Actions Needed to Mitigate Inconsistencies in and Lack of Safeguards over U.S. Salary Support to Afghan Government Employees and Technical Advisors
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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Since 2002, the United States and other international donors have spent millions of dollars to pay the salaries of thousands of Afghan government employees and technical advisors in an effort to help build the capacity of the Afghan government. This report assesses 1 the extent of donor salary support, 2 the impact of salary support on the long-term capacity and sustainability of the Afghan government, 3 U.S. agencies implementation of salary support, and 4 the accountability mechanisms safeguarding U.S. funds for salary support. To address these objectives, SIGAR interviewed U.S. Agency for International Development USAID, U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghan government, and donor officials. SIGAR also analyzed contracting documents, memoranda, and personnel data and examined hiring and payroll documents and systems. We conducted our work in Washington, D.C., and Kabul, Afghanistan, from January to September 2010 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards.
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- Government and Political Science
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations