19 05 2014  17Earlier today, IACA received the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission of Afghanistan (ACSI) and members from national public administration faculties.

Farhad Osman Osmani, Director General of ACSI, the country’s leading agency for reform, gave an overview of recent initiatives to improve transparency and accountability in public administration, including the latest national capacity building project. Against this backdrop, administrative training is also being stepped up, with an ultimate aim to improve service delivery through a responsive, organized, and efficient civil service. Members of public administration faculties from the universities of Kabul, Balkh, Herat, Kandahar, and Nangarhar were also present to share their experience.

Possibilities for cooperation and technical assistance from IACA dominated the agenda. The delegates discussed institution building measures, the essentials of anti-corruption in curriculum development, and potential trainings for Afghan public administration officials, custom-designed by IACA.

The delegation was accompanied by its cooperating partner, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).