Working Groups

The Working Group on the Rule of Law

Rule of law means that all the citizens are equal before the law and are responsible accordingly. The components of the rule of law are fair and just laws, accountability, and open governance, impartial and accessible mechanisms of conflict resolution. 

The objective of the Working Group on the Rule of Law is to increase transparency, accountability and public participation through development and implementation of policies relevant to this area.

This group is chaired by the director general of policy and plan of ministry of interior affairs.

Working Group on Infrastructure Development

Infrastructure is a term used to explain the physical-economic systems such as transport, communication, canalization, water and energy and so on. The standard infrastructure is the core for economic growth in a country. Implementing infrastructure projects requires huge expenditure that is usually financed by the governments.

The objective of the Infrastructure Development Working Group is increased transparency, accountability and public participation through development and implementation of infrastructure policies. The chair of this working group lies with the Director of Planning and Policy of the Ministry of Public Work of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

 

Working Group on Private Sector Development

Though, the private sector is established by private entities for the purpose of obtaining wealth, but its role in generating wealth and employment opportunities is greater than the public sector. The active private sector serves as an engine for the economic growth in a country.

The objective of the Working Group on Private Sector Development is increased transparency, accountability and public participation through implementing of policies related to private sector. The chair of this working group lies with the Director of Planning and Policy of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries.

Working Group of Human Resources Development

Human resources development means investment in order to accumulate human capital in the economy of a country. Human capital is the amount of economic value that is reflected in the format of skills and expertise of the work force in economy. The development of human resources has effects over the economic growth. Firstly, development of human capital increases generation in the market economy and increase of generation results in the upsurge of production, economic growth and increase of wealth. Secondly, investment on human resources results in forming institutions in a country that entails development and economic prosperity.

The objective of the Working Group on Human Resources Development is increased transparency, accountability and public participation through developing and implementing policies related to the development of human resources and human capital. This leadership of this group rests with the head of Independent Admin Reforms and Civil Servants Commission.

Working Group on Governance and Financial Management

Governance is the process of making public policy decisions and the implementation of those decisions. Governance is good governance when the decision making of the government has the following characteristics: 

  1. The decision making process is citizen oriented;

  2. The decision making process is transparent;

  3. The government is responsible/accountable before the public; and

  4. Decisions are taken within the framework of the prevalent laws of the country.

The objective of this working group is increased transparency, accountability and public participation through developing and implementing policies related to the good governance. The chair of this working group lies with the Director of Monitoring of Sectorial Policies of the Ministry of Finance.

Working Group on Agriculture and Rural Development

Development of agriculture is the first step to achieve economic growth. All developed countries have passed through this phase. Agricultural development in Afghanistan is significant to the economic growth for two reasons:

  1. Afghanistan has a large, young work force. Most Afghans, however, have low level of literacy and skills, and their capacity is rarely utilized in creating economic value. 

In the present circumstances, agriculture is the only sector which can effectively create employment opportunities and welfare to the people.

  1. Agricultural development upgrades the living standards level and welfare of the people in rural areas of Afghanistan, and prevents migration to cities.

The objective of this working group is to increase transparency, accountability and public participation in policies related to agriculture and rural development. The chair of this working group lies with the Director of Planning and Policies of the Ministry of Development and Rehabilitation of Rural Areas.

Working Group on Peace, Security and Reintegration

The three concepts, peace, security and the reintegration are closely inter-related. Peace means devoid of conflicts, and being secure from the fear of all types of violence among the diverse social and political groups of people. Security means living in a threat-free environment and maintaining vigilance to deter potential dangers. Reintegration is a process in which individuals and/or groups participate in a dialogue to reach, establish and maintain enduring peaceful relationships.

In the post war-torn and diverse society of Afghanistan, the concepts of peace, security and reintegration have great significance and value. 

The objective of this working group is to increase transparency, accountability and public participation by developing and implementing policies related to peace, security and reintegration. The chair of this working group is assigned to the Director of Planning and Policy of the National Security Council.