Assessment Of Corruption In Afghanistan

USAIDAssessment 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.”

To continue reading the report, click here [pdf].

See also:
Corrupt Afghan officials hurt aid‘, USA Today, 21 May 2009
Afghan govt corruption called “pervasive”‘, UPI, 20 May 2009

Related posts:
Afghan villages fight corruption‘, 24 March 2009
Pervasive corruption fuels deep anger‘, 25 November 2008
“Corruption and incompetence are rampant” in Afghanistan‘, 22 May 2008
New UN report highlights widespread corruption, insecurity‘, 27 September 2007

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One response to “Assessment Of Corruption In Afghanistan

  1. Shai Burke

    There is a good book I just read about corruption in Afghanistan. It’s called Turbulence…..think the website is http://www.turbulencethebook.com. The author Nadir Atash witnessed firsthand systematic corruption in the government and it’s not as black and white as you would think. It’s a mafia network and I’m not convinced it is just Afghans who are behind it. I was shocked after reading this book what can happen to someone if they try to after the bad guys in Afghanistan.

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