Afghan government pledges to engage public in the mining sector
Following the launch of a feasibility study that provides a roadmap to community monitoring of extractive sites in the country, Integrity Watch held a webinar in which government, civil society and researchers discussed the opportunities and challenges of public engagement in the sector on July 27, 2020. During the webinar, the researchers and civil society  [...]
Stumbling blocks to accessing information in the times of COVID-19
Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health officials recently warned that 10 million people might have contracted the Covid 19 virus in the country. With COVID-19 spreading like wildfire, the Afghan Government has taken measures to allocate resources including funds to the provincial governments to respond to this situation. However, there are widespread allegations of corruption such  [...]
Local volunteer in Nangarhar ensure community access to health services during COVID-19
Community volunteers monitor a health facility in Nangarhar during covid19   Char Bagh-e-Safa Health Center at Surkhroad District in eastern Nangarhar province was closed to local residents until a local integrity volunteer recently visited the health center during the month of May 2020 after the COVID-19 outbreak. Farhad Ibrahimkhail, the volunteer found that the center’s  [...]
Local volunteer prevents corruption and misuse in Herat Province’s Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital
A community volunteer checks the stock of the Herat Province’s Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital   Lack of attention by the health personnel towards patients has been one of the major problems at Herat Province’s Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital. Shaimagul Nasr-e-lahi, Integrity Watch’s local volunteer noticed during her monitoring visit of this hospital on June 20,  [...]
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