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Emphasis on fighting graft to minimize procurement process in Afghanistan

Addressing the National Procurement Conference in Kabul, Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal cited lack of transparency and interference as the main reasons behind the high project costs in the country. The Minister said despite the presence of internationally accepted

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$100b investment at risk in Afghanistan due to security threats: SIGAR

By Ahmadshah Ghanizada-The top US watchdog in Afghanistan in its latest report has warned that nearly $100 billion US investment is under threat from the lack of oversight and increasingly difficult situation in Afghanistan. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan

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Afghan traders are still asked for illegal money at Torkham port

Afghan truckers and traders have complained that they were still asked to pay illegal money under various pretexts at the Torkham dry port in eastern Nangarhar province. Although the acting governor Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal has claimed the issue has been

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Afghan traders are still asked for illegal money at Torkham port

Afghan truckers and traders have complained that they were still asked to pay illegal money under various pretexts at the Torkham dry port in eastern Nangarhar province. Although the acting governor Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal has claimed the issue has been

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Afghan traders are still asked for illegal money at Torkham port

Afghan truckers and traders have complained that they were still asked to pay illegal money under various pretexts at the Torkham dry port in eastern Nangarhar province. Although the acting governor Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal has claimed the issue has been

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Afghan traders are still asked for illegal money at Torkham port

Afghan truckers and traders have complained that they were still asked to pay illegal money under various pretexts at the Torkham dry port in eastern Nangarhar province. Although the acting governor Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal has claimed the issue has been

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Twofold increase in Farah's customs revenue

Revenue from customs in Farah province has increased by two-fold during the first 9 months of the current year compared to the same period last year. According to the officials, last year’s revenue stood at 700mn AFN in the first

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Twofold increase in Farah’s customs revenue

Revenue from customs in Farah province has increased by two-fold during the first 9 months of the current year compared to the same period last year. According to the officials, last year’s revenue stood at 700mn AFN in the first

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Yet another report on Afghanistan's corruption unveiled

A report by the Afghan Independent Media Consortium (AIMC) and 8am Newspaper has revealed extensive corruption and misuse of power within Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations (MoR&R). Confirmed by the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption, the report lists sale

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Yet another report on Afghanistan’s corruption unveiled

A report by the Afghan Independent Media Consortium (AIMC) and 8am Newspaper has revealed extensive corruption and misuse of power within Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations (MoR&R). Confirmed by the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption, the report lists sale

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US government has failed to implement anti-corruption strategy in Afghanistan

Embezzlement of aid has once again haunted the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), who warned the US government that if anti-corruption measures are not taken, embezzlement will persist. According to a recent report by SIGAR, the US has

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Afghan private sector accused of undervaluing export figures

Independent Media Consortium Productions (IMCP) in its report has alleged that the private sector has deliberately defrauded the government by reporting export figures 79% lower than the original price. The investigation was based on an independent data collection of the

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USAID refutes SIGAR’s allegations of corruption against Afghan Ministry of Public Health

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) repudiated the charges lodged against the Ministry of Public Health in a recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). Mission Director to USAID, William Hammink, said there was

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Afghan Ministry of Public Health repudiates SIGAR’s corruption allegations

The Ministry of Public Health has refuted all the charges lodged against them in the report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). SIGAR in a recent report said the financial audit of the ministry was marked with

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SIGAR concerned about aid management in Afghan Public Health Ministry

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has expressed concerns about the aid management in Afghan Public Health Ministry. This comes after a new sum of USD 200mn has been allocated by the United States Agency for International Development

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Corruption in Kabul Municipality revealed

Why are the majority of roads in Kabul city of poor quality? Why do contractors ask for more budgets? According to a report by the Independent Media Consortium Productions (IMCP), several of the construction companies contracted for road building by

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NSP funds gone missing in Kandahar

National Solidarity Program (NSP) funds worth 50mn AFN have been embezzled in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province. The funds were distributed among 26 community councils in order to implement projects in line with the needs of local

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Fight against corruption results in 19% increase in Nangarhar’s customs revenues

Officials have reported an increase of 19% in Nangarhar’s customs revenues over the first quarter of the current Afghan fiscal year. They hope the figure would double by the end of the this year. The hike in the revenues is

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Fight against corruption results in 19% increase in Nangarhar's customs revenues

Officials have reported an increase of 19% in Nangarhar’s customs revenues over the first quarter of the current Afghan fiscal year. They hope the figure would double by the end of the this year. The hike in the revenues is

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Licensing process for Afghan entrepreneurs reduced to 2 days

The Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries has simplified the licensing process, a priority reform for the ministry in providing proper facilities for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Afghanistan. Commerce and Industries Minister Anwarul Haq Ahadi told a gathering, attended

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Donors reiterate aid pledges to Afghan government

 The international community on Wednesday at the conference on the evaluation of Afghanistan’s commitments progress reaffirmed the aid pledges held out at last year’s Tokyo Conference. “Our international colleagues have once again renewed their commitment to 16 billion dollars assistance,

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Aid donors evaluate Afghanistan’s progress on commitments

A follow up conference on the promises the Karzai administration made at the Tokyo Conference on July 8, 2012 begins in Kabul. Afghanistan promised to enhance efforts towards combating corruption, promoting good governance, protecting human rights and improving women’s situation.

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Aid donors evaluate Afghanistan's progress on commitments

A follow up conference on the promises the Karzai administration made at the Tokyo Conference on July 8, 2012 begins in Kabul. Afghanistan promised to enhance efforts towards combating corruption, promoting good governance, protecting human rights and improving women’s situation.

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Afghanistan’s Corruption remains to be a threat to aid uses beyond 2014

According to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the USD 8bn of international annual aid pledged to the Afghanistan beyond 2014 may easily be robbed by the endemic corruption existing in the government. The international community recently pledged

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Afghanistan’s Corruption remains to be a threat to aid uses beyond 2014

According to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the USD 8bn of international annual aid pledged to the Afghanistan beyond 2014 may easily be robbed by the endemic corruption existing in the government. The international community recently pledged

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