Accession Number : ADA594362
Title : Support for Afghanistan's Justice Sector: State Department Programs Need Better Management and Stronger Oversight
Descriptive Note : Audit rept.
Corporate Author : SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
Personal Author(s) : Sopko, John F
Report Date : Jan 2014
Pagination or Media Count : 60
Abstract : Since 2005, the Department of State has spent at least $223 million on justice sector development programs in Afghanistan, including State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs' (INL) programs to train Afghan justice sector personnel such as judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. The Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP) is one of these programs and it consists of three main components: regional training of justice sector officials, developing a case management system, and building administrative capacity at Afghan ministries. In January 2013, INL signed a letter of agreement with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), a public international organization with a mission to promote the rule of law worldwide, which transferred the regional justice training component from the contractor that previously implemented the JSSP -- PAE Incorporated -- to IDLO. This audit assesses the following: (1) INL's management of the JSSP contract and the extent to which the JSSP's contribution to the development of the Afghan justice sector can be measured, (2) the extent to which INL's decision to transfer the JSSP's Regional Justice Sector Training component -- now known as the Justice Training Transition Program (JTTP) -- from PAE to IDLO affects INL's oversight of the program, and (3) State's efforts to coordinate justice sector programs in Afghanistan across U.S. government agencies.
Descriptors : *AFGHANISTAN , *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , *CONTRACTORS , *CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM , *DEPARTMENT OF STATE , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , AUDITING , DEFICIENCIES , FILES(RECORDS) , FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT , INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS , MONITORING , REPORTS , TRAINING
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Government and Political Science
Sociology and Law
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE