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GAO _Afghan Donor Dependence | September 2011

GAO _Afghan Donor Dependence | September 2011

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Briefing of
 
Congressional Committees
Afghanistan’s Donor DependenceSeptember, 2011
 
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Contents
BackgroundObjectivesKey TermsObservationsScope and Methodology (Enclosure II)
 
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Background
 
The U.S. has allocated over $72 billion for security, governance, anddevelopment in Afghanistan since 2002, and the Government of the
 
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) has relied on donors to fundits operating and development expenditures.
 
GAO has previously raisedconcerns about Afghanistan’s donordependence, including the lack of cost estimates for developing andsustaining Afghan national
 
security forces. Donors are alsoconcerned about GIRoA’s
 
ability to fund its operating expendituresand to sustain foreign investment in the country.
Note
 
Past funding and expenditure data report historical information anddo not imply that these trends will continue in the future.
Note
Note: The Department of Defense commented that it is working with the Afghan Ministries of Defense and Interior to develop cost-effective andrequirement-based estimates for future Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) sustainment costs. DOD further commented that itanticipates reduced future costs to sustain the ANSF. GAO is reviewing these issues and will report on them in 2012
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