blue Mosque (Roza-e-
Mobarak), Beside the Pashtanay
Bank, new building of M. Hashim
Barat Commercial Market 3rd
�oor, Of�ce NoB 306, Mazar-i-Sharif
PO Box 5906
0700723131
[email protected]
Web:
www.aims.org.af
Acting Regional Manager: Ahmad Walid Ghyasi
ANSO Afghanistan
Safety
ANSO Northern Region Of�ce
Mazar-i-Sharif
0799404617
0799408252
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.afgnso.org
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Balkh University
Mazar-i-Sharif
0700517255
Habibullah Habib
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
Sarake Chilmetra, Dokan-e-Kamar
Guzar-i-Marmol, Mazar-i-Sharif
0700539360
0700260219
0700511123
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Regional Manager MF: Mohammad Salim Akand
CAFE
Central Asian Free Exchange
Guzar-i-Marmol (OppB Mosque 1)
Mazar-i-Sharif
0700D0E2D2 / 07EE23EE88
[email protected]
Web:
www.cafengo.org
Regional Director:
Rob Graves
Civil Society Human Rights
Network
Mazar-i-Sharif
0799631854
n[email protected]
Web:
www.cshrn.af
North Coordinator: Nasima Azkia
CCA
Cooperation Center for
Near ICRC of�ce, Karte Bokhdi
Mazar-i-Sharif
0700500373
[email protected]
Web:
www.cca.org.af
Regional Manager: Masuma Wasiq
Coordination of Afghan Relief
Mastofyat St. (beside Mohammad
Gul Khan mosque), Mazar-i-Sharif
0774970307
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.coar.org.af
Regional Manager: Mohammad Tawoos Salimee
HsB 2664, StB 3, Darwazi
Jamhoriat, Fardawsi Park, back of
Custom House, Mazar-i-Sharif
0799104830
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBcha-netBorg
Of�ce Manager: Mohammad Rashid Sakandari
DACAAR
Danish Committee for Aid to
Afghan Refugees
Opp. the Mosque, Marmul Street,
District 1, Mazar-i-Sharif
0799100612
0793407908
[email protected]
Web:
www.dacaar.org
Jater & Sanitation Programme Provincial Manager:
Abdul Matin
Danish Demining Group
District 3, StB 2, behind Tafausat in
front of Kamgar House
Mazar-i-Sharif
0799807374
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.drc.dk
Site Operation Of�cer: Mohammad Gul
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0700215773
0700508251
[email protected]
Director:
Kateb Shams
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
Mazar-i-Sharif
070501983
Contacts: Provincial
215
[email protected]
Director:
Abdul Basit
DCA
Dutch Committee for Afghanistan
Qabela Parween Street, behind
Tafahossat, Mazar-i-Sharif
0799188187
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBdca-vetBnl
Deputy Regional Director: Miralam Darwish
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations
Department of Agriculture, in front
of Kefayat Hotel, Mazar-i-Sharif
0700284431
0700500782
0799863201
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.fao.org
GTZ
GmbH/German Technical
Mazar Civilian Hospital Road and
Guzar-e-Say Dokan, Mazar-i-Sharif
0795087332
0705853365
wolfgangB�[email protected]
Web:
www.gtz.de
GTZ/BEPA
GTZ Basic Education Program
Project S Zerahat, OppB Sha�
Pump Station, Mazar-i-Sharif
0799096925
0777900360
[email protected]
Web:
www.bepafg.com
Head of Of�ce: David Majed
HealthNet–Trans cultural
Psychosocial Organization
Industrial Park, Sarak-e-chil mitra
East of Noor Intersection
Mazar-i-Sharif
0789780678
0789880675
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.healthnettpo.org
Deputy Programme Coordinator for North:
Mirwais Beheshti
IARCSC
Independent Administrative
Reform and Civil Services
in front of Balkh University,
Tafahusat, Mazar-i-Sharif
0700503670
Web:
www.iarcsc.gov.af
Director:
Sayed Mohammad Taqi Sadat
International Assistance Mission
Koche-e-Marmol (behind Sultan
Rarzia High School), Mazar-i-Sharif
Post Box 25
0799199622
0700504393
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBiam-afghanistanBorg
Regional Manager: Rita Reading
IFRC
International Federation of Red
Cross and Red Crescent Societies
ARCS Compound, district 10
Karte Ariana, Mazar-i-Sharif
0700501995
[email protected]
Web:
www.arcs.org.af
Head of Of�ce: Mohammad Jahid
Islamic Relief – Afghanistan
HsB 4D StB2, Guzar Pol-e-Hawayee
in front of Salman Fars Mosque
Mazar-i-Sharif
0774582048
Jeb:
wwwBislamic-reliefBcom
www.irafghanistan.org
Programme Of�cer: Hamid
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JDAI
Joint Development Associates
International
Karte Parsa, Mazar-i-Sharif
0700D0603D / 07EE8687DE
[email protected]
Programme Coordinator: Mark J. Henning
Leprosy Control Organization
St. 3, Nawshad Project
Dasht-i-Shor, Mazar-i-Sharif
Post Box 6057
0799184297
0771151010
[email protected]
Of�ce Manager: Habiby
Marie Stopes International -
Razia High School, Mazar-i-Sharif
Post Box 5858
0787889503
Fax:
077D101020
Web:
www.mariestopes.org
Provincial coordinator: Rahmatudin
Jughdak, Road of Rasul Barat
Mosque, Mazar-i-Sharif
0772834326
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.medicamondiale.org
ProgrammeCoordinator: Diba Hareer
Mercy Corps
Mazar-i-Sharif
0793506800
0797456037
[email protected]
Web:
www.mercycorps.org
Of�ce Coordinator: Nasratullah Nasrat
National Democratic Institute for
International Affairs
HsB02, StB 01, District 7
Karte Amani, in front of Jamshidi
Pump station
0796074680
Web:
www.ndi.org
Regional ProgrammeManager: Abdullah Aziz
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Hs. 2, St. 5, Karte Bukhdi
Salib Surkh Street, Mazar-i-Sharif
0799263600
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Mohammad Humayoon Ajam
NRC
Norwegian Refugee Council
Old Jail Rd, behind Marco Polo
Hotel, oppB Jorld Food Program
Mazar-i-Sharif
0795123263
0799229716
0799414302
008821644413842
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.nrc.no
Project Coordinator: Caroline Howard
Nye Nye
Mazar-i-Sharif
0787885172
ishaq_hani�@yahooBcom
Web:
www.nyeexpress.com
Partners in Revitalization and
Nights Hotel Street, behind Balkh
Communications Department
Mazar-i-Sharif
0799760022
0700500463
Contacts: Provincial
217
[email protected]
Web:
www.prb.org.af
Of�cer in Charge: Kazem
Peace Winds Japan
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBpeace-windsBorg/en
Country Representative: Tetsuya Myojo
People in Need
Kochi Baba Qamber 82
Mazar-i-Sharif
0705899111
[email protected]
Web:
www.peopleinneed.cz
Logistic Of�cer: Abdul Rahim
Radio Killid
Guzar-e-Bagh Mirza Qasim
District 3, Mazar-i-Sharif
0755013313
[email protected]
Web:
www.killid.com
Rural Rehabilitation Association
for Afghanistan
St. 4, Sayed Abad Rd.
Kart-i-Moula Ali, Mazar-i-Sharif
0700D00441 / 07EE1D2036
0700702474
[email protected]
[email protected]
Regional Manager: Abdul Sattar Sayed
Sanayee Development
HsB16, Darwazai Jamhori
across from Maulana Hospital
Mazar-i-Sharif
0799237607
[email protected]
Web:
www.sanayee.org.af
Mohammad Ra�q Bromand
Save the Children International
Mandawi, Karti Mamorin, District
NoB 2 (In front of Dr Sowaida’s HsB)
Mazar-i-Sharif
0700521782
[email protected]
Web:
www.savethechildren.org.uk
www.savechildren.org
Provincial Senior Manager:
Mohammad Haroon Asadi
SAF
Solidarity for Afghan Families
Charahi Hajat Rawa, Khan-i-Ashraf
Ramazan, Mazar-i-Sharif
0773001012
Web:
www.saf.org.af
ProgrammeManager: Abdul Basir Mawlawi Zada
SCA
Swedish Committee for
HsB 722 StB 2, Kart-i-Mamorin
Mazar-i-Sharif
0700299306
0700510765
008821654250356
[email protected]
Web:
www.swedishcommittee.org
Of�ce Administrator: Enayatullah Ghafari
Turkmenistan Consulate
RdB, Mazar-i-Sharif
0700501382
0799569311
Kabayev Bazarbai
United Nations Assistance Mission
Sillo Main Road, Zabiullah Shaeed
Intersection, South of Blue Mosque
Mazar-i-Sharif, PO Box 320D
0706130024
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Head of Of�ce: Pavel Ershov
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United Nations Children’s Fund
Mazar-i-Sharif
0798507376
[email protected]
Web:
www.unicef.org
United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees
Kart-e Shafakhana, Behind
Mandawi, Mazar-i-Sharif
0041227397504
0700064673
8821651121598
Fax:
00412273E7D0D
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.unhcr.org
Head of Sub Of�ce: Aurvasi Patel
UNODC United
Mazar-i-Sharif
0799764703
[email protected]
Web:
www.unodc.org
Provincial Coordinator: Lutf Rahman Lut�
United Nations World Health
Chara-e-Haji Ayoub, beside Farabi
Hospital, Mazar-i-Sharif
0700288401
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBemroBwhoBint/Afghanistan
National Health Coordinator (NHC/OIC):
Mir Ahmad Ghaffary
WADAN
The Welfare Association for the
Development of Afghanistan
Shar-e-Safa Apartment building
Mazar-i-Sharif
0799691548
0799889928
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.wadan.org
Regional Coordinator: Qazi Subhanullah Lodin
Welthungerhilfe/German
AgroAction
c/o ACBAR Mazar Field Of�ce
Darwaza-i-Jamhoriat,
Kocha-i-Aka Yassin, Mazar-i-Sharif
0799887739
[email protected]
Web:
www.welthungerhilfe.de
Country Director: James Curtis
Women for Women International
HsB 1E, Gozar-e-Sultan Ghiasudin
Kocha-e-Qabela Parween
Mazar-i-Sharif, PO Box 3D
077DE76D67 / 07E8127E2E
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.womenforwomen.org
Of�ce Manager: Zainab Reza
Bamiyan Province
Adventist Development and Relief
Agency
Panjao
0799828852
[email protected]
Web:
www.adra.euroafrica.org
Project Director: Konrad Juszkiewicz
ACSFO
Afghan Civil Society Forum
Zargaran Area (Opp. Takia Khana)
0793559428
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBacsfBaf/wwwBacsf-rcBcom
Regional Manager: Fardin Bayat
AIHRC
Chawni, next to Hotel Garzandoy
Contacts: Provincial
219
0799473861
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.aihrc.org.af
Regional Programme Manager: Abdul Ahad Farzam
Aga Khan Foundation
near Airport, Sar Asyab
0799418060
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBakdnBorg/akf
Regional Director:
Robert Thelen
AADA
Agency for Assistance and
Development of Afghanistan
Sar Asyab, behind UNAMA of�ce
0789508161
Web:
www.aada.org.af
Provincial Project Manager: Fazel Rahman Hashir
Bamyan University
Next to Civilian Hospital
0799316882
[email protected]
Hamidullah
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
Sar Asyab, near Airport
0706080471
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Catholic Relief Services
Sar Asyab Village
0793130092
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.crs.org
Head of Of�ce: Bernie FB Chaves
Civil Society Human Rights
Network
0708279439
Web:
www.cshrn.af
Coordinator:
CCA
Cooperation Center for
Next to Ghol Ghola, Shahr-i-Naw
0799036653
[email protected]
Web:
www.cca.org.af
Sayed Ahmad
CCA
Cooperation Center for
Near CHF of�ce, Shahr-i-Naw
Yakawlang
008821621138244
[email protected]
Web:
www.cca.org.af
Zargham
Coordination of Afghan Relief
Near Bamiyan Airport, Bamiyan
Center
0700956498
0798252893
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.coar.org.af
Provincial Manager: Dilawar Darwesh
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0799354059
0799661029
[email protected]
Director:
Mohammad Tahir
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
0799315655
Director:
Younus Baiser
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FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations
Mullah Gholam Research Farm
0799149874
0789735092
008821643339370
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.fao.org
National Seed Of�cer: Hakim Tawhedi
Helvetas Afghanistan
North of the Airport,
0773300132
0774076756
0778159712
008821621011259
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.helvetas.org
Contact Person: Reza Ahmadi
IbnSina Public Health Programme
for Afghanistan
Tolwara Village (OppB But-i-Kalan)
0786385886
[email protected]
Project Manager: Ghulam Hazrat
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
End of Bazar, near to Hamam
Safa, from east location of Bazar
�rst sub-street on the right,
Bamiyan
0799393023
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Anwar
NRC
Norwegian Refugee Council
Sar Asyab, Between ICRC and
UNICEF, Bamiyan
0799147829
0772059701
0776618810
008821621295011
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.nrc.no
Of�ce Administrator: Akbar Ahmadi
PAN
Pajhwok Afghan News
07EE36EE43 / 07081E8206
[email protected]
Web:
www.pajhwok.com
Contact Person: Hadi Ghafari
Save the Children International
0796331991
0799054410
[email protected]
Web:
www.savethechildren.org.uk
www.savechildren.org
SAB
Close to ICRC, Sar Asyab, Bamiyan
0799501027
[email protected]
Web:
www.assosab.be
SA
Sar Asiab, Kucha-e-Zendan
in front of DDR, Bamiyan
0799303633
[email protected]
Web:
www.solidarites.org
Country Director: Hassan El Sayed
SCRCSO
Rehabilitation, Cultural and Social
Next to Giant Buddha, Old Bazaar
of Bamiyan
0799472483
0796843427
0774813456
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.baharaf.org
Director:
Contacts: Provincial
221
Institute
North of Airport, Dasht-e-Essa
Khan Bamiyan
0795233010
0773741960
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.helvetas.org
Project Manager: Helaluddin Musadiq
United Nations Assistance Mission
Main Airport Road, Sar Asyab
Bamiyan, Post Box 3205
0799822329
0790006461
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
United Nations Children’s Fund
Bamiyan
0798507277
[email protected]
Web:
www.unicef.org
United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees
Sar Asyab, Bamiyan
07081E7ED8 / 07081E7ED6
Fax:
00873763033321
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.unhcr.org
Snr. Prog. Asst. Team Leader:
Day Kundi Province
ACF
Action Contre La Faim
Zard Nay village centre of Nili
0706617579
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.actioncontrelafaim.org
Programme Manager: Ali Yousa�
AIHRC
Nili, Khawalak, beside UNAMA Of�ce
0799343970
077621100E / 07781463ED
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.aihrc.org.af
Provincial Programme Manager:
Abdul Samad Faiq
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
Khawalak, Nili
0706039732
ra�[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Area Manager: Mohammad Ra�qul Islam
CCA
Cooperation Center for
Bazaar-i-Chaparak, Alqan District
008821621138007
[email protected]
Web:
www.cca.org.af
Coordination of Afghan Relief
0772623363
[email protected]
Web:
www.coar.org.af
Provincial Manager: Abdul Wakeel
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0708302005
0703195553
0775106515
[email protected]
Director:
Mehdi Movahidi
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Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
Nili, Shahr-i-Naw
[email protected]
Ghazni Rural Support Program
0777900275
0777900272
[email protected]
Web:
www.grsp.af
Programme Manager: Mohammad Mussa
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Chardiar Dasht, Near the Munbar
0796862588
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Ali Jan
Near Masjid Jami Hawli Dasht
Valley, Nili
0708294201
0708294204
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.oxfam.org.uk
Programme Coordinator: Mohammad Juma
United Nations Assistance Mission
UN Compounds, Nili, PO Box 3205
077DD8E001 / 07E68D6722
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Political Affairs Of�cer: Bornfree Adile
United Nations Children’s Fund
0798507282
[email protected]
Web:
www.unicef.org
Farah Province
ADA
Afghanistan Development
close to the HELP of�ce
0799597953
0799556812
[email protected]
Web:
www.ada.org.af
Provincial Manager: Abdul Saboor Khedmat
(south of Barq Bus Station)
0799615389
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBcha-netBorg
Of�ce Manager: Malik Afghan Jakili
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
07EE602260 / 07EE683028
0799591933
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
1 PD, east of the Jheat Market
Farah city
0799095499
[email protected]
Director:
Abdul Rawoof
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
District 4, StB 8, near Farah jail
(Mahbas), DrB Mohammad house
0799393023
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Saifullah
Contacts: Provincial
United Nations Assistance Mission
Main City Area, PO Box 3205
0799341848
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Governance Of�cer: Mohammad Gul Sedequi
Faryab Province
AWEC
Afghan Women’s Educational
Center
0799154137
[email protected]
Web:
www.awec.info
Project Manager:
ADA
Afghanistan Development
District 2, Tatara Khana
0772374678
0799461236
[email protected]
Web:
www.ada.org.af
Provincial Manager: Ibrahim Mangal
AIHRC
Airport Road, next to Neswan No. 3
0799250553
0777250553
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.aihrc.org.af
Provincial Programme Manager:
Sayed Ha�zullah Fetrat
AADA
Agency for Assistance and
Development of Afghanistan
Airport Rd (Opp. Imam Abu Hanifa
Mosque), Maimana
0799271526
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.aada.org.af
Provincial Project Manager: Qamaruddin Fakhri
ACTED
Agency for Technical Cooperation
and Development
Sarak-e-Mukhaberat, Kohi Khana
District 1, Maimana
0799173840
[email protected]
Web:
www.acted.org
Area Coordinator:
Jawid Akbary
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
0702218801
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Coordination of Afghan Relief
0772284344
[email protected]
Web:
www.coar.org.af
Provincial Manager: Asadullah
House of Abdul, Raouf Soori
near Qaisar and Almar Bus Stop
0778585735
0799169783
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBcha-netBorg
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0700730879
0799251706
Director:
Asadullah Bahar
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Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
Airport str., next to general
mosque, Faryab
0799330530
[email protected]
Director:
Faryab Institute of Higher
0799274712
Director:
Faizullah Habibi
International Assistance Mission
Maimana, PO Box 625
0799615787
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBiam-afghanistanBorg
CDP Project Manager: Barbel Beck
INTERSOS Humanitarian Aid
in front of Abu Muslum High
0799713982
[email protected]
Web:
www.intersos.org
Project Manager: Maurizio Peselj
NRC
Norwegian Refugee Council
0796553376
0700186518
008821667223346
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.nrc.no
Project Coordinator: Vincente Trinidad
Partners in Revitalization and
Near Masjid Ikhlas, Shahr-i-Naw
Andkhoy
0799448328
[email protected]
Web:
www.prb.org.af
Admin Manager: Mohammad Arif
Sanayee Development
Next to Koyas radio station
Koch-e-sabzi Mandawi
0799480787
[email protected]
Web:
www.sanayee.org.af
Mohammad Wazir
Save the Children International
0799417695
[email protected]
Web:
www.savethechildren.org.uk
www.savechildren.org
Provincial Sr. Manager: Sohail Azami
SAF
Solidarity for Afghan Families
HsB308, Guzar-e-Tandorak, StB 4
0799158845
[email protected]
Web:
www.saf.org.af
Programme Manager:
United Nations Assistance Mission
North of the City Central Park
beside Pashtany Bank, Arabkhana
City, Maimana, Post Box 3205
0797662500
[email protected]
Web:
www.unama.unmissions.org
United Nations Children’s Fund
0798507387
[email protected]
Web:
www.unicef.org
Contacts: Provincial
United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees
PD 1, Street 1, Kohi Khana
0700282647
008873762929185
008821651102577
Fax:
008873762736186
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.unhcr.org
SnrB Field Assistant: AbdBBasir Sdiqyar
Ghazni Province
AWEEO
Afghan Women Empowerment &
Third Plan
0773133989
[email protected]
Director:
Jamshid
AWSE
Afghan Women Services and
0772102597
[email protected]
Web:
www.awse.org.af
Contact Person: Rahela Sajadi
AWEC
Afghan Women’s Educational
Center
0786706493
[email protected]
Web:
www.awec.info
Project Of�cer: Sayed Obaidullah Hashimi
ADA
Afghanistan Development
Plan 3, Sardar Khan House, next
to Shamsul Ari�n High School
0799144601
[email protected]
Web:
www.ada.org.af
Provincial Manager: Nasrullah
AADA
Agency for Assistance and
Development of Afghanistan
Plan 3, Opp. Mohammadi Mosque
0799337895
Web:
www.aada.org.af
Provincial Project Manager: Mirwais Sediqi
Bakhtar Development Network
In front of old fuel tank
Cinema street
0707367273
Web:
www.bdn.org.af
Project Manager:
Abdul Wakil Besmil
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
Plan-e-Say
0700871605
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Regional Manager-SEP: Mohammad Abdus Sattar
Coordination of Afghan Relief
Jahan Malika Girl High School Lane
0797410371
[email protected]
Web:
www.coar.org.af
Provincial Coordinator: Hafeezullah
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0799227550
0700691124
0799437349
[email protected]
Director:
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
Kandahar Bus Station, next to the
Red Cross Of�ce
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0799717777
[email protected]
Director:
Ghazni Rural Support Program
Maradina Bazaar, Malistan District
0772863212
[email protected]
Web:
www.grsp.af
Enayetullah
Ghazni Rural Support Program (II)
Sangimashe Bazar, Jaghori District
0798814923
[email protected]
Web:
www.grsp.af
Aewaz Ali
HAFO
Facilitating Organization
Karta-e-Faiz Mohammad Katib
behind Airport
0786500797
0799025610
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBhafo-intBorg
Regional Manager: Saif Ali Nodrat
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
District 3, Kabul Kandahar RdB
right on Sra Mayasht Rd., left
Khuja Ahmad School Rd., next to
0799371008
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Dad Mohammad
NAC
Norwegian Afghanistan
Committee
Post-i-Chehl, Jahan Malika High
School StB (behind Farukhi
Resturant), Ghazni
0777898191
0786571574
Web:
www.afghanistan.com.
Programme Of�ce Manager: Qasim Noori
NAC
Norwegian Afghanistan
Committee (II)
adjacent to Shohola Hospital
0799465364
jfo�eldof�[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanistan.com.
Hashim Rawab
PAN
Pajhwok Afghan News
0700167946
0799823528
Web:
www.pajhwok.com
Contact Person: Shir Ahmad Haidar
Radio Killid
north of Shams-ul-Ari�n High
School, Mahtab street
0771088888
[email protected]
Web:
www.killid.com
Contact Person: Najiba Ayubi
Sanayee Development
Mandawi-e-Qand, Aday Qarabagh
across from the Swedish
Committee Regional of�ce
0799003129
Web:
www.sanayee.org.af
Abdul Rauf Ramaki
SCA
Swedish Committee for
Wahdat Street infront of Hazrati Ali
Mosque, Ghazni
0799384395
0799384393
Contacts: Provincial
227
008821644445978
Web:
www.swedishcommittee.org
Of�ce Administrator: Habib Jan
WADAN
The Welfare Association for the
Development of Afghanistan
National Tuberculosis Center
0794704976
0799889928
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.wadan.org
Supervisor:
Ghor Province
ACF
Action Contre La Faim
Taywara district
0703283982
0797595405
Web:
www.actioncontrelafaim.org
Head of Base: Abdul Wakil
Near Hari Rud River, Ghor-Herat
0798405609
0797025897
0798101830
00882168440012930
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanaid.org.uk
Provincial Programme Manager:
Abdul Rahman Tariq
AIHRC
north of Agriculture Park
0793188725
0754800056
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.aihrc.org.af
Provincial Programme Manager: Jawad Rezai
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
Nawabad, Chagcharan, Ghor
0706039776
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Catholic Relief Services
Gharb-e Familiha, HsB 212
0700400064
[email protected]
Web:
www.crs.org
Senior Support Of�cer: Shakeeb Zerak
Darai Ghazi Street, west of the city
0799298232
008821651150956
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBcha-netBorg
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0799564781
0789565195
0797069817
[email protected]
Executive Manager: Zabiullah
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
0799358524
Director:
AbB Rahman Farhang
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Department of Rural Rehabilitation
and Development (II)
0799360180
[email protected]
Contact Person: Taj Mohammad Zalal
International Assistance Mission
Lal-wa-sarjangal, Lal district
Center, Dane Saqoba village
0796199285
008821655589285
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBiam-afghanistanBorg
Regional Manager: Hannelore Stein
NDA
National Development Association
008821651106703
Contact Person: Ghafoor
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Dahan Kasi Village, near Qala
Kohna, Haji Abdul Ahmad House
0796939891
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Mohammad Hussaini
United Nations Assistance Mission
Next to Airport, Chaghcharan
Post Box 3205
0797403791
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Political Affairs Assistant: Fazllul Haq Fazel
Helmand Province
AIHRC
Nangarhar Road, opposite Girls’
High School, Lashkar Gah
0799329947
0706733129
0794950516
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.aihrc.org.af
Acting Provincial Programme Manager: Nader Nazari
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
Kabul-Laghman Rd, Lashkar Gah
0700295023
0700614879
0703682329
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Provincial Manager: Mohammad Showkat Ali
CPAU
Cooperation for Peace and Unity
Charahee Welayat, Kochae
Chaharom, Opposite SBVBS
Organisation, Lashkar Gah
0703065391
Web:
www.cpau.org.af
Contact Person: Noorrahman
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
Lashkar Gah
0777534941
0799766235
0707909099
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
Abdullah Ahmadi
Contacts: Provincial
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
Opp. police check point, Old Tower
Lashkar Gah
0700337473 / 07EE818886
[email protected]
Director:
Lashkar Gah
0707778154
[email protected]
Web:
www.emergency.it
HAFO
Facilitating Organization
Lashkar Gah
07EE4EE16E / 07E7636363
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBhafo-intBorg
Regional Manager: Farooq Nadim
Mercy Corps
Lashkar Gah
0793506363
0794424849
0708239347
[email protected]
Web:
www.mercycorps.org
Of�ce Coordinator: Mohammad Ashraf Jahidi
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
HsB, 232, Block 2, beside Doctor
Enayat Clinic, Logar St.
Lashkar Gah
0799684802
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Nesar Ahmad
WADAN
The Welfare Association for the
Development of Afghanistan
Bost St., Opp. Information,
Culture and Tourism Directorate
Lashkar Gah
0703940012
0799889928
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.wadan.org
Coordinator:
Abdul Wali
Herat Province
Afghan Institute of Learning
Park Millat Street, west of AIHRC
behind National Army Requirement
0700284326
Jeb:
wwwBcreatinghopeBorg/aboutail
Contact Person: Mohammad Ishaq Rawak
AWEC
Afghan Women’s Educational
Center
0798415891
[email protected]
Web:
www.awec.info
Project Manager: Ali jan Fasihi
AHRO
Charahi Haji Yaqoob, next to Talar
Almas, Sharikat Bradaran 4th �oor
0703188506
[email protected]
Web:
www.ahro.af
Contact Person: Amrul Haq Ayouby
AIHRC
Rudaki Highway, west of Bagh-e-
Mellat, next to ANA center, Herat
0799012018
0754010411
0700408085
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[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.aihrc.org.af
Regional Programme Manager:
Sayed Abdul Qader Rahimi
ANSO Afghanistan
Safety
0799322192
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.afgnso.org
Agency for Basic Services
Sarak-i 64 Metra, Ittehad StB
(behind Heraidost Pump Station)
0700404838
040446296
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
Javed Ahmad Noori
ACBAR
Agency Coordinating Body for
Afghan Relief
End Majidi of St., next to UNHCR
[email protected]
[email protected].org
Web:
www.acbar.org
Agency for Rehabilitation
and Energy Conservation in
Jaday Mokhaberat, Panj Rahi, Aab
Pakhsh, Bay Murghan, Floor 81848
0797182960
0700408064
[email protected]
[email protected]
Regional Director: Abdul Raqib
ARV
Agency for Rehabilitation of
0799202031
0700404147
00880216050266223
[email protected]
Head of Of�ce: Obaid Seddiqui
Afghanistan’s Children, A New
Approach
0799208411
[email protected]
Web:
www.aschaina.com
Coordinator:
Bakhtar Development Network
Shahr-i-Naw park, Herat
0799386750
[email protected]
Web:
www.bdn.org.af
Project Manager:
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
Jada-i-Mahtab, Jalid Ahmed
0700409551
0706069077
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Regional Manager: Mohammad Abu Musa
Catholic Relief Services
Haji Ghulam Nabi Halemayar
House, East side of Abbakhsh
Badmorghan Avenue,
Telecommunication Rd, District 3
0797480490
[email protected]
Web:
www.crs.org
Civil Society Human Rights
Network
0700402261
[email protected]
Web:
www.cshrn.af
North Coordinator: Aziza Khairandesh
Contacts: Provincial
231
Jada-i-Khwaja Abdullah Ansar
0700301657
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBcha-netBorg
Of�ce Manager: Hayatullah Moshkani
DAC
Danish Afghanistan Committee
0798106761
[email protected] / [email protected]
Web:
www.afghan.dk
Project Director: Inge-Lise Aaen
DACAAR
Danish Committee for Aid to
Afghan Refugees
0797987049
0799345596
[email protected]
Web:
www.dacaar.org
Provincial Manager (Rural Development Programme):
Abdul Raziq Kiani
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0700403105
0799220287
0799544008
Director:
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
Inside the Provincial Garden, Herat
0700401071
[email protected]
Director:
Aqa Mohammad Sidiqqi
DCA
Dutch Committee for Afghanistan
Qul Ordu Street, Amir Ali Shir
Nawaee School Lane
070406297
040441484
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBdca-vetBnl
Regional Programme Director: Abdul Qader Fakhri
Embassy of Italy, Civilian
c/o PRT Herat
008821621190569
00390646913666
Fax:
003E06473D8673
Head of Programme: Carlo Ungaro
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations
Walayat Street, MAIL Compound
0799412662
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.fao.org
HALOTrust
The HALO Trust International Mine
Herat-Islam Qala main road, OppB
West Transport Terminal, north side
0700665750
0799016144
Web:
www.halotrust.org
Jest Regional Operations Of�ce: Abdul Latif Rahimi
Handicap International
Hs. 226363, Hajji Ayoub Square
Bank-e-Khun Cross Road
0795340786
0799033119
008821684442463
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBhandicap-internationalBorg
Country Director: Arvind Das
Herat University
0799566168
Web:
www.hu.edu.af
Contact Person: DrB Naim Assad
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HAWCA
Humanitarian Assistance for
the Women and Children of
Hs. 2, St. 2, west of prison, Prison
Avenue, Herat
0706662327
0799490674
0799878766
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.hawca.org
Director:
Selay Ghaffar
IbnSina Public Health Programme
for Afghanistan
Heart City
0799224755
[email protected]
Project Manager: Tamana
IARCSC
Independent Administrative
Reform and Civil Services
Administration Building of
Governor’s House, Herat
0799339256
Web:
www.iarcsc.gov.af
Director:
Haji Abul Salam
International Assistance Mission
Zaman Jan, 100 m after Imam
Hussain Mosque on the right side,
at the end of an alley, Post Box 9
0799205905
0700400139
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBiam-afghanistanBorg
Regional Manager: Kaija Liisa Martin
IFRC
International Federation of Red
Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Afghan Red Crescent Society
(ARCS) Compound, District 8
Near to Takhti Safar
0700400986
[email protected]
Web:
www.arcs.org.af
International Islamic Relief
Agency
c/o ACBAR Herat Field Of�ce,
Jeb:
wwwBisra-reliefBorg
Contact Person: Najeeb
IRC
International Rescue Committee
07E3400866 / 07E3400870
040222488
sha�[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.theIRC.org
INTERSOS Humanitarian Aid
Baghe Azadi, in front of Inqhalab
0795829268
hera[email protected]
Web:
www.intersos.org
Project Manager: Maoj Kokcha
Marie Stopes International -
Gerdai Park-e-Taraqi
in front of gymnasium
0787889504
Fax:
077D101020
Web:
www.mariestopes.org
Provincial Coordinator: Azizollah
HsB 6, Jada-i-Kaj, Bagh-i-Azadie StB
0796850834
[email protected]
Web:
www.medicamondiale.org
Contacts: Provincial
MOVE
MOVE Welfare Organization
East of Taraqi Park inside Jadah-e-
Majeedi, West of Majeedi Cross
Road, North of Hirat Bastan
English Course in the side alley
0799872122
0799205590
0786936701
[email protected]
[email protected]
Project Manager:
Nisar Ahmad Temori
National Democratic Institute for
International Affairs
Charrahi Bland Ab, Arif Khan
Barekzai Rd, Street 2, on the right
0799205618
008821684400029
Web:
www.ndi.org
Programme Manager: Abdul Aziz Samim
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
District D, municipality square
Nazar Qala-i-Naw street
0799775365
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Atiqullah Suroush
Nippon International Cooperation
for Community Development
Jada-i-Kaji, Shahr-i-Naw
0700431533
040230676
00873763088347
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBkyoto-niccoBorg
Head of Of�ce: Yoshitaka Mrakami
NRC
Norwegian Refugee Council
Jadeye Walayat, Opp. Agriculture
Department inside alley, Herat
0795138272
0700030436
0796553375
008821621330214
[email protected]
Web:
www.nrc.no
Project Coordinator: Yodit Mulugeta
Nye Nye
0773333623
[email protected]
Web:
www.nyeexpress.com
Of�ce Manager: Kamal Nasir Milgery
Organization for Mine Clearance
and Afghan Rehabilitation
Sayed Abdurrazq HsB D, Jada-i-Kag
040223042
0779121666
0799372720
[email protected]
Web:
www.omar.org.af
PAN
Pajhwok Afghan News
0799241128
0708198634
[email protected]
Web:
www.pajhwok.com
Contact Person: Ahmad Quraishi
Radio Killid
Baghch-e-Gulha, OppB Reza Mosque
0771088888 / 0786082182
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.killid.com
Reza Hashimi
Rural Rehabilitation Association
for Afghanistan
Jada-e-Balak Ha-i-Amniyat-i-Milli
The A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance
OppB Amniyat-i-Milli’s Agricultural
0700601853
040441ED6 / 040441ED6
[email protected]
[email protected]
Regional Manager: Sayed Abdul Hakim
Sanayee Development
HsB11D, Koch-e-Solh, Jadd-e-Kaj
Falaki 2E Hamal
0040221796
Web:
www.sanayee.org.af
Abdul Khaliq Stanikzai
Turkmenistan Consulate
Jada-i-Ansari
040223718
0700402803
0799329305
Gurbanov Ahmet
United Nations Assistance Mission
HMAC/ Pul-e-Pashtun, Airport Rd
Post Box 3205
0793204473
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
United Nations Children’s Fund
0798507673
[email protected]
Web:
www.unicef.org
United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees
End of Majidi Street, Herat
04044704143
0700400089
Fax:
00412273E7D06
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.unhcr.org
Head of Sub-Of�ce: Magatte Guisse
United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees (II)
Inside Customs Compound, Islam
Qala, Border, Islam Qala
0799205443
00989153144113
008821651121618
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.unhcr.org
SnrB Field Associate: Naik Mohammad Azamy
United Nation Human Settlements
Programme
07EE416237 / 0402260E0
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunhabitat-afgBorg
Provincial Manager: Sayed Sadullah Wahab
UNODC United
UN Multi Agency Compound
(HMAC), Pashtoon Pol
07EE226434 / 07E7E87160
0798293799
[email protected]
Web:
www.unodc.org
Provincial Coordinator: Altaf Hussain Joya
United Nations World Health
Central Tank, in front of Park Hotel
(Lycee Ustad Raiz) St. Roshan
Telecom
0700088222
0700044864
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBemroBwhoBint/Afghanistan
National Health Coordinator (NHC): Abobakr Rasooli
Contacts: Provincial
VWO
Voice of Women
(Opp. to Masjid Raza)
0700298732
0799209386
040226061
[email protected]
Web:
www.vwo.org.af
Executive Director: Suraya Pakzad
WC-UK
War Child-UK
Jest Bug-i-Azadi, Kocha-e-Nazar
Qala-i-Naw, Herat
0797919802
0799565417
040220815
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.warchild.org.uk
Field Director:
WASSA
Women Activities & Social
Services Association
HsB 2200, End of Qole Urdo Street
Ansari Road
0799285596
040444427
0797421640
[email protected]
Of�ce Manager: Zahra Hassan Poor
World Vision International
Walayat Street, Amiriat Boulevard
UNICEF Alley, Herat
040224568
0799252896
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanistan.worldvision.org
National Director:
Enzo Vecchio
Jawzjan Province
Adventist Development and Relief
Agency
0799411516
[email protected]
Web:
www.adra.euroafrica.org
Of�ce Manager: Denis Baratov
AHRO
07EE410413 / 0788886EE0
[email protected]
Web:
www.ahro.af
Contact Person: Magh�rat Samimi
Bakhtar Development Network
6D7 Central Post Of�ce
0700510394
Web:
www.bdn.org.af
Project Manager:
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
Bandar-e-Saripul RdB Shiberghan
0700713654
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Regional Manager: Mohammad Abdullah A Mahmud
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0799102879
0795095618
0799578704
Director:
Abdul-Rashid
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
Eil project, Shiberghan City
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0799396814
[email protected]
Director:
Mohammad Yousif
Jawzjan University
0799089413
Director:
Gul Ahmad Fazli
MOVE
MOVE Welfare Organization
Naswan Street 2, Shen Cot
07881E7E1E / 0786064208
[email protected]
Contact Person: Mohammad Sadiq Sarahat
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Bandari Sari Pul, District 3, Sar-i-
Pul main rd., across the Khursan
Hotel Guest house, Shiberghan
0797368726
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Abdul Bashir
ZOA
Refugee Care, Northern
Bander-i-Andkhoy, Shiberghan
0799150353
0798996237
0799150353
Project Manager:
Cornelis Verduijn
Save the Children International
0799125012
[email protected]
Web:
www.savethechildren.org.uk
www.savechildren.org
Provincial Senior Manager: Mohammad Hadi Athar
SAF
Solidarity for Afghan Families
Bander-i-Saripul, in front of Traf�c
0799412389
0777727415
[email protected]
Web:
www.saf.org.af
Programme Manager: Ha�zullah Jamshidi
STEP - Health and Development
Koche Camisari, Shiberghan
0799072780
[email protected]
Project Manager: Mohammad Sadiq Sarah
Tearfund
0797745560
0772186577
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.tearfund.org
Area Coordinator:
Sudarshan Reddy
United Nations Assistance Mission
Hs.2, Mirwais Meena, 1st Street
behind Mudir Qayom Market
Shiberghan, Post Box 3205
0700404023
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Political Affairs Of�cer: Talant Bekmambetov
Kandahar Province
Afghan Health and Development
Services
Pataw Ghala Rd, Kabul Shah
Kandahar
0799606697
0799331728
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.ahds.org
Provincial Manager: Fazl Rahman Rahmanzai
Contacts: Provincial
