The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) is an independent agency, and is not subject to direction from either the Afghan government or from the international community. It was created through Presidential Decree 61 after the need for an autonomous anti-corruption monitoring and evaluation body was identified at the London and Kabul conferences. Following the London Conference, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan invited the international community to form a joint Afghan-International monitoring and evaluation committee. MEC focuses on:
- developing anti-corruption recommendations;
- monitoring and evaluating the anti-corruption efforts of the Afghan government and the international community; and
- reporting on a regular basis to the President, Parliament, and people of Afghanistan, as well as to the international community, about the state of the fight against corruption.
The Committee consists of six senior anti-corruption experts selected through a nomination process overseen by the international community and the Afghan government. The Chairmanship of the Committee alternates between an Afghan and an international appointee every six months.
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