During the November 2014 government negotiations between Germany and Afghanistan, the two countries agreed on a Multi-Million Euro support to strengthen local government structures in Afghanistan’s Northern provinces. Specifically, a “Regional Capacity Development” (RCD) programme under GIZ was therefore established was extended. The purpose of these facilities are to develop the capacities of public authorities at the sub-national level (provincial level, deconcentrated government agencies) in the provinces of Balkh, Badakhshan, Baghlan, Kunduz, Takhar and Samangan until the end of 2017.

As a result, public authorities would be empowered to ensure service-, state- and development-orientation in their actions. In this context, the German Development Cooperation supports the Afghan Government in its implementation of public sector reforms and the acceleration of decentralization, processes initiated in recent years.