Improving the ability of Afghan ministries to serve the Afghan people is the heart of capacity building. Ministries must be capable of functioning in order to execute their respective missions. For example, the Ministry of Justice must draft laws and offer meaningful redress for citizens, and have a sufficient budget and competent staff in place to do so. Building capacity means making sure the operational foundations are in place so that a ministry can perform its basic duties. To build capacity, JSSP delivers training, mentoring, technical advice, and material support to the Afghanistan Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA), the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA), and the Case Management System (CMS) Monitoring Board.
In particular, JSSP provides experts for each Afghan ministry’s budgeting, procurement, communications, human resources, policy and planning, proposal writing, ethics development, training management and execution. JSSP experts assist the government in delivering an expanding Case Management System (CMS) which tracks the status of criminal cases in Afghanistan across all criminal justice institutions, from the moment a case is initiated to the end of confinement. JSSP’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff provide INL with quantitative and qualitative data using daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports by which the development of ministry capacity can be measured.