THE KANDAHAR MODEL
Since 2001, development in Kandahar has been sporadic, mainly due to the insecurity within the province. It was recognized by the Government of Afghanistan and the military that without development, security would not improve. For this reason, MRRD developed the „Kandahar Model‟, which from 2007 onwards, has allowed high level of project implementation success in Kandahar, which is usually considered a very difficult development environment. This success has been achieved via a new implementation modality, featuring decentralisation of procurement and financial procedures coupled with community contracting.