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Initiative timeframe: 2010/2015

Total initiative costs

€ 1,500,000.0
Reparted as
  • Loans -
  • Grants € 1,500,000.0


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The Program is Nationwide. The Italian Funds are earmarked for Herat and the Western Region.

Afghanistan’s 2004 Constitution established a centralised state as well as provincial and district government, to promote effective, inclusive governance and service delivery. The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) was also created, with responsibility for leading and coordinating Afghanistan’s new subnational governance. This new system of local government requires support to promote effective and inclusive governance and service delivery. Italy contributed with 1,500,000 euro to support the program, plus a reallocation from another program (ELECT, AID 9051) of 600,000 USD. read more close

Main outcome

Policy support to IDLG. ASGP has supported the development of the Afghanistan Subnational Governance Policy, Provincial Council and municipal legislation and regulations, and the introduction of merit-based recruitment of district governors. Capacity development for local government. ASGP supports technical and capacity development of staff, including local civil servants, in all 34 Provincial Governors Offices, all Provincial Councils, and some District Governors Offices.

Initiative data

Initiative number 009430
Purpose Decentralisation and support to subnational govt.
Sector I.5.a. Government & Civil Society-general, Total


Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority IDLG
Other financiers AusAid, DFID, European Union, Finland, France, Japan, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, ROK, Estonia and Denmark


All authorithies at the subnational governace level are sthrenghten in their capacity of service delivery, democracy policies, creating legislations and regulations. All population will thus benefit from it.

Title € Committed € Used
Project without name 1,500,000 1,500,000