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Major independent global report finds that Afghanistan continues to make only limited information available to the public and reveals that overall country budget accountability systems are deficient Kabul, Afghanistan, September 30, 2015 – Afghanistan failed to increase the amount of national budget information it provides to citizens enough to be considered sufficiently transparent, according to the International Budget Partnership’s Open Budget Survey 2015.
In 2011, local community of Sajadia village in Balkh province played a leading role to improve construction quality of their local school. Mohammad Ishaq, a community member said, “if we had let the work continue as it was, 170,000 US$ from the budget would have been wasted”. Low quality of infrastructure projects has been a key challenge to effective delivery of aid to the local communities in Afghanistan.
The Afghanistan Human Development Report 2011 is appearing at a critical moment. The world’s attention is focused on this impoverished landlocked country on the threshold of the 10-year countdown to the 2020 target of the Millennium Development Goals. There are worrying signs that scarcity is looming. During the past nine years, Afghanistan has achieved gains in health, education and the standard of living. Yet, the number and magnitude of the remaining difficulties are significant. Access to safe water is one of the chief challenges.