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ADA
Afghanistan Development
next to UNAMA Kandahar of�ce
near to Sera Jamat, Kandahar
0700320346
0707331951
[email protected]
Web:
www.ada.org.af
Acting Provincial Manager:
Anwar Imtiaz
AHRO
OppB Roshan Of�ce, Kareez Bazar
Stadium Rd, Kandahar
0788886935
0700062637
zaman_rao�@yahooBcom
Web:
www.ahro.af
Contact Person: Mohammad Zaman Rau�
AIHRC
Daud Street, west of Mirwais
Hospital, Kandahar
0700305117
0799391156
008821621014575
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.aihrc.org.af
Regional Programme Manager:
Abdul Qader Noorzai
ANSO Afghanistan
Safety
0700492550
0796688416
[email protected]
Web:
www.afgnso.org
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
Near Abitat Of�ce, Kabul Shah
Kariz Bazar, Kandahar
0707301273
0700653380
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Regional Manager: Mohiuddin Azad
Mosque, Kabul Shah, Kandahar
0700308470
0787102555
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBcha-netBorg
Acting Of�ce Manager: Abdul Qaher
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0799012609
0703503621
0700491973
Director:
Haji Abdul-Hai Nimati
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
0787742618
Director:
DAO
Development and Ability
Sector 1 to the south of Khirqa
Mubarak, Kandahar
07788366414
[email protected]
Web:
www.daoafghanistan.org
Liaison Of�cer: Ha�z Abdul Latif
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations
Shahr-i-Naw, Kandahar
0708895808
[email protected]
[email protected]
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Web:
www.fao.org
Handicap International
District 1, Shahr-i-Naw, North of
Sra Jama, Kandahar
0700290647
0705813414
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBhandicap-internationalBorg
Country Director: Arvind Das
Hope Worldwide
Ghazi Park Main Rd. (near Ghazi
Park) District 6, Shahr-i-Naw
0700301387
Web:
www.af.hopeww.org
Contact Person: Akhtar Mohammad
HAFO
Facilitating Organization
Kart-e-Malemin, Manzil Bagh
0788562783
0787064064
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBhafo-intBorg
Assistant Manager: Sayed Asif
IbnSina Public Health Programme
for Afghanistan
District 3, Kandahar
0798553918
[email protected]
Project Of�cer: Sadiq
IARCSC
Independent Administrative
Reform and Civil Services
Beside Culture and Youth
Department, Darwaza-i-Herat
0703333953
Web:
www.iarcsc.gov.af
Director:
Azizullah Jagali
IFRC
International Federation of Red
Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Eidgah Jada, Kandahar Marastoon
Afghan Red Crescent Society
Compound
0700303597
[email protected]
Web:
www.arcs.org.af
Head of Of�ce: Sayed Omar Shah
Islamic Relief – Afghanistan
Next to Hajanai Clinic, Kabul Shah
District 6, Kandahar
0703618660
Jeb:
wwwBislamic-reliefBcom
www.irafghanistan.org
Finance and Admin Of�cer:
Kandahar University
0799305478
0700318932
Totaakhel
Mercy Corps
0793505700
0700375667
0799779378
[email protected]
Web:
www.mercycorps.org
Senior Admin/HR Of�cer: Abdullah Momen
National Democratic Institute for
International Affairs
Sera Jomat, Old Indian Consulate
Shahr-i-Naw, Kandahar
0799828062
[email protected]
Web:
www.ndi.org
Regional Programme Manager:
Mohammad Omar Satai
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
District 6, in front of Kabul Shah
Kandahar Hotel
Contacts: Provincial
0799722603
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Timor Shah Ayoubi
Nye Nye
Deh Khwaja, Haji Habib Mosque StB
0799697704
[email protected]
Web:
www.nyeexpress.com
Of�ce Manager: Amanullah Nawabi
PAN
Pajhwok Afghan News
07EE806D08 / 07081E84DE
[email protected]
Web:
www.pajhwok.com
Contact Person: Bashir Ahmad Naadim
Radio Killid
Near to Zaid Bin Haris Masjid
Ghazi Mohd Jan Khan Watt, behind
UN Guest House, Shahr-i-Naw
07E7E0E020 / 0771088888
[email protected]
Web:
www.killid.com
Nisar Ahmad Aazad
Sanayee Development
Muslim Square, Across from
UNAMA of�ce, District 6, Kandahar
0752054203
[email protected]
Web:
www.sanayee.org.af
Save the Children International
Near Red Mosque, District 6
Shahr-i-Naw, Kandahar
0700304138
[email protected]
Web:
www.savethechildren.org.uk
www.savechildren.org
Provincial Senior Manager:
Mohammad Yousuf Sabir
SWABAC
Southern and Western
Afghanistan and Balochistan
Association for Coordination
Herat Road, after the Red Mosque
next to Khoshbakht Marriage Hall
Shahr-i-Naw, Kandahar
07EE088036 / 07EE147400
0700301105
[email protected]
[email protected]
Executive Coordinator: Jan Mohammad
Tearfund
0707879911
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.tearfund.org
Area Coordinator: Patrick Crowley
Terre des Hommes
0700302677
00870761638760
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.tdh.ch
Project Coordinator: Taj Muhammad
United Nations Assistance Mission
Near to Kandahar Stedium, District
6, Shahr-i-Naw, Kandahar
Post Box 3205
0700093856
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Head of Of�ce: Abdusamat Khaydarov
United Nations Children’s Fund
0798507570
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.unicef.org
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United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees
District 6, Shahr-i-Naw, Kandahar
0041227397510
0700301266
008821651121624
Fax:
00412273E7D11
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.unhcr.org
Head of Sub Of�ce: Dimitar Jelev
UNODC United
Close to Muslim Chouk, District 6
Shahr-i-Naw, Kandahar
0797223335
[email protected]
Web:
www.unodc.org
Provincial Coordinator: Fazel Mohammad Fazli
United Nations World Health
Section 01, near Mirwais Hospital
Shahr-i-Naw, Kandahar
0700290175
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBemroBwhoBint/Afghanistan
Contact Person: Rhamtullah Kamwak
WADAN
The Welfare Association for the
Development of Afghanistan
Hs. 3, Opp. Ghazi Park Main Gate
Shahr-i-Naw, Kandahar
0700190998
0799889928
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.wadan.org
Coordinator:
WAA
Women Assistance Association
Khojak baba street, District 4
Admin Of�cer: Seema
Kapisa Province
AU
Alberuni University
Shirkat Nasaji Gulbahar
0799317435
Abdul Rashid
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
0706796709
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Area Manager: Sha�qul Islam
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0700039446
0799100976
0795769073
Executive Manager: Fada Mohammad
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
0799435582
[email protected]
Contact Person: Hayatulla Farhang
Marie Stopes International
Padsha Sahib House, Shir Gul
0787889502
Fax:
077D101020
[email protected]
Web:
www.mariestopes.org
Provincial Coordinator: Mustafa
Mercy Corps
0793506216
0799110975
[email protected]
Web:
www.mercycorps.org
Programme Manager: Obaidullah Mashal
Contacts: Provincial
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National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Kohistan District 1
Sherkat Gulbahar, south side of
Kohistan Governor’s Of�ce
next to the main Rd.
0700242334
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Abdul Aziz Jawed
SAB
Sanakhel village, 1.5km south of
Web:
www.assosab.be
Khost Province
Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for
Rehabilitation and Recreation
0700265191
Web:
www.aabrar.org
Administrator: Naqeebullah
AADA
Agency for Assistance and
Development of Afghanistan
Beside Police Head Quarters
0706353081
0799418779
[email protected]
Web:
www.aada.org.af
Technical Manager: Abdul Wali Zraswand
Basic Education for Afghans
Bagh-i-Prozha, Khost Bazaar
0799137115
[email protected]
and Infrastructural Rehabilitation
Floor 1, Jalali Market (behind the
0799210689
Deputy Director: Naeem Jan
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0799576722
0799534845
Director:
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
Maton rise, near the Governor’s house
070769239
[email protected]
Director:
HealthNet–Trans cultural
Psychosocial Organization
Hs. 5, Opp. to Khost Provincial
Hospital, Haji Jamil Street
0773478017
0789880818
ha�zBsa�@healthnetpoafBorg
Web:
www.healthnettpo.org
Admin Assistant: Ha�zullah Sa�
International Medical Corps
Tapai Matoon, Khost City
0799204475
[email protected]
Web:
www.internationalmedicalcorps.org
Project Manager: Lailuma Anwer
IRC
International Rescue Committee
Next to the Northern Gate of
0793400875
008821621245453
[email protected]
Web:
www.theIRC.org
Khost University
0700008984
DrB Gul Hassan Jalizai
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National Democratic Institute for
International Affairs
Khost City Ring Road
0799135656
Web:
www.ndi.org
Regional Programme Manager:
Niaz Mohammad Mandozai
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Amir Kror Watt, close to the
Governmental Guest House and
Police Head Quarters
0799422540
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Abdul Basir
Nye Nye
Mojahed bookstore, Khost city
0799155988
Web:
www.nyeexpress.com
Of�ce Manager: Mateullah Fazly
Radio Killid
Next to Provincial Hospital, Khost
0799110214
0771088888
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.killid.com
Naqibullah Matoonwal
United Nations Assistance Mission
Project Garden, Post Box 3205
0799134525
0088216502028851
Fax:
003E083124624E
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
WADAN
The Welfare Association for the
Development of Afghanistan
Jest of Tribal Directorate, Khost
0707933250
0799889928
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.wadan.org
Coordinator:
Kunar Province
Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for
Rehabilitation and Recreation
0772159487
[email protected]
Web:
www.aabrar.org
Monitoring Of�cer: Zar Alam
Basic Education for Afghans
Hejrat Kelai Kramar, Asadabad
0756520028
0700643593
0700643594
008821650263536
[email protected]
Of�cer in Charge: Gulammullah Jaqar
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0700642400
0707030071
0700640714
[email protected]
Director:
Haji Mohasil
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
behind the Provincial Of�ce
07003266D7 / 07EE208E46
[email protected]
Contact Person: Aminuddin Bedar
Contacts: Provincial
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IHSAN
Independent Humanitarian
Services Association
Noorgal Bazzar, Asadabad
0700603010
[email protected]
Head of Regional Of�ce: Qais
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
0700613315
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Mir Zaman Momand
Organization for Mine Clearance
and Afghan Rehabilitation
Chaghan Rd., next to Zarafshan
fuel pump station, Karyalah,
0700160707
0700079882
Web:
www.omar.org.af
United Nations Assistance Mission
Post Box 3205
0700476435
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Head of Of�ce: Ayaz Haidarzai
Kunduz Province
Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for
Rehabilitation and Recreation
Kunduz City
0700620025
Web:
www.aabrar.org
Field Coordinator: Mohammad Khalid
AIHRC
Sardowra Town
0799212845
0799212895
0755503853
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.aihrc.org.af
Regional Programme Manager: Hayatullah Amiry
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
288/Koche Mukhaberat
Sherkhan High School Street
Kunduz
07004280ED / 07006D3383
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Regional Manager MF: Mohammad Mofazzol Hossain
CFA
Hs 732, Region 2, Takharistan
School Street (behind Girls’ Hostel)
0789399564
[email protected]
Web:
www.childfund.org
Operations Of�cer: Habib-ur-Rahman
CCA
Cooperation Center for
City Centre, Kunduz
008821621280659
[email protected]
Web:
www.cca.org.af
Musa Kashi�
CPAU
Cooperation for Peace and Unity
HsB 1126, Nahia DowomB Kochae
Marhom Rajabe Qasab
Behind Hazrat Ali Mosque
Khana-e Abdul Motalib
0785153606
Web:
www.cpau.org.af
Contact Person: Saifullah Khan
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DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0799564918
0799200701
0799281468
[email protected]
Director:
Abdul Aziz Nikzad
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
0799182385
Director:
Education and Training Center
for Poor Women and Girls of
Qahwa Khana Lane, Bandar-i-
Kabul, Kunduz
0799323309
0799206604
[email protected]
Director:
Malika Qanih
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations
Shahidi Say Darak
Kunduz-Kabul Highway
0700515527
0707455610
008821643339362
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.fao.org
Ghazni Rural Support Program
HsB 1473, StB Municipality, District 1
0799205115
0777900267
[email protected]
Web:
www.grsp.af
Provincial Manager: Sardar Mohammad Nemati
GTZ/BEPA
Basic Education Program
Kunduz TTC, Higher Education St.
