POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND LEADERSHIP

The first pillar is consists of 25 benchmarks, which 15 of them had to be completed before the end of the fiscal year 2018.  All 15 benchmarks are fully completed and 10 benchmarks will be completed through the course fiscal year 2019.

Total 25 Activities


No Progress Appoint the members of the Anti-Corruption Commission
No Progress Appoint palace ombudsman
No Progress Submission of 3-5 key AC benchmarks by all ministries and independent government organizations to ACC. Action plans must be updated every subsequent year and submitted to ACC
No Progress Completion of at least two anti-corruption reports by Anti-Corruption Commission
No Progress Revise civil and criminal codes to seize illegally obtained assets and exclude those convicted of corruption from public office
No Progress Passage of amendments of Law on Organization and Jurisdiction of Military Courts
No Progress Implement policies and procedures for access to information tracking requests, quality and timeliness of responses, and provide date in public quarterly updates
No Progress Develop and deliver awareness programs regarding access to information law
No Progress Pass parliamentary anti-corruption action plan
No Progress Hold annual anti-corruption conference
Completed Establish High Council on Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (AC policymaking)
Completed Create an independent palace ombudsman (hearing/registering high-level complaints)
Completed Consolidate all anti-corruption bodies - except the independent joint anti-corruption and evaluation committee (MEC) - under the office of the Attorney General
Completed Establishment of the ACJC (AC prosecutions)
Completed Create Deputy AGO for Anti-Corruption (AC investigations)
Completed Review anti-corruption laws and regulations
Completed Pass a consolidated subnational governance policy
Completed Propose an accounting law that would set national standards for all public agencies and license auditors and accounting firms
Completed Pass Law on Responsibilities of the AGO
Completed Pass Anti-Corruption Law
Completed Enact whistle Blower protection Law
Completed Amend the access to information law to meet international best practices and strengthen the recently established oversight commission on Access to information
Completed National leadership consultation of the President on anti-corruption efforts
Completed Include civil society inputs in the development of new governance or anti-corruption legislation and policies
Completed Enforce full 100% compliance with asset disclosure requirements for senior officials

REFORMING THE SECURITY SECTOR

This pillar is consists of 23 benchmarks, which 5 benchmarks had to be completed by the end of the fiscal year 2018. 4 benchmarks are fully completed, and in one benchmark there have been no improvements. 18 benchmarks will be completed through the course of the fiscal year 2019.

(It should be noted that the 4 benchmarks included in the second pillar of the previous strategy, were removed from the revised version of the strategy. With the previous four benchmarks, the number of benchmarks in this pillar becomes 27. Those removed benchmarks were being already completed. The current strategy has 23 benchmarks in the pillar 2.)

Total 23 Activities


No Progress MoD and MoI personnel must be paid through the banking system or through mobile money (to 90% confidence level)
No Progress Conduct annual audit checks of personnel on APPS system
No Progress Conduct annual performance evaluation of commanders at the center and corps level
No Progress Create a database to monitor those who have been selected and sent on a military scholarships
No Progress Deploy CoreIMS at Corp Level (based on internet connectivity availability)
No Progress Full activation of Case Management System (CMS) at the Military Courts and Prosecution Section
No Progress Create a database of martyrs and disables, arbitrarily leave of personnel, war captives and new recruitment
No Progress Push out property module at Corp Module (based on internet connectivity availability)
No Progress Expand CoreIMS to brigade level (based on internet connectivity availability)
No Progress Expand CoreIMS to local police battalion level (based on internet connectivity availability)
No Progress Internal audit shall conduct regular (every six months) project cost estimate reviews with respect to the awarded contracts
No Progress Upgrading the Army Staff Crimes Investigation Division under the direct supervision of the Minister
No Progress Civilianize most MoD non-military positions in administration, procurement, and human resources (note that procurement department will include some military personnel)
No Progress Civilianize most MoI non-military positions in administration, procurement, and human resources (note that procurement department will include some police personnel)
No Progress MoD internal audit to provide a report every six months to NSC/AOP
No Progress MoI internal audit to provide a report every six months to NSC/AOP
No Progress All army personnel will be recorded in the biometric registration system (APPS), to at least the 95% confidence level
No Progress All police personnel will be recorded in the biometric registration system (APPS), to at least the 95% confidence level
No Progress Anti-corruption teaching materials to be added in the national army curriculum
Completed Appoint a High Oversight Board to provide guidance and audits of senior security-related appointments and promotions
Completed Defense planning, budget, and strategy: (1) publish unconditional defense strategy and a detailed defense budget, (2) publish an anti-corruption action plan for this sector
Completed Oversight on secret procurement: (1) publish oversight mechanisms for confidential procurement, (2) provide parliament with detailed audit reports related to defense and security sectors
Completed Transfer Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) and the border guards from MoI to MoD, with all senior commanders to undergo a full review

REPLACING PATRONAGE WITH MERIT

This pillar is consists of 11 benchmarks, which 3 of them had to be completed by the end of the fiscal year 2018. All 3 are fully completed and 8 benchmarks will be completed through the course of the fiscal year 2019.

