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Based on the Presidential Decree No. 635, this guideline was developed to harmonize the salary scales of national staff who work for the Afghan Government inside or outside of Tashkeel including Externally Funded Staff (EFS) who are being funded by international donors.

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The Ministry of Finance in Afghanistan is the recipient of assistance from DfID to support the strengthening of national and provincial budgeting. Part of this assistance is received through the Strengthening Afghanistan’s Budget (Phase II), which commenced on November 15th 2012 and will continue for three years. The project’s support is wide-ranging covering issues from program budgeting and fiscal policy development to the GIRoA’s own budget development and sustainability.
Adam Smith International (ASI) is contracted to deliver the three-year project. One of the roles of the project will be to provide direct administrative and implementation support to the Director General (DG) Budget, as he helps lead the reform agenda. ASI will support the DG by providing advisors across the department focusing on specific policy areas (budget policy, fiscal policy, aid management, program budgeting, MIS/ICT, etc.).

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.


Budget Integration and Reform Unit has been established in 1386 with the aim to implement Government program budget reform. After four years of developing policies, guidelines and processes, piloting reform implementation and building capacity of pilot line ministries in program budgeting, the reform has been successfully rolled out to all budgetary units, for the implementation of 1390 budget.

Hence, as of 1390 program budget has become an official format for budget prepared by Government of Afghanistan. However, since program budget presents much more sophisticated approach to budget formulation and execution, piloting of the program budget has revealed a number of general PFM areas where basic capacity in the line ministries is missing.

Consequently, in 1390 the role of the Budget Reform Unit has been expanded to provide capacity building function, on behalf of the Ministry of Finance, Budget Department in the wide area of public finance management. This includes: (i) analysis of specific capacity development needs (within budget Department of the Ministry of Finance and among all central budgetary units), (ii) planning, designing and delivery of capacity development and (iii) monitoring and evaluation of capacity development activities internally and externally.

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