The purpose of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistance to Legislative Bodies of Afghanistan (ALBA) is to support the development of the Afghan Parliament, Enabling it to operate as an independent and effective legislative, representative, and oversight body. The project’s duration will be four years period, beginning 2 April 2013. There also exists the possibility for a fifth year extension.
The three components of the program are: Legislative Support; Oversight; and Public Outreach. All three components will contribute to the sustainable institutional development of the Afghan Parliament. All three components have been identified by the Parliament as the key areas of need.