0799394684
0777900380
[email protected]
Web:
www.bepafg.com
Provincial Education Of�cer:
Mohammad Ayub Aryayee
HealthNet–Trans cultural
Psychosocial Organization
Hs. 7, Haji Sangee Street, behind
Haji Sangee Mosque, District 3
Bandar-e-Imam Sahib, Kunduz
0789880662
Fax:
078E880663
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.healthnettpo.org
Admin/Finance Of�cer: Ghulam Hazrat
IARCSC
Independent Administrative
Reform and Civil Services
Chehl Dukhtaran Lane (in front of
Madrasa-i-Takharistan) Spinzar StB
0799547917
Web:
www.iarcsc.gov.af
Director:
Abdul Jalil Hamed
IHSAN
Independent Humanitarian
Services Association
Sayed Khwajan St.
Bandar-i-Khanabad
0799390087
[email protected]
Head of Regional Of�ce: Hanif
Kunduz Rehabilitation Agency
behind Shaadaab Zafar Town
0786570740
0777876015
[email protected]
Director:
Ghulam Mohammad Aqtaaq
Kunduz University
0799212980
Director:
Qazi Abdul Qudoos
Contacts: Provincial
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Mercy Corps
0793506365
0799203794
0707420458
[email protected]
Web:
www.mercycorps.org
Programme Manager: Taw�q Rasooli
National Democratic Institute for
International Affairs
MTN, Kunduz
0798184820
Web:
www.ndi.org
Regional Programme Manager:
Mohammad Haroon Nasrat
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
District 3, Kabul Port, RRD
Compound, Kunduz
0799327527
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Sayed Qurban
NRC
Norwegian Refugee Council
Feroz Kohi Street, Kunduz
0799797746
0787062630
0088216333401118
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.nrc.no
Of�ce Administrator: Samia Ahmadzai
PAN
Pajhwok Afghan News
0799395005
0781982207
[email protected]
Web:
www.pajhwok.com
Contact Person: Abdul Mateen Sarfaraz
Partners in Revitalization and
Bagh-e-Nasher, Nawabad
0799134150
[email protected]
Web:
www.prb.org.af
SCA
Swedish Committee for
Chaifroshi Street, District 3
0799234937
0789110861
0755505386
008821684400354
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.swedishcommittee.org
Field Of�ce Administrator: Abdul Qadeer Aimaq
United Nations Assistance Mission
StB 3, Kuchaee Chai Frooshi
Bandar-i-Imam Sahib
Post Box 3205
0700286308
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
United Nations Children’s Fund
0798507391
[email protected]
Web:
www.unicef.org
United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees
Sar-e-Aouz Street, Imam Sahib
Bandar, PD 4, Kunduz
0700 501818
008821651139895
[email protected]
Web:
www.unhcr.org
SnrB Protection Associate: Dawood Salimi
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United Nations World Health
Section 04, Street Tea sale Mr.
0799211083
[email protected],
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBemroBwhoBint/Afghanistan
Regional Polio Of�cer (RPO): Nazar Ahamdi
WADAN
The Welfare Association for the
Development of Afghanistan
HsB 137E, StB 3, District 1
near Kunduz TV station
0799214682
0799889928
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.wadan.org
Regional Coordinator: Khan Mohammad
Laghman Province
Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for
Rehabilitation and Recreation
0778585462
[email protected]
Web:
www.aabrar.org
Field Coordinator:
ADA
Afghanistan Development
Shahr-i-Naw, Mehtarlam City
Next to the Jomen’s Directorate
0797265125
0772885284
[email protected]
Web:
www.ada.org.af
Provincial Manager: Abdul Ghani
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0700603970
0798997699
0799053412
[email protected]
Director:
Mohammad Ismail “Dawoodzai”
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
0700642426
0799208946
[email protected]
Contact Person: Mohammad Jafar Jabar Khil
IbnSina Public Health Programme
for Afghanistan
Qarghayee (next to Qarghayee
0700629136
[email protected]
Project Manager: Qahir
IHSAN
Independent Humanitarian
Services Association
Mehtarlam Bazaar, Mehtarlam
0700603050
[email protected]
Head of Regional Of�ce: Lais
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Mehtarlam City, Karte Mamoreen
0799178294
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Mamager: Mohammad Hamayoon Akseer
SCA
Swedish Committee for
Agha Banda, Shekhano Kala
0700696851
0799036522
[email protected]
Contacts: Provincial
247
Web:
www.swedishcommittee.org
Of�ce Administrator: Gul Azam Samarkhelay
Logar Province
Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for
Rehabilitation and Recreation
Pul-i-Alam, Logar
0772279510
[email protected]
Web:
www.aabrar.org
Field Coordinator:
Anwar Ul Haq
AWSE
Afghan Women Services and
Mohammed Agha District, Logar
07961067 30
[email protected]
Web:
www.awse.org.af
Contact Person: Amena
Coordination of Afghan Relief
Pul-i-Alam
0778647844
[email protected]
Web:
www.coar.org.af
Project Manager:
Mohammad Rahim Wardak
Country Development Unit
0786500625
[email protected]
Web:
www.cduafghan.org
Contact Person: Sayed Humayoon
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0799044160
0708297870
Director:
Said Mohammad Esa Mosavi
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
General Mosque, 40m street
0700047521
[email protected]
Contact Person: Abdul Ghafor
IRC
International Rescue Committee
Near to Government of Police
Security of�ce on Choob Proshi RdB
Pul-i-Alam
0793400853
0793400858
0793400852
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.theIRC.org
MRCA
Medical Refresher Courses for
Behind main Police Department
Pul-i-Alam
07EE834D8D / 0700E2E6D6
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBmrca-assoBorg
Head of Sub Of�ce: Faqir Mohammad Khaliqyar
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Pul-i-Alam, in front of Hazrat Omar
Farooq High School, Logar
0799371004
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Zafar Khan
WADAN
The Welfare Association for the
Development of Afghanistan
Behind Lodin Market, Pul-i-Alam
07EE0D8074 / 07EE88EE28
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.wadan.org
Coordinator:
Gul Ahmad
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Nangarhar Province
Abdul Haq Foundation
Kama Bus Stand St. (close to
0700602182
0799323931
[email protected]
Web:
www.abdulhaq.org
Executive Director: Nasrullah Baryalai Arsalaie
Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for
Rehabilitation and Recreation
Near ARCS of�ce, Jalalabad
0700611917
[email protected]
Web:
www.aabrar.org
Assistant Director: Abdul Nasir
ACSFO
Afghan Civil Society Forum
Hs. 321, Babaryan Street, Public
Health Intersection
0793559426
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.acsf.af
wwwBacsf-rcBcom
Regional Manager: Azim Muslimi
AGHCO
c/o ACBAR Jalalabad Field Of�ce
Kama Bus Stand, Easter St.
AHSAO
00923009596629
[email protected]
Contact Person: Soor Gull Lodin
Afghan NGOs Coordination Bureau
HsB 1D17, StB 3, District 3
Next to Fruit Market, Jalalabad
0795787637
Web:
www.ancb.org
Contact Person: Pacha
AWWD
Afghan Women Welfare
Department
StB 1, Charahi Sehat-i-Ama
0700634054
[email protected]
[email protected]
Executive Director: Jamila Akberzai
AWEC
Afghan Women’s Educational
Center
0708841521
[email protected]
Web:
www.awec.info
Project Manager:
Zakia Kakar
ADA
Afghanistan Development
HsB 847, StB D, Part 2 of District 4
Raig-e-Shamat Khan, Fazul Haq
0799722401
0700608955
0786099777
[email protected]
Web:
www.ada.org.af
Regional Director:
Ehsanullah Shinwari
AHRO
HsB716 St, 2 (Hesa 2) District 4
0788886960
0772916353
[email protected]
Web:
www.ahro.af
Contacts: Provincial
249
AIHRC
Public Health Square
Baborian Alley, Jalalabad
0799394284
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.aihrc.org.af
Regional Programme Manager: Ra�ullah Bidar
Afghanistan Information
Management Services
Department of Urban Development
Nahia 04, Rokhan Mina, New Road,
Jalalabad, Post Box 5906
0700606843
[email protected]
Web:
www.aims.org.af
Regional Manager: Shaker Mujaddidi
ANSO Afghanistan
Safety
0799248362
0798778014
[email protected]
Web:
www.afgnso.org
ACBAR
Agency Coordinating Body for
Afghan Relief
HsB 3, Next to NRC of�ce, StB 4
Zone 4, Saeed-e-Kayan shops
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.acbar.org
Agency for Rehabilitation
and Energy Conservation in
Hs. 664, Zara Chaparhar Ada
Kochai Qasab Ha, Jalalabad
0772279782
0778829961
[email protected]
Contact Person: Sayed Montazer Shah
Amitie Franco-Afghane
near Afghanistan Women
Development Center
0799001695
Web:
www.afrane.asso.fr
Project Manager:
Sebastien Rodts
ATA
Anti Tuberculosis Association
Afghanistan Programme
HsB 1320, Hada-Saran Jali Kohna
Torkham, Jalalabad
07EE33D260 / 07EE362680
0799362669
[email protected]
[email protected]
Medical Coordinator: Mohammad Hamid Qurishee
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
HsB 20, StB2, Haji Abdul Qader RdB
0700290749
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Regional Manager-SEP: Mohammad Aminul Islam
Basic Education for Afghans
0756001508
0799490167
0700280666
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director:
Civil Society Human Rights
Network
0700620976
[email protected]
Web:
www.cshrn.af
Coordinator:
Niamatullah Hamdard
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Committee for Rehabilitation Aid
to Afghanistan
Hs. 6, St. 2, Area 1,
PO Box 785, Kabul University
07EE3224E3 / 0700686ED1
008821689802320
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.craausa.org
Contact Person: Subhanullah Shahzada
DACAAR
Danish Committee for Aid to
Afghan Refugees
Hs. 134, Opp. Haji Zaher House
Sayed Kaian Street, District 4
0799382606
0799447053
[email protected]
Web:
www.dacaar.org
Jater & Sanitation Programme Provincial Manager:
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
Nangarhar
0799395465
0778356490
0700625249
h_sa�[email protected]
Director:
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock (II)
Nangarhar Canal
0700600080
0799344698
[email protected]
Director:
Eng Hakeem
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
070292026
Director:
Ahmad Jali
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations
Old Torkham Bus Station/close to
Agr. High School, Jalalabad
0700613868
0798410572
008821643339364
khushalBasi�@faoBorg
[email protected]
Web:
www.fao.org
Kushhal Asi�
HealthNet–Trans cultural
Psychosocial Organization
HsB 3, District 4, Behind New Eidgaah
Mosque, Close to UNICEF Of�ce
0789880491
0756002648
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.healthnettpo.org
Senior Regional Administrator for Eastern Region:
Abdul Khalil Kamawi
IARCSC
Independent Administrative
Reform and Civil Services
Opp. Military Hospital, beside
Pakistani Consulate, Jalalabad
0707030133
Web:
www.iarcsc.gov.af
Director:
IHSAN
Independent Humanitarian
Services Association
HsB 2, Area 3 (OppB Dar-ul-Malimeen)
0700600591
0700603050
[email protected]
Deputy Director: Esmatullah
IFRC
International Federation of Red
Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Afghan Red Crescent Society
(ARCS) Compound, Opp.
Contacts: Provincial
251
Directorate of Health, Jalalabad
0700603574
Web:
www.arcs.org.af
Head of Of�ce: Iftikhar Ahmad
International Foundation of Hope
Block 7, Kabul-Torkham Rd
0700605705
Web:
www.ifhope.org
International Islamic Relief
Agency
c/o ACBAR Jalalabad Field Of�ce
Kama Bus Stand, Easter St.
