PRESIDENT’S WORDS

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The people of Afghanistan will witness the fundamental reforms in education sector that they are seeking for. I call upon all people of Afghanistan to initiate National Education Assembling across the country.

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ARG HISTORY

Kabul, a city of ancient history which had been a home for kings and crowns. In the past, a wall, which still its remainders exist, enclosed the city with six entrance gates. Each of the doors were known with a certain name…

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AOP Holds First Coordinating Meeting on Preparation of OGP National Action Plan

19 03 2017

Administrative Office of the President held the first coordinating meeting on preparation of National Action Plan in accordance with the commitments made to Open Government Partnership.  

Deputy of Monitoring, Evaluation and Audit of AOP Abdul Subhan Rauf chaired the meeting in which representatives from government offices were participating as well.  In this meeting, several issues including significance and manner of Afghanistan’s membership to OGP and the way ahead for the government were brought under discussion.

Abdul Subhan Rauf said in order to fulfill the commitments of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, OGP Secretariat is established within the structure of AOP Deputy General Directorate of Monitoring, Evaluation and Audit so that it can implement, monitor and promote the values and principles of OGP.

He added that membership to OGP provides the ground to bring reforms in state institutions and increases engagement of citizens in decision-making as well as the reform programs of the government.

The deputy of Monitoring, Evaluation and Audit further added that OGP National Action Plan will be designed and implemented through overarching processes and with involvement of civil institutions.

Member countries of OGP are responsible to design and implement NAP.

NAP is consist of enhancing transparency, accountability, responsiveness, citizens’ empowerment, promotion of e-governance, providing access to information and tackling corruption in all sectors of the government.

The plan comprises 5 to 15 reform commitments and will be designed and implemented for two years.

The 70-member Open Government Partnership was founded in 2011 by Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, Philippine, South Africa, UK and USA.

Afghanistan formally received membership to OGP in December 8, 2016.

OGP Secretariat intends to launch and run a website for public use in order to facilitate citizens’ access to the relevant information.