Design, pilot rollout and finalization of a Financial Management Module for ARTF funded projects in Afghanistan

Client: Ernst and Young

Date: March 2018 – July 2018

The World Bank has been supporting social, economic, infrastructure and human development in Afghanistan since 2002 through a series of projects. The Bank portfolio comprise of 35 projects with commitments of about $5billion financed by Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) and international Development Association (IDA). The World Bank has a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that the funds are used for the purposes intended with proper attention being given to economy, efficiency, and mitigating chances of misuse.

The overall objective of this assignment, contracted by Ernst and Young Pakistan, was to develop a competency-based framework, and using the gap assessment develop a training module which supported the financial management module, and to pilot a training to selected finance officials from the World Bank Afghanistan assisted projects. The specific services required were:

  • To develop a highly experiential and visualized training curriculum and training modules on project financial management to be delivered to the project financial management staff working on development projects.

To test the material with a selected group of approximately 30 finance officials in Tajikistan.