Jeb:
wwwBisra-reliefBorg
International Medical Corps
Sector IV, Behind Saranwali Of�ce
Old Torkham Bus stop, Jalalabad
0798246230
0785513364
Email:
[email protected]
Web: www.internationalmedicalcorps.org
Programme Coordinator: Takele Sesabe
IRC
International Rescue Committee
HsB 1, Fazlulhaq Mujahed StB
District 4, New Daramsal, Jalalabad
0793400909
0786851496
[email protected]
Web: www.theIRC.org
Mercy Corps
0793505850
0700305041
[email protected]
Web:
www.mercycorps.org
Deputy Operations, Programme Manager:
Rahmatullah Kakar
Mine Detection and Dog Centre
16 Families, Jard 04, Jalalabad
0788881345
0788881324
0788880150
[email protected]
Web:
www.mdcafghan.org
Khudai Nazar Sheenwari
Mission d’Aide au Développement
des Economies Rurales en
Aghanistan
Near to Public Health Hospital, in
front of Afghan Red Cross Society
070061302D / 07E742D40D
0700601591
00882168444328
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBmadera-assoBorg
Deputy Operation Director East:
Abdul Rahman Satarzai
Nangarhar University
0700640460
National Democratic Institute for
International Affairs
Masjid Zara Saran Wali
0799382597
[email protected]
Web:
www.ndi.org
Regional Manager: Mohammad Yousaf Alkozay
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
St. 3, Char Rahi Marastoon
District 3, Nangarhar
0700642279
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Habiburahman
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NRC
Norwegian Refugee Council
Regi Shahmard Khan, Zone 4 St. 4
Sayed Kaykhan Shopes
0797132728
0700181656
0700030422
008821650269014
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.nrc.no
Area Manager: Mark Nagle
Nye Nye
0777014031
[email protected]
Web:
www.nyeexpress.com
Organization for Mine Clearance
and Afghan Rehabilitation
0799312948
0786485880
0799307834
[email protected]
Web:
www.omar.org.af
PAN
Pajhwok Afghan News
0799541118
0700585807
[email protected]
Web:
www.pajhwok.com
Contact Person: Abdul Muheed Hashimi
Radio Killid
Opp. Provincial Police
Headquarters, behind Ali Khel
Mosque, Jalalabad
0700234983
0771088888
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.killid.com
Sha�q Hamdard
Relief International
Hs. 6, Hazratan Street, near to Haji
0777011357
[email protected]
Web:
www.ri.org
Provincial Programme Coordinator:
Mohammad Naeem Shinwari
Rural Rehabilitation Association
for Afghanistan
HsB1D84, Charahi Marstoon Fruit
Supermarket Rd, Jalalabad
0700601853
0799855469
0787266171
[email protected]
[email protected]
Contact Person: Shah Wali Alokozai
Save the Children International
0798454526
isa�@savechildrenBorg
Web:
www.savethechildren.org.uk
www.savechildren.org
SERVE
Serve Afghanistan
c/o ACBAR Jalalabad Field Of�ce
Kama Bus Stand, Easter St.
0799653015
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.serveafghanistan.org
Social Service and Reconstruction
Chaperhar Bus stop (behind Meia
0700600729
0700625970
[email protected]
Director:
Kanishka
Contacts: Provincial
SCA
Swedish Committee for
Sarnwali-e-Kuhna Street near
0797069169
0799864045
0700263283
008821654250293
Web:
www.swedishcommittee.org
Of�ce Administrator: Najeebullah
Terre des Hommes
Torkham, Jalalabad
0700053610
[email protected]
Web:
www.tdh.ch
Project Coordinator: Hassan Khan
United Nations Assistance Mission
Old Governor Of�ce, Jalalabad
Post Box 3205
0700182730
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Head of Of�ce: Nahid Abuakar
United Nations Children’s Fund
0798507467
[email protected]
Web:
www.unicef.org
United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees
0041227397508
0700611631
008821651121639
Fax:
00412273E7D0E
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.unhcr.org
Head of Sub Of�ce: Jose Abiera Belleza
UNODC United
Haji Hayatullah House no 1564,
Nahya 3-Sector 3, near Hazrat
Anas bin Malik Mosque
Charah-i-Marastoon, Jalalabad
0797223341
0700605007
008821650272453
Web:
www.unodc.org
Provincial Coordinator: Mohammad Alem Ghaleb
United Nations World Health
Old Attorney General’s Of�ce, near
0700252652
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBemroBwhoBint/Afghanistan
WADAN
The Welfare Association for the
Development of Afghanistan
HsB 1D17, StB 3, District 3, next to
Fruit Market, Jalalabad
0700045315
0799889928
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.wadan.org
Regional Manager: Sheer Ali
Welthungerhilfe/German
AgroAction
c/o ACBAR Jalalabad Field Of�ce,
Kama Bus Stand, Easter St
0799887739
[email protected]
Web:
www.welthungerhilfe.de
Country Director:
James Curtis
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United Nations Assistance Mission
St.2, Abudamud Sajistani Rd
Nimroz, Zaranj, Post Box 3205
0799725579
Web:
www.unama.unmissions.org
Deputy Head of Of�ce: Hazrat Sadique Amin
United Nations Children’s Fund
0798507588
[email protected]
Web:
www.unicef.org
United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees
Kocha-e-Marraf, Zaranj
0753520984
0799653695
008821651122397
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.unhcr.org
Field Associate: Mohammad Naeem Khan
Nuristan Province
Basic Education for Afghans
Jant Main Bazar, Jant District
[email protected]
Of�cer in Charge: Mohammad Abdullah
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0796916681
0795423518
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Pashaki Village Paroon
0700812855
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Essa Wahdat
Nimroz Province
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
St. 3, Abudaud Sistany, Zaranj
0797618925
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Project Manager-SHARP: Anasul Haq Rahimi
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0799598131
0799659608
Director:
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
Near the Agriculture Of�ce, Nimroz
City, Zaranj
0795774421
0799489702
[email protected]
Contact Person: Khalil Rahman
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Center of Zaranj City, Haji Nafas
Khan building, Haji Barakat
square, Zaranj
0799479603
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Abdul Khalil Bahaduri
Relief International
Hs. 2333, Haamoon Street No. 10
0799890546
[email protected]
Web:
www.ri.org
Contacts: Provincial
Paktia Province
Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for
Rehabilitation and Recreation
Gardez City, Sharan
0772828678
[email protected]
Web:
www.aabrar.org
Supervisor:
ACSFo
Afghan Civil Society Forum-
Hs. 5, St. 3 (Opp. Women Affairs
Directorate)
0793559427
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBacsfBaf / wwwBacsf-rcBcom
Regional Manager: Muhammad Misbah-ud-din
AWEC
Afghan Women’s Educational
Center
0794315004
[email protected]
Web:
www.awec.info
Project Manager:
Sayed Hasan Hamkar
AIHRC
Tera Bagh Project, north of Gardez
Airport
0756720211
0799732223
0799145705
008821684400725
008821684400627
niaziBsha�[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.aihrc.org.af
Acting Regional Programme Manager:
Sha�qullah Niazi
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0799133235
0797174036
0799393922
Executive Manager: Sher Gul
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
Gardez city
0799455606
0799290049
[email protected]
Contact Person: Rahmatullah Sarwari
GTZ/BEPA
GTZ Basic Education Program
Ghazni line, near Paktia University
(next to the security of�ce)
0798419385
0776669994
Web:
www.bepafg.com
Finance Of�cer: Mohammad Yusof
HealthNet–Trans cultural
Psychosocial Organization
Behind Al Shefa Plaza, opposite
Jomen Affairs Directorate, StB 4
Municipality Project, Biland Manzil
Sharwalay Hotel, Gardez
0796866780
0789880693
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.healthnettpo.org
Admin Of�cer:
Sayed Akbar Khpelwak
IbnSina Public Health Programme
for Afghanistan
in front of Police Of�ce of Paktia
Gardez
0774310081
[email protected]
Project Manager:
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IARCSC
Independent Administrative
Reform and Civil Services
Governor Of�ce Building, Gardez
0799407062
Web:
www.iarcsc.gov.af
Director:
IRC
International Rescue Committee
Walayat Rd., Gardez
0799394301
0707239539
0793400896
[email protected]
theirc.org
[email protected]
Web:
www.theIRC.org
Admin/Finance Manager: Asadullah Nazaree
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Compound
0799568019
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Kalimullah
Nye Nye
Chawk-e-Gardez
Sayed Karam Line
0700656722
Web:
www.nyeexpress.com
Contact Person: Waheedullah
PAN
Pajhwok Afghan News
0795101707
0797383930
[email protected]
Web:
www.pajhwok.com
Contact Person: Lemar Niazai
Paktia University
0799231887
Services for Humanitarian
Assistance and Development
Ghazni line, Gardez
0799077087
0799392256
[email protected]
Web:
www.shade.org.af
Project Supervisor: Sharif
United Nations Assistance Mission
Pir Bagh, Zeraat Project, Gardez
Post Box 3205
0797256627
00390831246201
Fax:
003E083124624E
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Head of Of�ce: Marguerite Roy
United Nations Children’s Fund
0798507262
[email protected]
Web:
www.unicef.org
United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees
UN Compound, Gardez
0799188603
0041227397512
008821651121672
Fax:
00412273E7D13
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.unhcr.org
AsstB ProtB Of�B Team Leader: Assadullah Amin
United Nations World Health
Section 01, inside UN Compound
0799226152
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBemroBwhoBint/Afghanistan
Medical Of�cer: Mukhtar Hussain Bahayo
Contacts: Provincial
257
WADAN
The Welfare Association for the
Development of Afghanistan
Behind Custom House
Shahr-i-Naw, Gardez
0700154887
0799889928
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.wadan.org
Coordinator:
Masroor
Paktika Province
Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for
Rehabilitation and Recreation
Khair Kot, Castle District
Sharana, Urgun
0700265191
Web:
www.aabrar.org
Administrator:
AWEC
Afghan Women’s Educational
Center
0776586536
[email protected]
Web:
www.awec.info
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
0700365678
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Provincial Manager: Ghulam Mustafa Ahmed
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0797649841
0795153403
[email protected]
Director:
Hamedullah
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
near the Provincial Of�ce, Sharan
0799841297
[email protected]
Director:
International Medical Corps
Provincial Hospital, Sharana
0799384397
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.internationalmedicalcorps.org
Project Manager: Shahzada Halim
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Sharan district, inside Directorate
of Rural Rehabilitation &
Development Compound, near the
Governor’s Of�ce, Sharan
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Mohammad Sha�q
Panjshir Province
ADA
Afghanistan Development
Next to Emergency Hospital
Nawabad, Anaba District
0799006114
[email protected]
Web:
www.ada.org.af
Provincial Manager: Momen Jabarkhail
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0700429898
Director:
Hashmatullah
Aunaba
0700228574
[email protected]
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Web:
www.emergency.it
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Unaba District, Qala Miranshah
Village, beside Engineer Arif’s House
0700248580
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Ghulam Mahfooz
Parwan Province
ACF
Action Contre La Faim
Charikar
0794000272
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.actioncontrelafaim.org
Programme Manager: Najibullah
Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for
Rehabilitation and Recreation
Charikar
0778585491
Web:
www.aabrar.org
Field Coordinator:
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
Darmsal RdB, Charikar
0700665962
0700077993
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Regional Manager MF: Mohammad Mizanur Rahman
Jolayat StB, Chawk-i-Charikar
0799887911
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBcha-netBorg
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0700297305
0799430975
0700668512
[email protected]
Director:
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
0700523448
[email protected]
Contact Person: Padsha Gul
Japan Emergency NGOs
OppB Governor’s House, District 2
Charikar
0700280921
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBjen-npoBorg
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
District Charikar stB, behind the
Parwan Hospital, 1st st., behind
Kabul Bank Branch, Charikar
0799022246
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Zaki Ahamad Rasees
Parwan Institute of Higher
0700225286
Director:
SAB
Parche 7, On 40 Meters Rd., next
to Nomania Mosque, Charikar
Web:
www.assosab.be
Contacts: Provincial
Samangan Province
ACF
Action Contre La Faim
Aybak district
0799835583
0777835583
Web:
www.actioncontrelafaim.org
Head of Base: Shawkatullah
Adventist Development and Relief
Agency
Aybak
Web:
www.adra.euroafrica.org
Hs. 87,(A. Majeed House) St.
