In 2015, shortly after formation, JTACC began working closely with the Ministry of Finance on Afghanistan, as advisors on anti and counter-corruption. Working in Afghanistan was enormously formative for JTACC in its first years.
We were privileged to be able to participate in essential dialogues and conferences on behalf of the Ministry of Finance with the ‘Oversight Coordination Body,’ to assisting the 'Centre for Peace and Unity' on their report on H.E Farid Hamidi’s, “First 100 Days in Office” as the Attorney General of Afghanistan.
In 2016, we began investigating a gold-fraud syndicate operating between Tanzania and Kenya, with sales agents propagating the fraud in Europe. We quickly identified the network of individuals involved in the fraud, and a sophisticated organization that was able to use legitimate identification numbers for certificates that were applied to fake documents. In the course of our investigation, we liaised closely with organizations such as UNMONUSCO, Kenya Revenue Authority, East Africa Community (EAC), and INTERPOL officers in Kenya and Tanzania.
In mid-2016, we supported the Cooperation for Peace and Unity Afghanistan (CPAU) in the authoring a report on H.E Farid Hamidi's "First 100 Days in Office". We were pleased to support CPAU, who have contributed to efforts to create an environment of sustainable peace in Afghanistan for 25 years. Our contribution to the report was focused on the security threats faced by the Attorney General's Office and the Prosecutors across the country, who routinely face intimidation and violence as they seek to promote the rule of law across the nation.
Between October 2015 and January 2016, we represented the Ministry of Finance (MoF) in meetings with the Oversight Coordination Body (OCB). The international donor community that provided financial support for Afghanistan's national budget was concerned about the widespread corruption that impeded the effectiveness of the development and financial support programs.
In August 2015, JTACC began supporting the Ministry of Finance (MoF) in Afghanistan in the development of anti and counter-corruption strategies. JTACC briefed and reported directly to H.E. Minister Eklil Hakimi. To support the MoF in developing strategies for anti-corruption for Government and to understand the impact of corruption and the challenges faced in the private sector, we interviewed key-figures in the Central Bank, the Banking Sector, and the Judiciary.