Presentation of Transparency International report on Afghan Government’s anti-corruption commitments


Issued by Transparency International Secretariat

Corruption in Afghanistan is fueling the ongoing war and undermining the effectiveness of billions of dollars of international aid. As the country faces critical threats from insurgents, curbing corruption is vital for the survival of the state.

From Promises to Action: Navigating Afghanistan’s Anti-Corruption Commitments reviews the anti-corruption commitments of the Afghan National Unity Government and highlights those commitments that, if achieved, would most likely lead to meaningful progress in tackling corruption in Afghanistan. It recommends actions both the government and the international donors should take to strengthen Afghanistan’s institutions in order to set the priorities for the next four years and to ensure the next US$15.2 billion of international aid is not wasted on corruption.

From Promises to Action:

Navigating Afghanistan’s Anti-Corruption Commitments


Press Conference:


RSVP: Christian Peters at for more information about date, time and location. Also contact Christian Peters for interview requests with the speakers.

Panel Discussion:

Following the press conference there will be a panel discussion with members of the Afghan government, civil society and donor governments. Journalists are welcome to stay. The panel discussion provides background on the report findings and recommendations, including actions that the National Unity Government has taken to date to address corruption.

For a copy of the agenda please contact Christian Peters at


Note to editors: The report From Promises to Action: Navigating Afghanistan’s Anti-Corruption Commitments is available in English, Dari and Pashto.

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