National Advocacy Committee for Public Policy
Ensuring Citizens' Voice in Governance
National Advocacy Committee for Public Policy
Ensuring Citizens' Voice in Governance
National Advocacy Committee for Public Policy
Ensuring Citizens' Voice in Governance

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

Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative which aims to provide a platform for global reformers to make their government more responsive, transparent and fiscally sustainable. This initiative was established on the sidelines of UN generally assembly in 2011 by eight participating countries (Brazil, Indonesia, Norway, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States). This participation has now grown from 8 to more than 75 countries worldwide. The basic format for this partnership is that participating countries are committed to fighting corruption in their countries, throughout this process they are entitled to develop sets of commitments and embed them in a Package which is known as the National Action Plan.

Research Fields:   Anti-Corruption

Evidence-Based, Constructive Advocacy: A Handbook

This manual is developed as a result of APPRO’s collaboration and interaction with numerous government agencies and civil society organizations throughout Afghanistan since 2007. The manual is intended to serve as a resource for policy and advocacy trainers and civil society individuals and organizations that wish to pursue positive societal change through constructive, evidence-based advocacy.

Research Fields:   Resources

Afghanistan Rights Monitor – Cycle 3

The objective for the ARM monitoring rounds is to assess changes in fundamental rights conditions across ten target provinces from January 2016 to December 2017. “Fundamental Rights” are conceptualized broadly to include Civic, Social, and Economic rights. A baseline assessment was concluded in December 2015 to establish the basis against which to monitor changes in fundamental rights conditions, followed by the first monitoring cycle between January and April 2016. The reporting period for this second monitoring cycle covers May to August 2016. Data were collected in 29 rural and urban districts in the Central, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western geographical zones of Afghanistan.

Research Fields:   Human Security

نظارت از حقوق اساسی شهروندان افغانستان دورۀ نظارتی سوم

این سومین گزارش نظارتی پروژۀ نظارت از حقوق شهروندان افغانستان (ARM) می باشد که برای سال 2016 تهیه و ترتیب شده است. گزارش حاضر به دنبال انتشار گزارشات نظارتی اول و دوم در ماه های اپریل و آگوست 2016، منتشر شده و با کمک مالی وزارت امور خارجۀ هالند فراهم آمده است. موسسۀ مطالعات عامۀ افغانستان از تمام کسانی که موافقت کردند تا در روند جمع آوری معلومات برای این گزارش سهم بگیرند، صمیمانه سپاسگزاری می کند

Afghanistan Rights Monitor: Monitoring Cycle 2

This is the second monitoring report of Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) following the first monitoring report released in April 2016 and a baseline assessment released in December 2015. The objective for the ARM monitoring rounds is to assess changes in fundamental rights conditions across ten target provinces from January 2016 to December 2017. “Fundamental Rights” are conceptualized broadly to include Civic, Social, and Economic rights. A baseline assessment was concluded in December 2015 to establish the basis against which to monitor changes in fundamental rights conditions, followed by the first monitoring cycle between January and April 2016. The reporting period for this second monitoring cycle covers May to August 2016. Data were collected in 29 rural and urban districts in the Central, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western geographical zones of Afghanistan.

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نظارت از حقوق اساسی شهروندان افغانستان مرحلۀ دوم

این دومین گزارش نظارتی پروژۀ نظارت از حقوق اساسی شهروندان افغانستان می باشد که بعد از انتشار گزارش نظارتی اول در ماه اپریل 2016 و ارزیابی اولیه در ماه دسمبر 2015 منتشر می شود. گزارش حاضر با کمک مالی وزارت امور خارجۀ هالند تهیه شده است. موسسۀ مطالعات عامۀ افغانستان از تمام کسانی که با اشتراک در روند جمع آوری معلومات موافقت نمودند، صمیمانه سپاسگزاری می کند

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.

Research Fields:   Anti-Corruption

Rights in Afghanistan: “Human” or “Fundamental”?

This paper examines ordinary citizens’ views about the notions of human and fundamental rights as well as the activities and impacts associated with them. The paper identifies ways in which human / fundamental rights may be best addressed in Afghanistan, given the contextual sensitivities and the uneven approach to implement these rights since 2001. This paper was made possible through funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands.

Research Fields:   Human Security

برداشت ها از مفهوم حقوق در افغانستان: حقوق “بشر” یا “حقوق بنیادی”؟

در این گزارش، دیدگاه های شهروندان عادی در مورد اندیشه های حقوق بشر و حقوق بنیادی مورد بررسی قرار می گیرد. در این راستا به این موضوع می پردازیم که شهروندان عادی نسبت به فعالیت هایی که بر محور این حقوق انجام می شوند و نیز تأثیرات آنها چه برداشتی دارند. لذا با لحاظ حساسیت های فرهنگی-زمینه ای و با توجه به اینکه از سال 2001 به بعد با عدم توازن رویکردی در تطبیق این حقوق مواجه بوده ایم، شیوه هایی را که می توانند به بهترین نحو به تطبیق حقوق بشر/بنیادی در افغانستان کمک کنند، شناسایی نموده ایم.

State-Civil Society Relations: Fundamental Rights in Kashmir (India)

This paper examines the situation of fundamental rights in Kashmir with a specific focus on the impact of conflict on the institutionalization, or lack thereof, of these rights. It explores the interaction between civil society organizations (NGOs) and the government from a “good governance” perspective for Kashmir. The NGOs (local, national, and international organizations) and government institutions engaged for this research include entities working on the delivery of basic services such as education, health, food security, employment, and shelter. The research finds that there are numerous lessons from the Kashmir experience for Afghanistan, including awareness of the high risk of fundamental rights becoming secondary to concerns about managing social unrest and a volatile security environment.

Research Fields:   Human Security