After the implementation of reforms, Afghanistan has risen significantly in several international rankings over the past few years.
Global Right to Information (RTI
Afghanistan topped the list of Rights to Information (RTI
) rating in the world, rising from 68th position in 2016 to 1st in 2018. Go here for more information.
Open Budget Index
After initial reforms to the national budget, the Open Budget Index gave Afghanistan’s 2017 national budget a score of 49 out of 100, higher than the global average score of 42. Afghanistan was also ranked as having the second most transparent budget in the region, following Nepal. That ranking is expected to vastly increase when the newly reformed 2018 budget is assessed.
Transparency International Corruption Perception Index
According to Transparency International, though Afghanistan rates very low on the Corruption Perception Index, its score increased by seven points in the last six years, moving from a score of 8 in 2012 to a score 15 in 2016 and 2017. This can be attributed to efforts nationwide in Afghanistan to improve key policies, and better regulation of national procurement activities. Read more here.
World Business Doing Business Indicators Report
Afghanistan rose XX points in the World Bank’s Doing Business Indicators report in 2018, from xx in 2017 to xx in 2018. For more information, read the report.
World Bank’s Procuring Infrastructure Public Private Partnerships Report
The World Bank’s Procuring Infrastructure Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) 2018 report, which assesses governments’ capabilities to prepare, procure and manage PPPs, highlighted Afghanistan for its prominent reforms in this area on page 29 of the report. Afghanistan averaged a score of 50 in 2018, up from an average score of 35 in 2017.
E-governance Development Index
The 2017 e-Governance Development Index (EGDI) report indicates that Afghanistan is ranked 171 out of 193 countries, which is a 13-step rise compared to 2012. Similarly, the 2017 Electronic Participation (EPART) Index also shows Afghanistan ranked 104 among 193 countries, which is a 48-step rise compared to 2014.