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NGOs Invest $884 Million in Projects

A report released by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Economy (MoEc) indicates that last year non-governmental organizations invested over $884 million in more than 2,000 projects in various regions around the country.
 
According the report, foreign firms also invested $600 million in public services projects in the country in 2017.
 
The report stated there has been a visible decline in the spending of non-governmental institutions in various areas such as agriculture and social safety.
 
Based on the report, the lack of coordination between government and private institutions on the projects and the high administrative expenditures of some of the non-government institutions continues  to remain key challenges.
 
“The government will take a decision about some non-governmental institutions which are operating in the villages for years, we are considering a separate budgetary unit for this purpose,” said economy minister Mustafa Mastoor. 
 
“We need a robust coordination mechanism as a precondition to achieve objectives of both the national priority programs of the government. So here you have the alignment with the government and the national priority. Social accountability is a must on service delivery and the communities’ voice plays a very important role for better service delivery,” Jahan Mawani, Ambassador and Special Representative of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
 
Meanwhile a number of economic commentators have said that the NGOs and local governments are creating problems around development projects in the country.
 
“Currently, besides the ministry of economy, our work is even assessed by the local commanders of the local police, commanders in the provinces monitor our work,” said Baryalai Omarzai, representative of one NGO. 

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NGOs Invest $884 Million in Projects

The report stated there has been a visible decline in the spending of non-governmental organizations in various areas such as agriculture and social safety.

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A report released by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Economy (MoEc) indicates that last year non-governmental organizations invested over $884 million in more than 2,000 projects in various regions around the country.
 
According the report, foreign firms also invested $600 million in public services projects in the country in 2017.
 
The report stated there has been a visible decline in the spending of non-governmental institutions in various areas such as agriculture and social safety.
 
Based on the report, the lack of coordination between government and private institutions on the projects and the high administrative expenditures of some of the non-government institutions continues  to remain key challenges.
 
“The government will take a decision about some non-governmental institutions which are operating in the villages for years, we are considering a separate budgetary unit for this purpose,” said economy minister Mustafa Mastoor. 
 
“We need a robust coordination mechanism as a precondition to achieve objectives of both the national priority programs of the government. So here you have the alignment with the government and the national priority. Social accountability is a must on service delivery and the communities’ voice plays a very important role for better service delivery,” Jahan Mawani, Ambassador and Special Representative of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
 
Meanwhile a number of economic commentators have said that the NGOs and local governments are creating problems around development projects in the country.
 
“Currently, besides the ministry of economy, our work is even assessed by the local commanders of the local police, commanders in the provinces monitor our work,” said Baryalai Omarzai, representative of one NGO. 

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