The Champion Technical Training Center was established under a grant from USAID in 2006 and has gone on to become a leading self-sustaining Afghan NGO implementing quality projects in multiple sectors for both international and national donors including USAID, USACE, US Army, IRD and GTZ. As an implementing partner the CTTC has focused on implementing programs in Third Party Monitoring (TPM) both gender and non-gender, vocational and technical training, community stabilization and the health sectors. The CTTC believes these vital program sectors directly contribute to the overall improvement of livelihoods for the most vulnerable groups in Afghanistan. As well, the CTTC has become a 100% self-sustaining National NGO and understands the importance of strong sustainability strategies in donor based program implementation (www.cttc-af.org)
In November 2015 CTTC was awarded a contract to conduct third party monitoring (TPM) of Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) projects for the World Bank. The ARTF TPM program was put in place to meet a number of objectives:
1. Given an increasingly challenging security environment, the TPM program provides critical data from the field as input to the World Bank’s implementation support and Government of Afghanistan’s (GoA) line ministries’ own monitoring systems. The TPM program provides data on nationwide project sites, including asset verification and quality assurance, where World Bank staff are not always able to systematically visit the sites of geographically widely disbursed projects.
2. The TPM program provides additional evidence that World Bank-funded programs are being implemented correctly, provides assurance to donors, focusing on infrastructure quality assurance and social and environmental safeguards, gender issues and SELECT SQL_CACHE financial/fiduciary aspects.
3. The Supervisor Agent (SA) provides GoA line ministries with project monitoring and data collection support and shows how such practices could improve GoA project performance and results. This also helps strengthen GoA line ministries’ own monitoring programs. The SA reports directly to the World Bank, but also works closely with GoA line ministries responsible for project implementation at local and central levels.