Background  

The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) was established in 2011 through Presidential Decree 61  following the London and Kabul Conferences in 2010 to monitor and evaluate the progress made in fighting corruption by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the international community.

On September 18, 2016, the Afghan President issued Presidential Decree 115. This changed the legal status, duties, scope of activities and authorities of MEC, which abrogates all previous Presidential Decrees.

Mission

MEC is committed to independently and impartially help the people and the government of Afghanistan in minimizing corruption and embedding a culture of integrity.

Mandate

MEC is obligated a) to assist in defining effective developmental benchmarks for institutions; b) to monitor and evaluate activities to fight corruption at national level and in respect of foreign aid from government and international organizations; c) to report to the president, the National Assembly, public and society, and the international community.

Structure

MEC consists of a directing Committee and a Secretariat. The Committee is constituted of six experts on anti-corruption (three Afghan members and three international members). The Secretariat is divided into two major sections: 1) Research, Reporting, and Communications, and 2) Monitoring and Evaluation and Vulnerabilities to Corruption Assessments.