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  [...]
Integrity Watch: Oversight and justice institutions should remain independent of any political deal
11 May, 2020, Kabul, Afghanistan—Integrity Watch expressed its concerns over the recent talks between the government and different political groups to reach a deal including the distribution of the justice, regulatory, and oversight institutions as part of a potential power-sharing agreement. The civil society warned against any attempt to further politicize these institutions which are  [...]
Open Budget Survey 2019: Afghan Government fails to further open up its budget as reform efforts stall
April 30, 2020, Kabul, Afghanistan—Amidst concern over weak oversight of the government’s response to the corona virus outbreak, the Open Budget Survey (OBS) 2019 results, released today in Kabul, indicate stagnation in the reform of public finance management. The OBS results show that Afghanistan’s National Budget transparency rating improved only one point from 49 to  [...]
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