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Afghanistan’s Anti-corruption Reforms Slowed in 2019

Sustained and effective efforts in fighting corruption in Afghanistan remain critical for the country’s future, finds a new United Nations report released on June 18. “Anti-corruption efforts and integrity reforms must be key priorities for Afghanistan’s leadership, especially so given

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Contractor in Afghanistan accused of overspending and waste

In a recent report by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), a contractor awarded the project of establishing a hospital in Gardez, Paktiya, is accused of overspending and waste. The report blames the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 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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Two Afghan government officials sentenced to prison for embezzlement

Paktika’s revenue officer and agriculture director, alleged for embezzlement in government funds, are awarded six and seven year imprisonment respectively. According to the chief of the urban court Khan Zaman Yaqubi’s verdict, the agriculture director with convenience of revenue officer

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Political Will needed to combat corruption and to ensure accurate use of aid

Truth and Justice Party of Afghanistan asked the government to fight against corruption as a serious sign of strong political will to improve good governance through establishment of a strong political office. Hamidullah Faroqi, spokesperson to the Party, said in

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