Implementation of IFMS, A Step Towards Accountability and Transparency in Hirat Municipality

Within USAID’s Strong Hubs for Afghan Hope and Resilience (SHAHAR) Project, the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) is harmonizing budgeting processes and helping Hirat Municipality more effectively forecast and manage revenue and expenditures. IFMS and its modules are developed by Synergy International Systems, Inc.

Prior to the implementation of the IFMS, Hirat Municipality – which had a significant revenue generation potential – had been struggling to tap the available revenue sources due to the absence of a computerized system.  Previously, all financial transactions were carried out manually.

USAID’s SHAHAR project came to offer a comprehensive solution to this problem by launching the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) in Hirat Municipality. SHAHAR prioritized installation of seven essential modules:  Accounting, Budgeting, Payroll, Safayi and Business Licensing, Property Registration, Data Transfer, and Other Revenue.

The municipal staff are now having access to all financial and non-financial modules as well as municipal laws and regulations.

Read the USAID Newsletter to find more on this project, as well as watch the project video produced by USAID SHAHAR.