History of afghanistangov.org

The Afghan government has moved on from afghanistangov.org to its new official home https://www.afghangovernment.com/ . This website provides you with all the information

The Government of Afghanistan is committed to sharing information openly with its international and national partners and with the Afghan people. This website is part of this commitment to transparency, along with sites managed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a Dari and Pashto site managed by the Office of the President, and other Line Ministry sites. 

This central website of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan provides information on Afghanistan’s National Budget, the Government’s Donor Assistance Database, and on major international conferences on Afghan reconstruction. The Donor Assistance Database provides open access to information all major projects in Afghanistan, and relies on regular reporting by donor, UN agency and NGO partners.

Click below for information on the President’s six National Priority Sub-Programmes, summarized in the Rebuilding Our Nation information booklet.
Also available are key speeches and policy documents, and information on the Consultative Group (CG) process the key means through which the Government works together with its partners to coordinate and manage aid. The CGs cover all major sectors (education, health, transport, etc) and help ensure that aid is managed effectively and for the benefit of Afghanistan’s most vulnerable people.

The Ministry of Finance published the second financial report, which shows an accounting of resources available to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from the fourth quarter of 1380 to the end of second quarter of 1383.Please contact the website manager with your feedback or to suggest materials which could be hosted on this Government website. (See foot of this page)

The Government of Afghanistan decided to establish a system for tracking aid flows into the country to assist in resource mobilization and the effective allocation of these resources across sectors and provinces in preparing the budget guiding the flow of funds. To meet these needs, the Government established the Donor Assistance Database (DAD) with the support of UNDP, drawing on best international practices.

DAD provides a tool for tracking reconstruction and humanitarian projects operating in Afghanistan, where the projects are operating, who finances them, and which organization implements them.

DAD is designed to support the implementation of the National Budget. The Government presented a National Development Budget to the international community at the Afghanistan Development Forum in Kabul in March 2003. DAD records all the cabinet-approved projects contained in the National Budget, and provides the Cabinet with fortnightly updates on total donor commitments and disbursements in support of each National Programme. It also provides the means to track the translation of the broad pledges made by the international community at Tokyo in January 2002 and in Brussels in March 2003 into support for specific projects and programmes – or for the Operating Budget. DAD also tracks projects outside of the National Budget framework, enabling donors and Government to assess what proportion of assistance support the priorities set out in the National Budget, and what remains extra-budgetary.
DAD also tracks the progress of projects as they move along the project cycle – from concept note, to feasibility study, to full project document. Project documents and relevant studies are uploaded to the database and made accessible to the user.

DAD operates in Dari as well as English, ensuring the broadest value of the information of Government and other stakeholders within Afghanistan. DAD is accessible to anyone who has an internet connection. It is however a sophisticated tool and most users will find that they can get all the information they require from the pre-prepared reports presented below. These reports are presented by programme, donor, ministry, and province.

For DAD to be useful to decision-makers it is essential that it is as comprehensive and accurate as possible. This relies on a close partnership between the Government of Afghanistan and the international community – donors, UN agencies, IFIs, and NGOs.

BERLIN, Tuesday March 30 2004The total cost over the past two decades of conflict in Afghanistan as measured in terms of lost growth and the cost of humanitarian assistance and military expenditure could have amounted to roughly US$240 billion, according to World Bank calculations.This figure stands in sharp contrast to the US$100 a year for every Afghan for the next seven years that the country’s government is lobbying for at a donor conference in Berlin this week. A new report entitled Securing Afghanistan’s Future, prepared by the Government of Afghanistan with support from the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and UN agencies, says that US$27.5 billion over the next seven years will be needed to take Afghanistan from its current dire levels of poverty, hunger and want to an annual per capita GDP of about US$500.”The sad reality is that in all probability Afghanistan’s average annual income would have been about US$500 per person absent the conflict of the past 20 years,” said Alastair McKechnie, World Bank Country Director for Afghanistan. “The figure of US$27.5 billion may seem a lot but it will simply help Afghanistan get back on the track from which its people were brutally wrenched in the late Seventies.”

Useful Links:

  1. Afghan Constitution: http://www.constitution-afg.com
  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.afghanistan-mfa.net
  3. Ministry of Finance: www.mof.gov.af
  4. Ministry of Communication: www.moc.gov.af
  5. Government Procurement Unit: www.af/aaca/procurement
  6. ANBP,DRR information: www.undpanbp.org
  7. WorldBank: www.worldbank.org/af

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