DEPUTY MINISTRY OF ADMINISTRATIVE & FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

This Directorate has a dual responsibility for managing and co-ordinating the financial and administrative affairs of the Ministry. As such, the Directorate has a leading role in achieving the Ministry’s supporting strategic objective for 2015 – ‘to ensure that MOCI has the capacity to deliver on its role’. Read More
 
This Directorate has a dual responsibility for managing and co-ordinating the financial and administrative affairs of the Ministry. As such, the Directorate has a leading role in achieving the Ministry’s supporting strategic objective for 2015 – ‘to ensure that MOCI has the capacity to deliver on its role’. Read More
 
The purpose of the Gender Unit is to ensure equal opportunities for the economic and social advancement for women both within MOCI and within the Afghan economy as a whole. As such, this Unit contributes to MOCI’s strategic objective for 2015 - ‘to ensure the private sector operates fairly and equitably’, as well as providing important input into MOCI’s strategic objective to ....  Read More
 
The Human Resources Directorate (HRD) has a critical role to play to ensure that MOCI has the human resource capacity to fulfil the Ministry’s responsibilities and achieve its strategic objectives.  It can therefore be considered a prominent actor for achieving MOCI’s higher strategic objective for 2015, of ensuring that MOCI has the capacity to deliver on its role. Read More
 
The Public Relations and Information Directorate (PRID) is charged with improving the image and credibility of MOCI and managing Ministerial relationships with external stakeholders. Its focus on formulating and communicating messages, places the PRID at the fore of the work required to achieve MOCI’s sixth strategic objective ‘to promote the market economy and increase understanding of how it operates’. Read More
 
The core roles of the Information Technology (IT) Department include developing and maintaining reliable, sustainable and technically sound operating systems, networks, email, shared drives and internet access. Given the increasing importance of ICT in the activities of the Ministry (both day to day administration and specific applications in Directorates such as ACBR and.... Read More

This Directorate has a dual responsibility for managing and co-ordinating the financial and administrative affairs of the Ministry. As such, the Directorate has a leading role in achieving the Ministry’s supporting strategic objective for 2015 – ‘to ensure that MOCI has the capacity to deliver on its role’.
 
Budgeting
 
The Budgeting Department within the Directorate is responsible for budget formulation for the Ministry; oversight of the execution of the ordinary and development budget, and reporting to the Ministry of Finance.
 
Over the last twelve months, the Finance Department has received Technical Assistance (TA) from USAID to support better programme budget formulation in the ministry in line with MOF guidelines. The Department has also benefitted from a Financial Management Review undertaken by a DFID funded team. The Review identified a number of recommendations to the Departments, and provides the following insights into its current operations and performance:
 
  • Formulation of budgets: The Finance Department has successfully aligned its budget programmes with the MOCI structure, in accordance with MOF guidelines for programme budgeting. However, the Department has not yet established a budget formulation timetable, leading to late submission of budget documents at all stages of the budget development process. Moreover, there is no documented evidence (agenda/minutes) of the Programme Budget Implementation Team’s (PBIT) activities or decisions in 1388 and 1389 and the Department is unable to provide the Ministry of Finance with accurate budget costings due to the weak planning skills of line Directorates.
  • Budget execution: The Finance Department has exhibited a strong performance for execution of the recurrent budget in recent years, but remains very weak in executing the development budget.
  • Reporting: The Finance Department has exhibited sound performance on reporting to MoF through the Afghanistan Financial Management Information System (AFMIS)[1], and to the Ministry of Economy. The lack of reporting to ANDS has been noted but has been viewed as a product of the lack of instructions, guidelines or reporting templates received from the relevant bodies, rather than a failing of the Finance Department.