The Capacity Building for Results (CBR) Program is an Afghan led public administration, civil service reform and institutional development Program, launched in 2012 by the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA). CBR was initially foreseen as a 5 year investment to assist and strengthen the Afghan Government’s public administration capacity to improve budget execution rates and revenue mobilization, and streamlining business processes and provide faster and higher quality services to Afghan citizens. The CBR program is funded through the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) under the Afghan National Budget. The current phase of the project terminates on 31st December 2017.
CBR also strives to promote accountability in the Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and by introducing Results-Based management activities in support of public policy implementation. CBR is also deployed as a program to reduce dependence on external support, removing parallel delivery structures, and supporting the Self-Reliance Agenda.
Each MDA formulates its own Capacity Building for Results Proposal (CBRP), within which the overall (effectiveness, efficiency and service delivery) and specific (budget execution, revenues and business process simplification) objectives are met, and also supported by the strategic deployment of Senior Management Group appointees. CBR provides technical assistance, capacity building support, civil service training and systematic results monitoring and reporting. This includes the resources necessary to improve a ministry’s overall performance and service delivery, and ensure they attract and employ qualified national staff on a long-term basis within the framework of the Afghan civil service. Each CBRP conforms to the overall Theory of Change of the program, and each ministry CBRP contributes towards the wider program development objective. As a result, the CBR Program has three inter-related components:
Component 1 Technical Assistance for the Preparation and Implementation of Capacity Building Programs (LMAs Reform Plans)
Component 2 Building Human Capacity (Recruitment of 1,500 Civil Servants for LMAs)
Component 3 Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation of Reform Plans
Who Manages CBR?
The CBR program is supervised by a Steering Committee which is composed of the selected Ministers, the Chairman of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC), and the Deputy of the Office of Administrative Affairs. The Steering Committee is chaired by the Minister of Finance and managed by two Project Support Units (PSUs); one at the Ministry of Finance (MoF), and on in the IARCSC. Both PSUs coordinate their activities across components, with the MoF-PSU being responsible for Components 1 and 3 of the project; and the IARCSC PSU being responsible for the coordination of Component 2 related activities.
Program Development Goals
The overall goal of the CBR Program is to assist the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in strengthening the capacity of Government Intuitions in carrying out their reform agendas in order to effectively, efficiently and satisfactorily discharge their mandates and to provide quality services to the Afghan citizens.
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