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Objectives, Role and Functions of ICTA in Good Governance
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Broad Areas of Focus:
The
goal of the ICTA in good governance contribution is to assist Central,
Provincial and Local Governments in transforming governance and public
management systems based on a Good Governance Framework, while
leveraging the powers of ICT. It is to support the design and facilitate
implementation of governance reform action plans and e-governance
initiatives across the country. ICTA would undertake action research,
provide professional advice to, and conduct change management programs

for government departments and agencies, to help formulate and implement governance reform/egovernance
agenda successfully. It would work closely with policy makers like Ministers, officials, experts and
other
stakeholders, especially civil society organizations and citizens, to
provide an efficient, effective, responsive, caring and committed
government.

ICTA Key Objectives in Good Governance initiatives in Afghanistan:
The objectives of the ICTA would be:
. To undertake action research in key areas pertaining to good governance and e-governance: G-G, G-B,
G-C, identify and disseminate principles and practices that work and promote e-Governance coupled
with process reforms as tools for Good Governance;
. To work with government departments and other stakeholders to analyses key issues in governance,
identify solutions, help develop action plans, and support implementation of governance reforms;
. To act as a think tank and help translate government goals, objectives and policy priorities into tangible
reform actions, programs and projects in the areas of governance;
. To create bank of best practices and tools in governance reforms including e-governance applications;
. To identify those areas for change that will make the most impact in improving performance and
policy-making in government and enable government to respond better to needs of the people;
. To support and promote Right to Information and promote transparency and openness in government
at all levels;
. To support change management programs in government to effectively carry forward governance
reforms and to develop a reform communication strategy for wider implementation and to build
capacity within the government;
. To provide consultancy support services to provincial and local governments, national and
international organizations in the areas of design, action research and implementation of governance
reforms, including administrative reforms and e-Governance.