Citizens' Charter Afghanistan Project (WB-P160567)

  • Afghanistan
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Oct 27, 2016
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 227.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 628.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 31, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 1, 2016

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Project Description
The development objective for the Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project is to improve the delivery of core infrastructure and social services to participating communities through strengthened Community Development Councils (CDCs). These services are part of a minimum service standards package that the Government is committed to delivering to the citizens of Afghanistan. Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project will seek to address key limitations of line agency efforts and NSP to date, and respond to financial constraints to national development investments. First, it will bring together under one umbrella program the rural and urban community level work. Second, consolidating service delivery under the Citizens’ Charter brings many advantages to Afghanistan’s development planning. This transition means that there will be increased emphasis on linking CDCs with local government institutions and ministries following a systems-based rather than project based approach. To provide improved services, the Citizens’ Charter will set a threshold of core infrastructure and services that the government will provide to all accessible communities over the next ten years. The Citizens’ Charter will be the first inter-ministerial program where Ministries collaborate on a single program in both rural and urban areas. This project comprises four components. 1) First component, service standards grants will support two types of grants to CDCs: (i) rural areas service standards grants, and (ii) urban areas block grants. 2) Second component, institution building CCAP aims to build strong Afghan institutions from national to local levels, capable of planning and managing their own development. This component will support: capacity building; technical assistance; and community facilitation services. 3) Third component, monitoring and knowledge learning includes learning activities from village to n
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