ICTA

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Technology of Afghanistan


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Role of ICTA

ICTA is expected to play the
role of a “catalyst” for governance reform in the country by assisting
Central, Provincial and Local Governments with action research and
change management for good governance as an ‘institute of excellence’
comparable to the very best in the world. It is expected to network with
all key stakeholders in governance and have access to the resources of
similar institutes of excellence in the world. Every governance program
requires a lead body of some sort in order to support the design,
management and coordination of reforms on a regular basis. This body
would also overview the progress of reforms independently, provide
feedback to the centre of power and suggest appropriate integration of
initiatives under the strategic direction of high level political and
official management. It will also be a bank of best tools and
initiatives in good governance and e-governance – nationally as well as
internationally.

The
ICTA is envisioned to be a multidisciplinary think-tank at the national
level engaged in practical research in governance matters and
functioning as a bank of best practices, reform initiatives and
methodologies. It is to offer a lead role in the area of linking
e-Governance tools to Good Governance practices and assist in the
development of human resource capacities in Governments to support
reforms by working on change 5 management and capacity building
programs. The Centre is to work on aspects related to research on
interrelationship between the three tiers of government –
Central,Provincial and Local. It is to focus on the interplay of three
actors: the State, the Private Sector and the Civil Society on matters
relating to governance. It is also to address issues of Institutions,
Delivery Mechanisms and Regulatory Frameworks. Further, it is to deal
with research on the processes of Policy-making, Implementation,
Assessment and Feedback. In short, the ICTA is expected to be a
‘one-stop shop’ for all aspects of analytical research and guidance for
governance reforms and preparing top leaders and civil servants to
promote, embrace and assimilate principles and practices of good
governance and e-governance. It would provide strategic and analytical
support for change from mal-administration to good governance across
governments, public authorities and agencies.