Enhancing Legal and Electoral Capacity for Tomorrow 2014/15

Projekt abgeschlossen

ELECT (Enhancing Legal and Electoral Capacity for Tomorrow) aims at strengthening the Afghan electoral system with a focus on its three main institutions: the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), the Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) as well as the Media Commission (MC). ELECT assists these institutions in holding the 2014/2015 Afghan elections (presidential, provincial councils in 2014 and parliamentary in 2015).

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Rechtsstaatlichkeit - Demokratie - Menschenrechte
17.04.2016 - 01.02.2015
CHF 1'000'000

The Afghan electoral system is weak. Previous elections (2005, and particularly 2009, 2010) were marred with insecurity, fraud and corruption at various levels, interference by the government and the international community and the setting up of parallel electoral institutions. No consistent efforts were made in the past to strengthen Afghan electoral institutions with a long term perspective. The experience of 2009 and 2010 were a lesson learned and more systematic capacity building by the UNDP started thereafter. The 2014/2015 elections are important for Afghanistan. The public debate in the country clearly indicates that the Afghan citizenry want these elections to happen. They coincide with the withdrawal of international combat troops. While the process is fraught with difficulties, it is hoped that for the first time since 2001 power is being transferred in a democratic process to a new head of state.


The institutions of democratic governance are integrated components of the nation state (as per the United Nations Development Assistance Framework Afghanistan in Support of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy, Outcome 1)


Directly: Independent Electoral Commission, Independent Electoral Complaint Commission, Media Commission. Indirectly: Afghan voters.

Mittelfristige Wirkungen
  • The state and non-state institutions are better able to promote democratic participation and be accountable to the public.
  • The Afghan citizenry is better informed about the importance of elections as an integral part of governance and is empowered to exercise its right to vote (note: this outcome is not formal part of ELECT’s logframe but formulated by the Swiss Cooperation Office Afghanistan).



Resultate von früheren Phasen:  

No entry phase because it is a one-time contribution and therefore a single phase.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Organisation der Vereinten Nationen (UNO)
  • Entwicklungsprogramm der Vereinten Nationen

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   1'000'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   1'000'000

Phase 1 17.04.2016 - 31.12.2018   (Completed)