Category Archives: Reconstruction

Audit of Over $759 Million Spent on Education in Afghanistan

Audit of Over $759 Million Spent on Education in Afghanistan Today, SIGAR published an audit on DOD, State and USAID’s over $759 million investment in primary and secondary education in Afghanistan. The audit notes:

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Private Sector in Security Sector Reform: Essential But Not Yet Optimized

Private Sector in Security Sector Reform: Essential But Not Yet Optimized

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DOD TFBSO: Review of Selected Expenditures Highlights Serious Management & Oversight Problems

DOD TFBSO: Review of Selected Expenditures Highlights Serious Management & Oversight Problems

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Oversight of Department of Defense Reconstruction Projects in Afghanistan.

Oversight of Department of Defense Reconstruction Projects in Afghanistan.

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Interview: John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

Interview: John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Jen Judson, Defense News 4:01 a.m. EDT April 11, 2016 (Photo: Mike Morones/Staff) 79 CONNECTTWEET 43 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE WASHINGTON — The special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, John Sopko, is known as … Continue reading

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In Afghanistan, Contractors Paid in Full for Incomplete Projects

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. By Catherine Putz March 16, 2016 After six years of inspection reports, the Special Inspector … Continue reading

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The Perilous State of Afghan Reconstruction: Lessons from Fifteen Years

The Perilous State of Afghan Reconstruction: Lessons from Fifteen Years Today, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John F. Sopko delivered remarks at Harvard University, entitled, “The Perilous State of Afghan Reconstruction: Lessons from Fifteen Years.” The remarks note: — … Continue reading

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An Existential Threat: U.S. Oversight of and Responses to Corruption in Afghanistan

An Existential Threat: U.S. Oversight of and Responses to Corruption in Afghanistan Today, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John Sopko, delivered a speech at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, titled, “An Existential Threat: … Continue reading

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John Sopko: After taking down the Mafia, Obama’s Special Inspector is bringing justice to Afghanistan

John Sopko: After taking down the Mafia, Obama’s Special Inspector is bringing justice to Afghanistan For every dollar spent in Afghanistan, at least 29 cents disappears in fraud or wastage Jonathan Owen John Sopko, a former Mafia prosecutor, is trying … Continue reading

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Community preferences, insurgency, and the success of reconstruction spending

Community preferences, insurgency, and the success of reconstruction spending

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