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To Tackle Corruption in Afghanistan, Fix Procurement
February 02, 2017
To Tackle Corruption in Afghanistan, Fix Procurement
Few things are as unsexy as procurement, except perhaps the phrase “procurement reform.”
To Tackle Corruption in Afghanistan, Fix Procurement
What Trump Needs to Know About Afghanistan
January 12, 2017
What Trump Needs to Know About Afghanistan
SIGAR sums up the challenge in Afghanistan well. Hopefully someone in the new administration pays attention.
What Trump Needs to Know About Afghanistan
Keeping the Faith: Afghan Women Need Continued International Support
October 29, 2016
Keeping the Faith: Afghan Women Need Continued International Support
Women’s lives remain difficult in Afghanistan; security and corruption stand as major impediments to progress.
Keeping the Faith: Afghan Women Need Continued International Support
Will the World Keep Funding Afghanistan?
September 29, 2016
Will the World Keep Funding Afghanistan?
Donors are expected to commit to $4 billion annually, but how will they ensure the aid is effective?
Will the World Keep Funding Afghanistan?
Corruption in Afghanistan: How to Hold Onto Lessons Learned?
September 16, 2016
Corruption in Afghanistan: How to Hold Onto Lessons Learned?
A new SIGAR report highlights what the U.S. government shouldn’t forget about fighting corruption.
Corruption in Afghanistan: How to Hold Onto Lessons Learned?
The Battle for Helmand: Afghanistan's Largest Province May Fall Entirely to the Taliban
August 11, 2016
The Battle for Helmand: Afghanistan's Largest Province May Fall Entirely to the Taliban
Helmand, the nexus of opium production in Afghanistan, may fall entirely into the Taliban's hands.
The Battle for Helmand: Afghanistan's Largest Province May Fall Entirely to the Taliban
In Afghanistan, Contractors Paid in Full for Incomplete Projects
March 16, 2016
In Afghanistan, Contractors Paid in Full for Incomplete Projects
SIGAR reviewed 6 years of inspectors reports and found recurring problems in Defense Department reconstruction projects.
In Afghanistan, Contractors Paid in Full for Incomplete Projects
Measuring Afghanistan’s Education Problem
January 13, 2016
Measuring Afghanistan’s Education Problem
An estimated 40 percent of Afghanistan’s children are not in school.
Measuring Afghanistan’s Education Problem
How to Waste Money in Afghanistan: Private Villas and Guards
December 04, 2015
How to Waste Money in Afghanistan: Private Villas and Guards
SIGAR asks if anyone did a cost-benefit analysis before spending $150 million on private villas and guards.
How to Waste Money in Afghanistan: Private Villas and Guards
China's Military Just Got a Big Structural Shakeup
November 26, 2015
China's Military Just Got a Big Structural Shakeup
Plus, cost overrun and due diligence in Afghanistan, Mischief Reef updates, and more. Thanksgiving weekend links.
China's Military Just Got a Big Structural Shakeup
Why Was an Afghan Compressed Natural Gas Station 86 Times More Expensive Than Expected?
November 03, 2015
Why Was an Afghan Compressed Natural Gas Station 86 Times More Expensive Than Expected?
U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction wants to know why, but the Pentagon has no answers.
Why Was an Afghan Compressed Natural Gas Station 86 Times More Expensive Than Expected?
Afghanistan’s 32-Year Refugee Crisis
September 09, 2015
Afghanistan’s 32-Year Refugee Crisis
For three decades Afghanistan was the world’s largest producer of refugees. Millions have returned but problems remain.
Afghanistan’s 32-Year Refugee Crisis
In Afghanistan, SIGAR Says Attaching Strings to Aid is a Good Idea
July 30, 2015
In Afghanistan, SIGAR Says Attaching Strings to Aid is a Good Idea
SIGAR’s latest quarterly report stresses conditionality in aid and highlights accuracy problems at USAID.
In Afghanistan, SIGAR Says Attaching Strings to Aid is a Good Idea
What Justice? Afghan Court Overturns Death Sentences in Farkhunda Murder
July 09, 2015
What Justice? Afghan Court Overturns Death Sentences in Farkhunda Murder
The U.S. spent over $1 billion since 2003 on rule of law programs in Afghanistan and has little to show for it.
What Justice? Afghan Court Overturns Death Sentences in Farkhunda Murder
Afghanistan Reconstruction: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics
May 06, 2015
Afghanistan Reconstruction: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics
Speaking at Weill Cornell Medical College, SIGAR likens Afghan reconstruction to diagnosing an intractable disease.
Afghanistan Reconstruction: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics
Afghan Forces are Suffering Record Losses
May 05, 2015
Afghan Forces are Suffering Record Losses
Could this undermine the fighting spirit of the Afghan army and police in their battles against the Taliban?
Afghan Forces are Suffering Record Losses
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