Structure
Structure: Posted Date: 09/19/2016

The Afghanistan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) serves as the executive agency of the NSP. The NSP Project Implementation Unit (PIU) comprises 1 headquarter, 6 regional coordination and 34 provincial management units. The headquarters’ unit includes an executive and an operations directorate together overseeing a total of 9 departments.The PIU includes a total of 282 headquarter staff with 3 senior management staff and 656 field staff which includes 533 implementation and 399 support staff. An international consultancy firm is contracted as the Financial Management Agent (FMA) to manage the NSP’s bank account and financial operations. 4 individual international consultants provide technical assistance in variety key areas. 

 

Facilitating Partners (FPs): The NSP has contracted a total number of 35 FPs since the beginning of program to support the communities in NSP field implementation. Their role includes the establishment and capacity building of the CDCs, and the oversight, monitoring and technical assistance in the planning and implementation of the communities’ subprojects financed by the NSP block grants. Currently the number of contracted FPs are 28 that; includes 1 UN-Agency, 9 national non-for-profit NGOs, 17 international non-for-profit NGOs and 1 national firm.  

NSP Outcomes/Impacts: The outcomes and impacts recorded by a number of internal monitoring and external evaluation/study reports include the following:

·         Local Governance:

  • Created functional councils at village level
  • Created venues for women participation in local governance
  • Increased participation of community members in local governance
  • Access to Services and Increased Production:
  • Provided basic public rural infrastructure
  • Created short-term employment opportunities
  • Time-saving for long-term employment/ education etc
    • Gender
    • Political Attitudes
  • Increased women involvement in economic activities
  • Increased respect for women and their acceptance in local governance
  • Increased responsiveness to women’s needs
  • Connected villages with central government
  • National government has a sustainable presence in Afghan Communities
  • Gap between government and communities reduced
  • Decreased insecurity-related migration