ARTF External Evaluations
Three independent evaluations of the ARTF have been carried out since the establishment of the fund in 2002 with the latest evaluation conducted in 2012.
The review “ARTF at a Cross-Roads; History and Future” assessed the strategic positioning of the ARTF in the context of the changing needs that the Afghan transition implies. It concluded that ARTF is a best practice trust fund and is “fit for purpose” to support Afghanistan through transition and into the transformation decade: “The ARTF remains the vehicle of choice for pooled funding, with low overhead/transaction costs, excellent transparency and high accountability, and provides a well-functioning arena for policy debate and consensus creation”.
The review put forward a number of recommendations. In response to those recommendations the ARTF Administrator put forward a set of activities approved by the Government of Afghanistan and ARTF donors. These activities are outlined in the Management Response.