‘Assessment Of Corruption In Afghanistan‘, United States Agency for International Development, March 2009
EXCERPT: “USAID/Afghanistan commissioned an assessment to provide a strategy, program options, and recommendations on needs and opportunities to strengthen the capacity and political will of the Government of Afghanistan to fulfill its National Anti-Corruption Strategy. This report thus assesses the issue of corruption in the country, the legal and institutional frameworks for combating corruption, as well as USAID, USG and other donor activities against corruption, including monitoring mechanisms. The report concludes with recommendations on objectives for USAID anti-corruption assistance, a strategy to guide this set of actions, and focused agenda for assistance to the government and civil society to help counter corruption in Afghanistan. Corruption, defined as ‘the abuse of public position for private gain’ is a significant and growing problem across Afghanistan that undermines security, development, and state and democracy-building objectives. Pervasive, entrenched, and systemic corruption is now at an unprecedented scope in the country’s history.”
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