Total 11 Activities


No Progress MoLSA will prepare a retirement packages (Golden Handshake) and education options for civil servants that must leave civil service
No Progress At least 5,000 superannuated of non-performing civil servants managed out of or given education option packages after which they either meet performance criteria or leave the civil service
No Progress Prepare a code of conduct for government employees, including an anti-corruption section
No Progress Transfer the registered asset declaration forms of successful 2018 parliamentary candidates from the IEC to the Administration for Asset Declaration
No Progress MoLSA and MoF to complete biometric registrations of all pensioners
No Progress CSO to conduct an anti-corruption survey at schools throughout the country
No Progress MoEd & MoHEd to incorporate CSO survey findings into their annual AC action plan
No Progress Asset declaration office to develop systems for asset declaration verification, including signing MOUs with relevant bodies
Completed Public advertising and competitive selection for all positions
Completed Introduce an awards program for civil servant individual and team achievements in fighting corruption
Completed Revitalization of the civil service training center to provide various courses in public administration and anti-corruption issues to at least 4,000 inductees

PROSECUTING THE CORRUPT

This pillar is consists of 19 benchmarks, which 6 benchmarks had to be completed by the end of the fiscal year 2018. 4 benchmarks are fully completed, 2 benchmarks are half completed and 13 benchmarks will be completed through the course of the fiscal year 2019.

Total 19 Activities


No Progress Prepare a plan of action to reform the office of Taqnin (Legislative Drafting)
No Progress Prepare a plan of action to reform the office of Huquq (Legal Affairs)
No Progress Prepare a plan of action to reform Directorate of Qaza-e-Dawlat (Government Cases in Ministry of Justice)
No Progress Broaden the membership of the stage committee to include vetted and independent representatives from Legislative, Judiciary, Executive and relevant Civil Society organizations, including member of academia and foreign experts
No Progress Advance discussions and agreements on extradition and cross-border crime
No Progress Order all courts to make sure all their trials are held open to public, except if stated in law that trial must be private
No Progress AGO to identify insecure districts without prosecutors and introduce at least 20 additional prosecutors in those districts
No Progress Advance discussions and agreements on recovery of illegally obtained assets
No Progress Publish statistics on number of cases in each court, conviction rates, length of time from start to resolution, number of civil trials & settlements
No Progress Establish audio monitoring of anti-corruption trials. Require all legal proceedings in corruption cases to be recorded to enhance transparency and ensure just application of the law
No Progress Establish a TV channel to broadcast trials and court proceedings
No Progress AGO to provide quarterly report to HCRLAC on investigations, trials, convictions, and execution on warrants
No Progress The AGO's Anti-Corruption Unit will effectively and efficiently track, report and increase year on year the percentage of cases that move from: (1) referral to investigation; and (2) investigation to trial
Half Completed Publish all anti-corruption court decisions, except those decisions which are stated not to be published in the law
Half Completed AGO to publish online all ACJC court decisions in accordance with the provisions of the law.
Completed AGO to identify insecure districts without prosecutors and introduce at least 40 prosecutors in those districts
Completed Strengthen case management system in courts including implementing safe archiving
Completed Establishing a complaints hearing committee
Completed Establish an internal committee to monitor AC strategy implementation, analyze processes and set new policies

FOLLOWING THE MONEY

This pillar is consists of 13 benchmarks, which 10 of them had to be completed by the end of the fiscal year 2018. All are completed and 3 benchmarks will be completed through the course of the fiscal year 2019.

Total 13 Activities


No Progress Establishment of the SOC Oversight Board to ensure oversight of state-owned corporations
No Progress Amend NPA regulations to require that the full text of government awards, contracts, and contract alterations must be published as a condition of their coming into force
No Progress Implement the Addis Tax Initiative and the Common Reporting Standard
Completed Creation of National Procurement Authority (NPA) and National Procurement Commission (NPC)
Completed Move the financial task force to the attorney general’s office
Completed Afghanistan to join WTO
Completed Secure the required capacity and resources to build capacities of relevant officials for collecting, publishing, storing, accessing, and sharing contract data and execution of a transparent public procurement system
Completed Strengthening the supreme audit office through a revision to the supreme audit law
Completed Afghanistan to be removed from FATF grey list
Completed Obtain Addis Tax membership
Completed Make annual implementation plans to reform the custom services in line with principles of the Arusha Declaration of the World Customs Organization (WCO)
Completed Advertise the rates and procedures at the borders and inland custom depots on website
Completed KBR and Asset Recovery Department to send MLAs to begin oversea recoveries

IMPROVING ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS

The first pillar is consists of 11 benchmarks, which 5 of them had to be completed by the end of the fiscal year 2018. 4 benchmarks are completed and one benchmark is in the final stages of completion. 6 benchmarks will be completed through the course of the fiscal year 2019. 

Total 11 Activities


No Progress Establishment of Minerals Technical Committee
No Progress AOGRA to develop regulations in relation to oil imports
No Progress Passage of Beneficiary Ownership Law or Regulations
No Progress ACBR one-stop shop fully implemented in Kabul
No Progress ACBR one-stop shop fully implemented in three additional provinces
No Progress ACBR to record biometric information during new license registrations or renewals
Final Stages Approve organizational structure and budget of new hydrocarbons regulatory authority (AOGRA)
Completed Pass new Hydrocarbons Law that creates an independent hydrocarbons regulatory authority
Completed Pass new Minerals Law with new anti-corruption provisions, including (1) contraction publication as condition of validity, (2) publication of revenues, and (3) disclosure of beneficial ownership
Completed Passage of new Companies Law
Completed Passage of new Insolvency Law