Quitbudin watt OppB Finance Dept
0799172809
0774580760
0799391358
0088216844001D0-D1
[email protected]
Web:
www.afghanaid.org.uk
Provincial Programme Manager:
Abdul Samad Hamkar
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0773612623
0700730879
0799158125
[email protected]
[email protected]
General Manager of Planning & Admin:
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
Aybak
0799158696
Director:
Ahmad Javid
Department of Rural Rehabilitation
and Development (II)
Markaz
0799124490
[email protected]
Contact Person: Mohammad Aman
Helvetas
Helvetas Afghanistan
Ruy-e-Doab district and both upper
and lower Dara-e-Suf district
Aybak City
0776873759
0773453532
0778232805
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.helvetas.org
Contact Person: Shir Aqa
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Aybak High school cross, RRD
Of�ce Compound, PMU of�ce,
Aybak City
0797368726
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Fazel Haq
NRC
Norwegian Refugee Council
Bazar-e Sokhta Villege
Dar-e Soof District
0795271621
0774514495
[email protected]
Web:
www.nrc.no
Project Coordinator: Bikram Chand
SCA
Swedish Committee for
Gozari Baghi Zakhira in front of
Baghi Zakhira Mosque, Aybak
07EE288D21 / 0700D482E0
Web:
www.swedishcommittee.org
Of�ce Administrator: Ahmad Mussa Sultani
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BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
Sar-i-Pul City
0706644133
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Area Manager: Abdul Jalil
Coordination of Afghan Relief
Sar-i-Pul Centre
0799279066
[email protected]
Web:
www.coar.org.af
Provincial Manager: Ahmad Rashid Sharify
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0799397891
0788495154
0799124751
[email protected]
Director:
Mohammad Nabi Sardari
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
0799124490
Director:
GTZ/BEPA
GTZ Basic Education Program
Sar-i-Pul TTC, beside Education
Department
07EE373E31 / 0777E00404
[email protected]
Web:
www.bepafg.com
Master Trainer: Nazir Nadeem
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Shahr-i-Naw Main StreetB OppB
Gudamdar Mosque, Sheberghan
0799151340
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Ahmad Zaki Wahaj
NRC
Norwegian Refugee Council
Qazi Kenti Village
0795123263
0799414544
[email protected]
fardeenBha�[email protected]
Web:
www.nrc.no
Project Coordinator: Jake Zarin
Peace Winds Japan
Shahr-i-Naw, Sar-i-Pul
0798264837
Jeb:
wwwBpeace-windsBorg/en
Country Representative: Reiko Hiria
Save the Children International
0797969189
iyouso�@savechildrenBorg
Web:
www.savethechildren.org.uk
www.savechildren.org
Provincial Manager: Ismail Yousu�
United Nations Assistance Mission
Bus Station, Governor’s Of�ce RdB
2nd district, Sar-i-Pul
PO Box 3205
0796002622
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Takhar Province
ADA
Afghanistan Development
District 2, Hospital Rd Squares,
Next to Khulafa-i-Rashidin Mosque
0797919631
0700317954
[email protected]
Web:
www.ada.org.af
Provincial Manager: Malang Sa�
Contacts: Provincial
261
Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan
University Road
(Gharb-i-Khana-i-Jali), Taloqan
0799158425
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBakdnBorg/akf
Regional Director:
ACTED
Agency for Technical Cooperation
and Development
Communication St, Taloqan
0700706743
008821650601527
[email protected]
Web:
www.acted.org
Deputy Area Coordinator: Abdul Qahar
Ariameher Rehabilitation
Estern Project, Mir Abdullah
Bin Sabet, Taloqan
0700203654
[email protected]
Director:
Abdul Ahad Haris
AAR-Japan
Association for Aid and Relief-
Hs. 88, St. 2 Reyaz Amir Moh
Sesad Family Park, Taloqan
0700007076
0799876570
00873761216487
[email protected]
Web:
www.arrjapan.gr.jp
Programme Manager: Masato Tabe
BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee
0700649575
[email protected]
Web:
www.bracafg.org
Provincial Manager: Mohammad Abul Monsur
CAF
Care of Afghan Families
HsB DDE, Sarake Qeer, Bandar-e-
Khan Abad, Charahi Shaheed,
Next to GTZ guest house, Taloqan
0700704861
0777822326
0777200998
[email protected]
Web:
www.caf.org.af
Project Manager: Ahmad Wali Rasekh
Concern Worldwide
Haji Godamdar Street, Rostaq New
City, Rustaq, Post Box 2016, Kabul
0700708564
[email protected]
Web:
www.concern.net
Contact Person: Enamullah Qazizadah
Concern Worldwide (II)
Wakil Mohammad Nazar St.
(behind Great Mosque), Taloqan
Post Box 2016, Kabul
0798256386
[email protected]
Web:
www.concern.net
Assistant Country Director-Programmes:

Mr Ferguson
CPAU
Cooperation for Peace and Unity
Proja-e 300 family Sarak Hamam
Kochae Dowom, Khana-e-
Rahmatullah, Taloqan
0785153607
Web:
www.cpau.org.af
Contact Person: Emaddudin Malikzai
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0700714790
0700731073
0700735152
[email protected]
Planning Manager: Said Abdullah
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Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
0700717717
[email protected]
Contact Person: Tahir Ayoub
GTZ/BEPA
GTZ Basic Education Program
Takhar TTC, Education Department
0793274849
0777900387
[email protected]
Web:
www.bepafg.com
Master Trainer: Muzammil Dawlatpur
Mercy Corps
0793506200
0774683019
[email protected]
Web:
www.mercycorps.org
Operation Manager: Sayed Maudood
Wakil Mohammad Nazar St.
Taloqan
0799099701
Web:
www.miseast.org
Provincial Programme Manager: Nader Fayez
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
St.6, Sarai sang, on the right, next
to the eye clinic, Taloqan
0799229248
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Ismail
Partners in Revitalization and
HsB E36, District 4, in front of
Suhrab Pump Station
07004EEE31 / 078D0D43D1
Web:
www.prb.org.af
Of�cer in Charge: Hashmat Parand
SCA
Swedish Committee for
St. 1, Central Hospital
0787413069
0708548701
008821635532776
Web:
www.swedishcommittee.org
Of�ce Administrator: Shah Jahan Sanjar
Takhar University
0700709539
Terre des Hommes
Rustaq
0092915702379
[email protected]
Web:
www.tdh.ch
Project Coordinator: Sharif Sharipov
United Nations Assistance Mission
StB 1, Badari Saraysang, DrB
Mushaheed House, Post Box 3205
0700179490
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Head of Of�ce: Sergiy Sobistiyanskyy
Uruzgan Province
Afghan Health and Development
Services
Tirin Kot
0798297462
[email protected]
Web:
www.ahds.org
Provincial Manager: Ajab Noor Samim
ADA
Afghanistan Development
St.1, Haji Abdul Rahim Jan House,
Haderi Square/Chawk, Next to Jan
Mohammad Khan house, Tirin Kot
Contacts: Provincial
07EE847424 / 07EE847427
[email protected]
Web:
www.ada.org.af
Provincial Manager: Sayed Salam Agha
AIHRC
HsB 2, Police Department Alley
Tirin Kot
0700877414
[email protected]
Web:
www.aihrc.org.af
Provincial Programme Manager:
Abdul Ghaffar Stanikzai
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0797201571
Director:
Haji Sardar Mohammad
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
Security Command Str.
Tirin Kot City
0700262062
[email protected]
Director:
HealthNet–Trans cultural
Psychosocial Organization
House, Tirin Kot City
0793143020
0703437262
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.healthnettpo.org
Project Manager:
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
District Tirin Kot, Monar Square,
on right side of Khas Urozgan
District RdB, 1st street on right, Dth
building on eastB Near to Directory
of Agriculture. Haji Hayat Ullah’s
0798265092
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Amir Khan
Save the Children International
0799180252
0799108920
[email protected]
Web:
www.savethechildren.org.uk
www.savechildren.org
United Nations Assistance Mission
Next to Main Hospital, Tirin Kot
Post Box 3205
0700160270
0796521401
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Wardak Province
Afghan NGOs Coordination Bureau
Beside Directorate of Information
Wardak Public Hospital
Web:
www.ancb.org
Contact Person: Fazal Jahid
AWEC
Afghan Women’s Educational
Center
0799229792
Web:
www.awec.info
Project Manager: Fahima Jardak
CCA
Cooperation Center for
Ab-i-Shiroom, Maktab Technick
0700294693
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Web:
www.cca.org.af
Coordination of Afghan Relief
0700260453
[email protected]
Web:
www.coar.org.af
Provincial Manager: Mohammad Rahim Wardak
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0799867285
0789784974
0752800051
[email protected]
Director:
Fazal Omar
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Maidan Shahar Center,
Muhammad Jan Khan Watt, next
to the DAB, RRD Directorate
0775570945
[email protected]
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Mohammad Nasir Farid
SAB
Next to Darol Moallimin Family
Web:
www.assosab.be
SCA
Swedish Committee for
07EE1D333E / 07EE3EED16
0778399098
008821684445315
[email protected]
Web:
www.swedishcommittee.org
Of�ce Administrator: Ghulam Nabi
WADAN
The Welfare Association for the
Development of Afghanistan
Beside Directorate of Information
0794362933
0799889928
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.wadan.org
Coordinator:
Zabul Province
ADA
Afghanistan Development
OppB Red Cross of�ce, Main RdB
Kabul-Kandahar, Qalat, Zabul
0700393386
0700039630
[email protected]
Web:
www.ada.org.af
Provincial Manager: Khan Mohammad
DAIL
Department of Agriculture,
Irrigation & Livestock
0707947306
0700671236
Director:
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
0799317362
Director:
Department of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development
Next to the PRT base, Zabul
0706048720
[email protected]
Contact Person: Rahim dad
IbnSina Public Health Programme
for Afghanistan
Near the Governmental Hospital
Contacts: Provincial and Pakistan
0707401223
[email protected]
Project Manager:
Qayom Ziarmal
National Solidarity Programme
(Provincial Management Unit)
Hamam Street, PMU of�ce
0700358045
Web:
www.nspafghanistan.org
Provincial Manager: Sayed Abdullah Nickbeen
United Nations Assistance Mission
Seyanak Area, Kabul Kandahar
main road, Qalat
Post Box 3205
0700031410
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBunamaBunmissionsBorg/
Pakistan
AGHCO
HsB 3EE, StB 12, Sector E/2
Phase 1, Hayatabad, Peshawar
PO Box 6066 Kart-i-Parwan Post
0092915917709
0092333910709
AHSAO
Flat 407, Gul Haji Plaza
Jamrud Rd., Peshawar
00923009596629
[email protected]
[email protected]
AWEC
Afghan Women’s Educational
Center
0092512281143
[email protected]
Web:
www.awec.info
Contact Person: Gulalay Haidary
Basic Education for Afghans
Aziz Building, St. 1, University Rd.
Shaheen Town, Peshawar
0092915843470
0092915850725
Fax:
00E2E1D8426E3
Admin/Finance Manager: Faisal Mir
Committee for Rehabilitation Aid
to Afghanistan
University Rd., Peshawar
PO Box 2016, Kabul
0092915853220
Fax:
00E2E1D84016E
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web:
www.craausa.org
Director:
Hs. 25, Abdara Rd, Madena
Masjid, Peshawar
0915705125
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBcha-netBorg
HAFO
Facilitating Organization
D3-B Park Avenue, University Town
Peshawar
0092915704677
0092915844674
Fax:
00E2E1D844674
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[email protected]
[email protected]
Jeb:
wwwBhafo-intBorg
Country Representative: Qaisar Khan
IbnSina Public Health Programme
for Afghanistan
HsB 7E, StB 6, Sector G-2, Phase 2
Peshawar
009291582544
009291582516
[email protected]
Liaison Of�cer: Capitan Fazel
Services for Humanitarian
Assistance and Development
Tahkal Payan Azad building 3rd
�oor of�ce noB 43, Peshawar
00923438922151
00915844390
[email protected]
Web:
www.shade.org.af
Contact Person: Ahmed Kamal
Terre des Hommes
Hs. 84 E, Rahman Baba Rd.
University Town, Peshawar
0092915702379
[email protected]
Web:
www.tdh.ch
Project Coordinator: Fazel Mehmood
Index
Index
This index lists organisations, events,
programmes and other items mentioned in the
A to Z Guide
. It lists countries if they appear in
the text as implementers of programmes, but
not if they are simply in a list of funders. Also, it
does not list people who appear in the guide, or
organisations who feature only in the contacts
directory; the latter are listed alphabetically by
province, with a table of contents on page 156.
