SIGAR April 2014 Quarterly Report to Congress
Today, SIGAR released its April 2014 Quarterly Report to Congress. The report highlights the threat corruption poses and provides an overview of the Afghanistan reconstruction effort. Since 2002, Congress has appropriated nearly $103.2 billion to rebuild Afghanistan -- the most the United States has spent on reconstruction of any other nation.
--Page 19: The 20 audits, inspections, and other reports issued this quarter examined programs and projects worth about $31 billion.
--Page 68: Approximately $17.9 billion of appropriated funds remain for possible disbursement.
--Page 109: The United States has provided $7.5 billion on counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan. Latest UNODC estimates are for an all-time high of opium-poppy cultivation.
--Page ii: Afghan revenues in 2014 could cover as little as one-third of the country’s $7.5 billion budget.
Quarterly Report Page: http://www.sigar.mil/quarterlyreports/index.aspx?SSR=6
Full Quarterly Report (8MB): http://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2014-04-30qr.pdf