Achieved Date
1820days in power
number of days to accomplish
Distribute electronic identity cards (E-Tazkera) for all citizens as soon as possible.
In Progress
Governance and Rule of Law
Sunday, 02 August 2015
Last Updated on Sunday, 29 November 2015
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Promise Background
The distribution of electronic ID cards was promised to be implemented as soon as possible by the President and CEO, and included in NUG political agreement to avoid widespread fraud in future elections and ensure electoral transparency. The electronic ID cards will also help the Government gather important census data that provides Afghanistan with a more accurate profile of the population to inform social and economic policies.

Indicators to Measure Progress
  • 1. Budget, Policies and procedures for E-Tazkera system established
  • 2. E-Tazkera distribution process started
  • 3. All citizens have access to E-Tazkera program

June, 2015: International donors warned that if the new scannable ID cards developed by the Afghan government with their financial support are not distributed soon, then aid to the Electronic ID Card Administration will be cut.

President Ashraf Ghani met with various ministers, mission representatives and advisers from local and international organizations over the issue of electronic ID cards and appears to be considering the possibility of a pilot phase rollout campaign in Kabul.

 Lawmakers in Parliament have summoned Interior Minister Noor-ul-Haq Olomi to answer questions on Saturday about the government's continued delays in rolling out the new computer-based national ID card program, which is said to be ready for full implementation.

CEO Dr. Abdullah also strongly criticized the issue of the electronic ID cards and said the roll out process was critical to the country moving forward but that the issue has been neglected.

Status Updated By: Tolo News                                                                                                 

January 2015: Despite all preparations having been taken for the distribution of long-awaited electronic ID cards among the Afghan public, project leaders say none have yet been issued, and the reason for the delay remains unclear.    

Status Updated By: Tolo News