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Audit of USAID/Afghanistan’s Local Governance and Community Development Project in Northern and Western Regi

Country: Afghanistan
Fiscal Year: 2009
Agency: USAID
Audit Report Available: No

The focus of U.S. Government assistance activity in Afghanistan is shifting to the outlying Provinces. National programs are beginning to adjust to this shift, but their geographic reach is still limited in many areas. Provincial reconstruction teams (PRTs) have been an important vehicle for delivering U.S. Government and international assistance outside of Kabul, particularly in unstable regions. PRTs are small, joint civilian-military organizations that were established in Afghanistan at the end of 2002. They are designed to improve security, extend the reach of the Afghan Government, and facilitate reconstruction in priority Provinces. Particularly in insecure areas, the core objective of PRTs is to implement projects that will improve stability so that more traditional forms of development assistance can resume. USAID/Afghanistan awarded a $49.3 million contract to the Association for Rural Development, Inc., to implement the Local Governance and Community Development project’s activities in the northern and western regions. The project’s principal goal is to help the Government of Afghanistan, in partnership with local communities, identify and address the issues that are driving instability and support for insurgency in outlying Provinces and insecure areas. The ultimate objective is to help the Government of Afghanistan and local citizens create a stable environment for long-term political, economic, and social development.

This audit will (1) determine whether the project is achieving intended results and (2) assess the project’s impact.

Source:  Office of Inspector General ANNUAL PLAN FISCAL YEAR 2009

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