Strategy and Resources Needed to Sustain Afghan Electoral Capacity
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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Building institutional electoral capacity is critical for sustaining a legitimate and fairly elected government. Afghanistan will hold four major elections from 2009 through 2010. On August 20, 2009, the first two of these elections-the presidential and provincial council elections were held and managed, for the first time, by the Afghanistan government. In 2010, the Afghanistan government will hold parliament and district council elections. This report 1 identifies U.S. and donor assistance and coordination of support for election preparation, and 2 assesses the assistance provided to strengthen the capacity of the Afghan electoral institution, specifically the Independent Election Commission. We conducted this performance audit in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Washington, D.C., from March to August 2009 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards.
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