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Accession Number ADA584474
Title Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 233p
Personal Author J. F. Sopko
Abstract I am pleased to submit SIGAR's quarterly report on the status of the U.S. reconstruction effort in Afghanistan. Now in its 11th year, that effort has entered its most critical phase, with U.S. combat troops departing and the Afghan government assuming greater responsibility for the country's future. The U.S. reconstruction program is intensely focused on the 2014 transition now under way in four key areas: security, governance, economic development, and the way the United States delivers foreign assistance. To date, Congress has provided nearly $93 billion to build Afghan security forces, improve governance, and foster economic development in Afghanistan. The success of this historic endeavor- the most costly rebuilding of a single country in U.S. history- depends on the degree to which U.S. assistance can: 1) build Afghan security forces capable of preventing extremists from re-establishing strongholds in Afghanistan 2) strengthen the capacity of the Afghan government to hold credible presidential elections in 2014, peacefully transfer political power, and provide essential services through the rule of law 3) develop the foundation for a viable economy despite anticipated reductions in foreign aid 4) improve Afghan institutions ability to manage and account for U.S. and other donor funds delivered directly through the Afghan national budget Success also depends on independent and effective oversight. Section 2 of this report describes SIGAR's ongoing work in the vital reconstruction areas of security, governance, and economic development. We have coordinated this work with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Inspectors General for Defense, State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Through our audits, inspections, and investigations, we all intend to identify issues in these areas in time for implementing agencies and Congress to take action to protect funds and improve key reconstruction programs before it is too late.
Keywords Afghanistan
Direct assistance
Economic development
Financial management
Foreign aid
Social development
United states government

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
92 - Behavior & Society
96G - Foreign Industry Economic Development
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, Arlington, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Quarterly rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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