Anti Corruption

Presentation on Administrative Corruption – Administrative Office of the President

One June 18, 2017, APPRO presented findings of its research on administrative corruption to the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff (DEPCS) of the Administrative Office of the President, in Kabul.

The presentation drew on findings from a baseline assessment conducted as part of the Citizens’ Forum Against Corruption (CFAC) project.
The presentation highlighted the highly systemic and institutionalized nature of corruption in tax assessment, payment, and collection processes and the impact on the interactions between service users and providers.
One of the key conclusions from this presentation was the government needed to go beyond periodic consultations with civil society and initiate an inclusive, ongoing dialogue between state and non-state actors to collaborate and explore possibilities fighting corruption as a shared, systemic problem.

Report Corruption Now! An Online Initiative Towards Better Governance in Afghanistan

As part of its efforts to combat corruption and increase the accountability of service providers in Afghanistan, APPRO has launched an interactive online platform to collect and share Afghan citizens’ experiences on multiple forms of corruption among service providers.

This initiative allows citizens to:
– Report bribes they were forced to pay;
– Report honest practices and innovative initiatives successful in resisting corruption; and
– Rate government departments.
Citizens’ involvement is crucial to curb corruption. By reporting your experience of corruption and bringing to attention effective techniques to combat corruptive practices, you can contribute to hold service providers accountable and develop new ways of resisting corrupt demands.
All submissions are anonymous and the details of those who use the website to report cases of corruption will not be shared with any person or organization.
You can share your experiences in Dari here, and in English here. A Pashto version will soon be available.

1st Civil Society Consultation Workshop on Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Afghanistan

On April 12, 2017,  a Civil Society Consultation Workshop on Open Government Partnership was organized for the first time in Afghanistan. Facilitated by Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) in close coordination with APPROEPDACBAR and AWN, the workshop sought to 1) to raise the awareness of civil society actors about the OGP initiative and process; and 2) to facilitate discussion and proactive participation of civil society in the development of commitments as part of OGP. The ultimate objective is to ensure the OGP initiative and process are inclusive of, and owned by, both Government and Civil Society. Read more

Policy Brief: Administrative Corruption in Tax Collection

By all accounts, corruption has become part of the daily life in Afghanistan, with administrative corruption in taxation and business licensing becoming a major concern for the government and its international donors in Afghanistan. There is broad consensus that administrative corruption undermines development and government legitimacy and effectiveness. Read more