Integrity Watch report indicates serious flaws in governance of the ACB
September 5, 2020, Kabul—New research by Integrity Watch on the governance of the Afghan Cricket Board (ACB) shows that while the cricket team has recorded incredible success on the field, the Board itself lacks transparency, accountability and governance & corruption prevention measures. The report highlights that the procedures for the appointment of board members are  [...]
Integrity Watch survey: Health facilities need urgent attention to help fight COVID-19 in Afghanistan
August 20 2020, Kabul—A survey of seven hundred health facilities in thirteen provinces shows that the procedures for screening of visitors at the health centers are very often not being followed. The survey also demonstrates that the Afghan Government and the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) urgently need to improve their oversight and evidence-based decision  [...]
Integrity Watch: The Attorney General’s Office Should Establish a Prosecution Service Commission to Overcome Corruption in its Recruitment Cycle
July 29, 2020, Kabul—Integrity Watch calls upon the Attorney General Office to adopt an accountable, efficient and contextually appropriate mechanism that covers the entire recruitment cycle of prosecutors’ recruitment. A policy brief published by Integrity Watch today analyzes the proposed model of recruitment of new prosecutors in the draft of Law on Structure and Authorities  [...]
Integrity Watch calls on Afghan government to engage with communities to develop the mining sector
July 27, 2020, Kabul—Integrity Watch’s new study of community engagement in the mining sector shows that the role of local communities in mining areas is very weak and the government has not institutionalized public engagement through any long-term strategy. The report provides the ground and a working basis for civil society organization willing to develop  [...]
Civil society raises concerns over the nomination of the Governor of the Da Afghanistan Bank and his questionable actions following his nomination
June 27, 2020 Kabul—A number of Afghan civil society organizations have raised a number of concerns over the nomination of Ajmal Ahmadi as Governor of Da Afghanistan Bank or the Central Bank. Ajmal Ahmadi was formerly Minister of Commerce and close aide to the President. The civil society organisations also raised questions about his recent  [...]
Civil Society urges government leadership to commit to independence of the judiciary and having oversight, and regulatory institutions following a political deal
Friday, June 5, 2020 – Kabul: Civil Society organizations urged President Ashraf Ghani and the Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah to commit to independence of the judiciary and to having oversight and regulatory institutions following a deal to end the political turmoil which followed the disputed election results. The deal  [...]
Integrity Watch: The Afghan government must focus on the immediate needs of health facilities to cope with Covid-19
17 May 2020, Kabul, Afghanistan—In the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak, new research by Integrity Watch shows that the Afghan health facilities face operational and maintenance challenges; weak personnel management and less than effective oversight by the Ministry of Public Health. The report places a call on the Afghan government to engage in direct consultation  [...]
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