To improve local governance in Afghanistan, CIPE conducts training seminars for the Provincial Councils in Afghanistan on democratic governance and market economics, including topics like advocacy, corruption, and the informal economy. Using the knowledge gained from the seminars, many of the Provincial Councils have taken on issues affecting their communities.
CIPE recently discussed the efforts of the Kunar Provincial Council with Chairperson Haji Mia Hassan. After discussing corruption issues with local government officials, the Kunar Provincial Council filed corruption cases against several officials with the prosecutor’s office, including the director of the Customs Department and the Director of Haj and Endowments.
The Kunar Provincial Council organized a public demonstration to raise awareness of the poor quality of work on public utility projects in Asadabad, the provincial capital. Following the demonstration, the mayor of Asadabad agreed to meet with the Provincial Council and promised to improve the quality of work.
Following up on reports of corruption in the distribution of aid material by the Ministry of Rural Development, the Kunar Provincial Council members initiated an investigation. Read More...