Development cooperation , 21.12.2012

Afghanistan; UNDP; Law and Order Trust Fund (LOTFA)


Finland provides financial support to the Law and Order Trust Fund (LOTFA) established by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2002. LOTFA has been the most important funding channel supporting and reforming the police forces in Afghanistan. Currently phase VI is ongoing until the end of 2013. 1)Payment of Salaries. LOTFA works with the Ministry of Interior (MoI) to provide timely and accountable salary payment for the Afghan National Police (ANP) and Central Prisons Department (CPD) uniformed personnel. 2) Ministerial Reform. The project works directly with the MoI to build capacities among leadership and management both at the policy and operational level, and to promote gender equality among Afghan National Police and MoI staff. 3) Professionalization of Police. Through the Police-e-Mardumi initiative, LOTFA works with community leaders, communities, and local councils to engage police and the community proactively on a regular basis, in an attempt to share information and common concerns. The aim of is a professional Afghan National Police force. Improving the internal security situation in Afghanistan remains one of the greatest challenges. Continuous development of the Afghan National Police is essential in order to reduce narco economy, develop the judicial system, prevent corruption, defend human rights and in the battle against insurgents. Other LOTFA donors are Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, European Union, Germany, Italy, Poland, South Korea, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA.

Funding decision  21.12.2012

11 350 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Legal and judicial development 100%

Funding channel

YK:n kehitysohjelma



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