Challenges Affecting U.S. Foreign Assistance to Afghanistan
[Technical Report, Congressional Testimony]
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
Pagination or Media Count:
I am pleased to be here to discuss the serious challenges affecting U.S. foreign assistance to Afghanistan. It is the mission of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction SIGAR to provide effective oversight of what has become the most costly reconstruction effort of a single country in U.S. history. Since 2002, Congress has appropriated nearly 93 billion to rebuild Afghanistan. The Administration has signaled to the Afghan government and our coalition allies that it intends to request substantial additional assistance for Afghanistan through the transition period between now and the end of 2014 and during what the international community is calling the Transformation Decade following the withdrawal of U.S. and coalition combat forces through 2025. The World Bank estimates that Afghanistan will need more than 7 billion each year for the next ten years to sustain reconstruction gains, fund Afghan security forces, and cover the large financial gap between Afghan government revenues and operations and maintenance costs.
- Government and Political Science
- Administration and Management