Advocacy for a Corruption Free Afghanistan

TACT, as an Afghan local CSO stands with civil society’s calls for better governance of the public sector. Political and administrative corruption is as widespread as ever. Nepotism, embezzlement of public funds, bribery and vote buying persist.

It is the citizen who pays the price, as demonstrated by the recent multiplication of scandals reported in the media.

Corruption is a global plague and governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, the media and citizens around the world are joining forces to fight this crime. Similarly, corruption is endemic in Afghanistan and therefore, as a member of the United Nations Global Compact, TACT is committed to supporting the Global Compact Ten Principles with respect to human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.

TACT’s strategy for the years to come focuses on:

  • Engaging with people, particularly the youth, more widely than ever before - for ultimately only people can stop corruption
  • Speaking out more boldly about corruption Working more closely with our coalition partners and the media to this end
  • Using our influence to exercise more pressure on political decision makers to implement anti-corruption reforms

TACT recently finished a major project in partnership with Democracy International | USAID and other organizations: to track the effective implementation of the Afghan National Unity Government (NUG) promises made during the presidential election process by the elected government.