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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
Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations
November 01, 2016
Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations
A former senior aide to Mullah Omar has called on the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government.
Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations
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?
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
Afghanistan’s Army to Receive More Armored Vehicles to Battle Taliban
October 05, 2015
Afghanistan’s Army to Receive More Armored Vehicles to Battle Taliban
The ANA is to receive 55 additional Commando Select Armored Security Vehicles by February 2016.
Afghanistan’s Army to Receive More Armored Vehicles to Battle Taliban
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
Another Damning Afghanistan Reconstruction Report
May 01, 2015
Another Damning Afghanistan Reconstruction Report
SIGAR issued its 27th quarterly report to Congress and the news isn’t great.
Another Damning Afghanistan Reconstruction Report
Over $300 Million in US Money for Afghan Police May Be Wasted
January 13, 2015
Over $300 Million in US Money for Afghan Police May Be Wasted
A new report finds little oversight in how the money is being spent.
Over $300 Million in US Money for Afghan Police May Be Wasted
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