ACKU Box Library Extension (ABLE) 10
Af�nity Group of National Associations
Afghan Civil Society Forum Organisation (ACSFO)
10, 89
Afghan Development Association (ADA)
Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Head Of�ce
(AGCHO) ii, 3,
Afghan Interim Authority (AIA) 8, 24, 35, 52, 70
Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU) 9
Afghanistan Compact 6, 10, 11, 15, 40, 46, 48,
49, 57, 60, 125
Afghanistan Country Stability Picture (ACSP) 11
Afghanistan Development Forum (ADF)
13
22
55
58
Afghanistan Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) 30
Commission (AIHRC) 12, 27, 85
Afghanistan Interim Administration 70
Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) 13
Afghanistan Justice Sector Reform Project (AJSRP)
42
Afghanistan Local Governance Facility Development
Program 38
Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS)
11, 13, 21, 27, 32, 40, 42, 44, 46, 47, 48, 51,
56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 75
Afghanistan National Development Strategy
14, 66
Afghanistan New Beginnings Programme (ANBP)
16, 20
Afghanistan NGO Safety Of�ce (ANSO)
18
Afghanistan Parliamentary Assistance Project
(APAP) 73
Afghanistan Parliamentary Institute 73
Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme
(APRP) 17, 18, 28, 43, 44, 47, 52
Afghanistan Reconstruction Steering Group (ARSG)
63
Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF)
18,
20, 21, 42, 47
Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
iv
Afghanistan Rule of Law Project (AROLP) 45
Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program
21
Afghanistan Social Outreach 38
Afghanistan Stabilization Programme (ASP) 38
Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 25
Afghanistan Sub-National Governance Programme
(ASGP) 38
Afghan Local Police 6, 62
Afghan Military Forces (AMF)
16
Afghan National Army (ANA) 4, 17, 34, 39, 47, 61,
Afghan National Auxiliary Police (ANAP) 6
Afghan National Police (ANP)
33
35
44
47
61
78
Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)
4, 7, 19,
Afghan NGO Coordination Bureau (ANCB) 7, 55, 62
Afghan Public Protection Programme (APPP/AP3)
Afghan Special Narcotics Force
Afghan Transitional Authority (ATA) 8, 24, 35, 70
Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) 8, 56, 62
Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR)
AINA Photo Agency ii
19
Anti Government Elements (AGEs) 17
Anti-Personnel Mine & Ammunition Stockpile
16
AREU Library v
Arman FM Limited
Asia Foundation (TAF)
91
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Asian Development Bank (ADB)
20, 41, 63, 67
Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL)
91
Attorney General 27, 41, 71, 74, 75
Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) 23, 32
Berlin Meeting and Declaration
23, 24, 58, 63
Bonn Conference and Agreement 4, 8, 10, 11, 23,
24, 25, 34, 36, 39, 46, 61, 63, 70, 72, 75
Building Education Support Systems for Teachers
(BESST) 32
Cabinet Sub-Committee on Economic Issues
Calendars in Afghanistan 24
Capacity Development Programme (DGP)
Central Government of Afghanistan 80
Central Poppy Eradication Force (PEF)
Central Prisons Department (CPD)
Central Statistics Organisation (CSO) 25, 83
Centre for Policy and Human Development (CPHD)
53
Civil Service Commission 21, 36
Civil Service Institute 37
Civil Service Reform Project 61
Civil Services and Management Department
37, 61
Civil Service Secretariat (CSS) 37
Civil Society and Human Rights Network (CSHRN)
26
Clusters 27
Coalition Forces (CF)
26, 29, 39, 41, 59
Combined Forces Command–Afghanistan (CFC-A)
29
Combined Joint Task Force 101
Combined Security Transition Command -
Afghanistan (CSTC-A)
7, 29, 40, 41
Community Development Council (CDC)
Community Development Plan (CDP)
Comprehensive Agricultural and Rural Development
Facility (CARD-F)
Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) 30
Constitutional Drafting Commission (CDC)
31
Constitutional Loya Jirga (CLJ) 8, 24, 30, 35, 70
Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) 31
Constitution of Afghanistan 96
Consultative Group (CG) 15, 52
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 25
Consumer Price Index Yearbook 25
Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (CHA) 31
Counter-Narcotics
32, 42, 61
Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) 33
Counter Narcotics Trust Fund (CNTF)
Courts of Appeal 76
71
Democracy International
Department of Mine Clearance (DMC)
Deputy Minister for Security Affairs
Development Assistance Database (DAD)
Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration
16, 20, 23, 61
Disarmament & Reintegration Commission (D&RC)
17
Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG)
16,
20, 61
District Delivery Program (DDP)
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
Educational Quality Improvement Project (EQUIP)
21
Education Quality Program for Teachers
Education Watch for Afghanistan 32
Election 2010 92
Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) 34, 85,
88, 89, 91, 92, 93
Electoral System 82
Emergency Loya Jirga (ELJ) 8, 34, 70
Emergency Telecommunications Project 21
Enhancing Legal and Electoral Capacity for
Tomorrow (ELECT) 86, 89
Ertiqa Magazine 9
European Commission 26
European Commission Humanitarian Aid Of�ce
(ECHO) 18
European Union (EU) 6, 35, 41, 91
European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan
(EUPOL) 6, 7, 35, 61
Index
Focused District Development (FDD)
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United
Nations (FAO)
France
Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan
(FEFA)
35, 86, 91, 92, 93
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
German Agro Action (GAA) 18
Germany 35, 61
Global Rights 73
Good Performance Initiative (GPI) 34
Government Coordination Committee 58
Government Media and Information Centre (GMIC)
36
Governor-Led Eradication programme (GLE)
Hague Conference 22, 36
Health Sector Emergency Reconstruction and
Development Project
21
High Of�ce of Oversight for Implementation of Anti-
Corruption Strategy 27
High Peace Council 9, 19
Humanitarian Action Plan (HAP) 30, 36
Independent Administrative Reform and Civil
Service Commission (IARCSC) 27, 36, 60, 77, 79
Independent Appeals Board 37
Independent Appointments Board 37
Independent Directorate of Local Governance
(IDLG)
27, 37, 59, 60, 77
Independent Election Commission (IEC) 39, 46,
83, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
Independent National Legal Training Centre 42
Industrial Parks Development Department
13
Inteqal
Interim Afghanistan National Development Strategy
(i-ANDS)
11, 15, 52, 58
International Centre for Not-for-Pro�t Law (ICNL)
International Coordination Group on Justice Reform
42
International Council of Voluntary Agencies
International Crisis Group 91
International Development Law Organization 88
International Foundation for Electoral Systems
International Labour Organisation (ILO) 67
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
13, 58, 63, 67
International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
63
67
International Police Coordination Board (IPCB) 7
International Republican Institute 73
International Rescue Committee (IRC) 18
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
11, 17, 19, 29, 34, 39, 40, 43, 59
Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
Italy 42, 61
magazine 10
Japan 61
Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) 4,
6, 11, 15, 40, 42, 44, 58
Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB) 85
Judicial Reform Commission (JRC) 75
Judiciary 74
Justice Sector Reform (JSR) 41, 61, 74, 75
Kabul Conference and Kabul Process 5, 17, 27,
32, 33, 40, 43, 47, 51, 60, 63, 64
Kabul Military Training Centre (KMTC) 5
Kabul Municipality 27
Kabul Police Academy (KPA) 7
Kabul Polytechnic University 3
Kabul University 3, 9, 53
Kuchis 71
Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA)
6, 43, 44
Laws in Afghanistan 45
Legislature 71
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Local Defense Initiative/Community Defense
Initiative (LDI/CDI)
London Conference 2006 11, 15, 40, 46
London conference 2010
22
27
43
46
52
63
64
Loya Jirga Commission 35
Media Relations Department
Micro�nance Investment Support Facility for
Afghanistan (MISFA)
21, 47
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
11
15,
23
48
Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan
(MACCA) 49, 67
Mine Action Programme for Afghanistan (MAPA) 49
Ministers of the Afghan Government 81
Ministries of the Afghan Government 81
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock
28
32
Ministry of Border and Tribal Affairs 19
Ministry of Commerce and Industry 27
Ministry of Communications and Information
Technology 12, 27
Ministry of Counter-Narcotics
28, 32, 61
Ministry of Defence
17, 61
Ministry of Economy 12, 16, 56
Ministry of Education 28, 32, 49
Ministry of Energy and Water 27, 28
Ministry of Finance
6, 12, 15, 27, 46, 48, 51, 52,
54, 57, 60, 61
Ministry of Higher Education 28
Ministry of Interior 5, 17, 27, 32, 44, 61
Ministry of Justice 27, 41, 45, 55, 61, 73, 74
Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and
Ministry of Mines 27
Ministry of Public Health 28, 32, 49
Ministry of Public Works 27
Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development
12, 21, 26, 27, 28, 32, 50, 54, 60
Ministry of Transportation and Civil Aviation 27
Ministry of Urban Development
27
Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) 28
National Anti-Corruption Strategy
National Area-Based Development Programme
National Assembly 8, 31, 51, 70, 71, 73, 75, 82,
87, 92
National Budget 20, 34, 47, 50, 52
National Consultative Peace Jirga (NCPJ) 47, 52
National Democratic Institute
National Development Framework (NDF)
National Development Programmes (NDPs)
National Drug Control Strategy (NDCS)
National Emergency Employment Programme
(NEEP) 21
National Human Development Report (NHDR)
National Justice Program (NJP) 43
National Military Academy of Afghanistan 5
National Priority Programs (NPPs) 27, 43, 50, 52
National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (NRVA)
15, 23, 26
National Security Council (NSC) 62
National Security Directorate (NDS)
17, 71
National Solidarity Programme (NSP) 21, 53
National Surveillance System (NSS)
O Training Mission - Afghanistan
NGO Code of Conduct 22, 55, 62,
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) 39, 41
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
18
Of�ce of Administrative Affairs and Council of
Ministers Secretariat (OAA/CMS)
27, 56, 70, 77
Of�cial Gazette (OG)
Operational Mentor and Liaison Team Programme
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
Organisation for Human Resources Development
31
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
(OSCE) 91
Ottawa Convention 17
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Paris Conference 13, 22, 57
Partners in Development
31
Pay and Grading 43, 61, 78
Peace and Reintegration Trust Fund
44, 47
Performance-Based Governors Fund (PBGF)
Policy Action Group (PAG) 34
Policy Analysis and Development Directorate (PADD)
57
Political Parties 88
Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) 13, 58
Primary Courts 76
Priority Reform and Restructuring (PRR) 43, 60
Provincial Development Plan (PDP)
16, 59
Provincial Justice Initiative 42
Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) 11, 35, 38,
Public Administration Reform (PAR) 36, 38, 60, 79
Public Investment Programme (PIP) 52
Public Sector 76
Red Crescent Society 71
Regional Afghan Municipalities Program for Urban
Population (RAMP UP) 38
Reintegration Tracking and Monitoring Database
19
Rome Conference on Justice and Rule of Law in
Afghanistan 42
Rule of Law Conference in Dubai
Saba Media Organisation (SMO) 31
Save the Children ii
Savings Groups (SGs) 21
Securing Afghanistan’s Future (SAF)
Security Sector Reform (SSR) 4, 6, 16, 28, 29, 32,
41, 59, 61, 63
Single Non-Transferable Vote (SNTV)
Social Services Watch of Afghanistan 32
Southern and Western Afghanistan and Balochistan
Association for Coordination (SWABAC) 56, 62
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for
Afghanistan 64, 85
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General
State University of New York (SUNY) 73
Statistical Master Plan (SMP) 25
Strengthening the Peace Programme (PTS) 20
Sub-National Governance Policy (SNGP)
Support to the Establishment of the Afghan
Legislature (SEAL) 73
Supreme Court 27, 41, 71, 74, 75, 85
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
18
Swisspeace Foundation
10
Task Force Phoenix
The Asia Foundation
Tokyo Conference on the Consolidation of Peace in
Afghanistan 23, 61, 63
Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan 70
Ulema Council 19
UN Development Assistance Framework 2010-2013
(UNDAF)
United Kingdom 5, 34, 61
United Nations 7, 11, 24, 29, 30, 41, 46, 70
United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan
(UNAMA) 17, 31, 41, 60, 63, 67, 86, 89
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development (UNCTAD)
64, 67
United Nations Country Team (UNCT) 63
United Nations Development Fund for Jomen
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Educational, Scienti�c and Cultural
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 67
United Nations Fourth Jorld Conference on Jomen
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(UNHCR) 67
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
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(UN-HABITAT)
United Nations in Afghanistan 63, 85
United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
United Nations Integrated Regional Information
Network (UNIRIN) 67
United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS
(UNAIDS) 64,
United Nations Of�ce for Project Services (UNOPS)
67
United Nations Of�ce for the Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) 67
United Nations Of�ce on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
United Nations Security Council 11, 86
United States 5, 34, 61
United States Forces Afghanistan LUSFOR-A]
UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) 49
UN Of�ce for the Coordination of Humanitarian
Affairs (UNOCHA) 49
US Central Command (CENTCOM) 29
Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs)
21
Welthungerhilfe 18
Wolesi Jirga Seat Allocations 84
World Bank 13, 20, 21, 41, 55, 58, 63, 67
Jorld Civil Society Forum
Jorld Food Programme (JFP)
World Health Organisation (WHO) 67
World Trade Organisation (WTO) 64
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