Ministry of Economy director’ recruitment through CBR: bringing positive changes

April 2017
The Ministry of Economy is one of the key ministries. The ministry is responsible for the economic activities, progresses and general economic issues of the country and a number of other relevant duties. Developing policies, evaluating development plans and programs at the national level, coordination of economic and social plans and monitoring and evaluation of developmental plans implementation are the main obligations of the Ministry of Economy.
The Ministry of Economy thrives to recruit experienced and learned individuals and has chosen the CBR Program for filling the key positions. The Ministry of Economy has recruited a large number of youth through the CBR Program.
The Ministry of Economy was included in the CBR Program on 1394/5/24 in line with the decision of the Steering Committee. It was decided that 80 posts should be filled through CBR. The Directorate of NGOs is one of these posts. Unfortunately, there were some shortcomings in the work of this directorate. With the passage of time and implementation of the CBR Program, the practices of this directorate are changing. A person by the name of Ahmad Riaz Seddiqi was recruited as the Director of the Directorate of NGOs 7 months ago. Mr. Riaz has done his master’s in Business Administration from India. Mr. Riaz, who serves as the Director of NGOs, says that CBR differs from other Afghan programs and is truly transparent. What will remain in Afghanistan as a result of the implementation of CBR is the recruitment of qualified youth in key posts. These qualified youth will bring about positive changes at the country level.
When Mr. Seddiqi assumed his job, he developed three and six month’s plans. Then, for the first time, the annual report of the Directorate of NGOs was prepared in four months. Mr. Riaz completed the annual report of 1394. According to this report, 820 million USD was spent in the health, education, agriculture and social services sectors. Of this sum, 71% was spent by the international and 29% was spent by the local NGOs.
Amendment of the NGOs Law is one of his other achievements. In addition, he has created a website. NGOs can register online and will submit their activity reports online in the near future. On the day of distribution of licenses, a presentation is given to the recipients of licenses so that they do not face problems.
Before Mr. Seddiqi took up as the Director of NGOs, licenses were issued individually, but now they are issued collectively. In 1394, 2,300 NGOs were registered. In 1395, this number increased.
Mr. Seddiqi says that the CBR Program recruits eligible individuals. When anyone is covered under this process, he/she will obtain full information about the transparency of CBR. He added that he wants to fill the positions of the Directorate of NGOs to the possible extent through the CBR Program.
On the other hand, women also have a role in the economy of the country and will prove much useful in the NGOs. Although women are facing a lot of problems, they still can advance. Kubra Tawasuli is a woman who has been employed through CBR as the Director of Projects in the Ministry of Economy. She comes from Ghor province and has done her bachelor’s in economics from Iran. She has received her master’s in economics from India. She has made a great deal of achievements. Before her taking over as the Director of Projects, 24 developmental projects would be designed in one year while now 24 projects have been designed only in four months.
The 1396 plan has been developed and based on this plan, work is being done. Mrs. Tawasuli says that through this transparent program many women should be recruited and attention should be paid to their capacity building. She added that the difference of CBR Program with other programs is that it overlooks nationality, tribe, language and race and gives priority to competence, talent and eligibility.

CBR Program aids in Patient Satisfaction at the central hospitals through the new leadership appointed under CBR Program

Afghans usually travel to neighboring countries for treatment purposes. The majority of Afghans traveling to Pakistan and India are due to health problems- the primary reason is said to be low healthcare services delivery to the people. Despite the increased number of private hospitals; people are unsatisfied with the health care provided in these hospitals.
Business Process Simplification in government institutions is one of the primary objectively indicators of the Capacity Building for Results (CBR) Program. The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) with the commitment on the process simplification has been one of the primarily engaged ministries in the CBR Program.
The Ministry of Public Health engaged in the CBR Program on July 2015, with approval of the program’s Steering Committee; the ministry can recruit 110 individuals under the CBR Program. Besides the recruitment of distinct key personal in various positions under the CBR Program, the ministry has announced vacancies of directorate of 19 hospitals. In the past month, the ministry recruited directors of Ibn Sina Emergency Hospital, Afghan-Japan Hospital and Rabia Balkhi Hospital in various processes.
In the past, the citizens referred to these hospitals for treatment were complaining of low services delivery, while citizens that referred to these hospitals now; are expressing satisfaction about the staff’s way of treatment, facilities and quality of the healthcare services provided by these hospitals.
One of the patients is Karima, 32 with Stomach abnormality. She has visited this hospital several times in the past suffering low health care providing. The last she visits the hospital; she is treated differently and checked by Head of the Hospital. Mrs. Karima made the following statement “I felt like I am in a different hospital. Everything has changed here”.
Though these changes have been recently brought; Amir Badhsha Rahmatzai Mangal, the newly appointed Director of the Ibn Sina Hospital through the CBR Program said that, he is committed to more process simplification, betterment in services delivery and permanent changes. Amir Badsha, the current Director of the Hospital is a graduate of Medical Science of Kabul University with a Master degree from Indonesia in Public Health.
Mr. Mangal calls CBR as the hero program in Afghanistan; stating that, the transparency and professionalism in the CBR Program will result in long-lasting reforms in Afghanistan.
Furthermore, one of the priorities of the CBR Program is providing women with further opportunities in key governmental positions. According to the quotas given by the Afghan government, women should hold 30% of positions in the CBR Program.
Dr. Sediqa Abdullah Adeeb, is recruited as the Director of Rabia Balkhi hospital after successfully passing the CBR Program tests. She is graduated from Kabul Medical University with specialization in Obstetric Gynecology from Estiqlal Hospital. Mrs. Adeeb holds a Master degree in Obstetr

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