Afghanistan has transitioned from a state of emergency arrangements to a largely disciplined PFM system. The major achievements include establishing the legal, institutional and operational framework for PFM and ancillary functions, and introducing the modern budget tools and automated payments.

— Government of Afghanistan, 2018 PEFA Assessment

FreeBalance began working in Afghanistan in 2002. The FreeBalance Accountability Suite™ forms the backbone of the Afghanistan Financial Management Information Systems (AFMIS). The system was progressively expanded to all Ministries and Provinces, and in May 2010, the authorities reached an important milestone by providing AFMIS connectivity to Nuristan, the last of the 34 provinces to be connected.

Results

Corruption Perceptions Index

The latest Corruption Perceptions Index shows an 11 point improvement in Afghanistan’s score since 2012.

Open Budget Index

Since 2008, Afghanistan’s ranking in the Open Budget Index has improved by over 40%.

PEFA Assessment

Afghanistan has seen a marked improvement in its Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment scores.

World Governance Indicators

The World Governance Indicators related to Public Financial Management (PFM) show improvements in both Afghanistan’s scores and ranking.

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