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Municipal Advisory Board Establishment, in Faizabad, Taloqan, Kunduz, Bamyan and Nili Municipalities

Municipal Advisory Board Establishment, in Faizabad, Taloqan, Kunduz, Bamyan and Nili Municipalities

To institutionalize municipal governance in real life and secure public active participation in municipal processes a series of events organized in Northeast and central highland municipalities where General Directorate of Municipal Affairs GDMA-IDLG withtechnical and ... More

Intra-provincial Network of Herat District Municipalities Created

Intra-provincial Network of Herat District Municipalities Created

Intra-provincial Network of Herat District Municipalities Created and Capacity of all 15 District municipal Leadership plus Herat municipality Enhanced in Revenue Improvement Action Planning and Implementation A two days program designed for district municipalities of Herat province jointly with GDMA-IDLG. The program inaugurated with the ...

Municipalities in Afghanistan

The following research is based on extensive first-hand experience in the field of municipal affairs in Afghanistan which the author gained as an employee of UN-Habitat and during three years as general director of the General Directorate of Municipal Affairs (GDMA) of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG). For downloading ...

Debriefing cum Feedback session Independent Directorate of Local Governance

Debriefing cum Feedback session Independent Directorate of Local Governance

An important function of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) is to mobilize, coordinate, track and monitor Capacity Development (CD) programs for its staff at the central level and also the staff of Sub national Government Entities (SNGE) such as the Provincial Governors’ Offices, District Governors’ offices and ...

“Government Support for Community Enterprises”

Carpet weaving has been a traditional craft in Shindand District, Herat Province, for generations and is for many district women a primary source of independent income. Economic security for district women was highlighted during the IDLG led monthly District Stabilization Committees where female DDA members and district women were ...

“Government of India Reaffirms Support To Afghanistan’s Local Governance”

 “Government of India Reaffirms Support To Afghanistan’s Local Governance”

Government of India reaffirmed its commitment to support development in Afghanistan. The statement was made on May 5, 2014, during a meeting between IDLG’s (Independent Directorate of Local Governance) Deputy Minister for Policy and Technical Affairs, Mr. Farid Mamundzay and Deputy Chief of Mission of Embassy of India , Mr. Viraj Sing ...

100 More Staff to Be Sent for Short Term Trainings to India

100 More Staff to Be Sent for Short Term Trainings to India

“The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) is planning to send 100 more IDLG staff to India aiming to attend capacity development programs on Public Financial Management (PFM)”. The deputy minister, Dr. Farid Mamundzai told participants of a knowledge sharing workshop held at IDLG’s conference hall on April 21, 2014. According ...

Mayors and Municipal Staff Learn Municipal Governance and Urban Development on a Visit to India

Mayors and Municipal Staff Learn Municipal Governance and Urban Development on a Visit to India

A short training and exposure visit to India was organized by IDLG’s General Directorate of Municipal Affairs with the technical and financial support of UNDP’s Afghanistan Sub-national Governance Program. In this 13 day visit to New Delhi and some other cities of India, 12 mayors, one deputy mayor and three municipal staff of ...

Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2013

Following last year’s efforts and achievements, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) has had significant achievements and performed numerous activities this year as well. The annual report demonstrates the developments and achievements of IDLG in relation to the indicators and expected results of the national priority program ...

Biography General

Director General of Independent Directorate of Local Governance

Mr. Abdul Khaliq Farahi assumed the role of the Director General of Independent Directorate of Local Governance, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in May 2011 after serving as diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a number of years. Prior to his appointment as the Director General of IDLG, Mr. Farahi served as an Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Islamic Republic ...

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