Accession Number:

ADA532553

Title:

Afghanistan Development: U.S. Efforts to Support Afghan Water Sector Increasing, but Improvements Needed in Planning and Coordination

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

Water is critical to the stability of Afghanistan and is an essential part of U.S. efforts in Afghanistan. Since 2002, the United States Agency for International Development USAID and the Department of Defense DOD have awarded 250 million for water projects. This report examines 1 the alignment of U.S. water goals and projects with Afghan water-sector development goals 2 U.S. agencies coordination of water-sector efforts among themselves, with the Afghan government and the donor community 3 U.S. efforts to manage and monitor these water projects and 4 U.S. efforts to build sustainability into water-sector projects. GAO reviewed and analyzed planning, funding, and performance documents from U.S. agencies and implementing partners, and interviewed U.S. officials in Washington, D.C., and U.S., Afghan, and donor officials in Afghanistan.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE