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Capacity Building for Results “CBR” is an Afghan led reform and capacity building program, funded through Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) under the Afghan National Budget. The total estimated budget of the program is USD 350 million over 5 years, starting from 2012.

The CBR aims to assist the government in improving the capacity and performance of select line ministries in carrying out their mandates and delivering services to the Afghan people through National Priority Programs. This will be achieved through the implementation of specific capacity and institution building programs, which include systematic monitoring of and reporting on results. All line ministries can participate in the CBR, while the level of support is based on results.

The CBR facility has four inter-related components:

I. Technical Assistance Facility for the Preparation and Implementation of Capacity Building Programs: line ministries will lead and be responsible for developing and implementing holistic reform plans, with some targeted TA support.

II. Building Human Capacity: line ministries will receive funding to recruit, pay and manage skilled national staff which will be part of the line ministry’s civil service. A feature of CBR will be the creation of a senior civil service cadre, along with the training of several hundred management interns, to become future civil service managers.

III. Civil Service Training: custom made public administration management training programs will be developed and offered for civil servants to ensure their have the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver Ministry’s mandate.

IV. Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation: CBR program coordination, evaluation and monitoring will be conducted through two Project Support Units based in the Ministry of Finance and IARCSC. World Bank will facilitate and supervise the delivery of the program as the ARTF administrator.

CBR program will be managed by the Ministry of Finance and Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission and it will be supervised by a Steering Committee which is composed from the Minister of Finance and the Chairman of IARCSC. Line Ministries will get support from CBR program against their progress on reforms and indicative results. CBR support has three layers of support (Tier 1=Basic, Tier 2= moderate and Tier 3= Comprehensive) considering specific and transparent criteria for each tier to obtain support from CBR. CBR program will be coordinated with all current on-budget and off-budget technical assistances which are being provided to the Line Ministries to improve the synergism and avoid from duplication.