Pakistan and Afghanistan, July 2010

Report
from US Agency for International Development
Published on 31 Jul 2010 View Original
Executive Summary

Overview

This summary document provides information about Office of Inspector General (OIG) oversight activities in Pakistan and Afghanistan since fiscal year 2003.

OIG has strengthened its focus in Pakistan since the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) reopened its mission in 2002. OIG has been providing oversight of USAID activities in Afghanistan since 2002 as well. Our oversight activities cover a wide spectrum of USAID programs in these two countries, covering such areas as relief and stabilization, reconstruction, sustainable development, education, and health care. Our activities help USAID make sure that tax dollars are being spent wisely and effectively.

USAID obligations in Afghanistan for fiscal year (FY) 2002 through the second quarter of FY 2010 totaled more than $9.2 billion, and since FY 2003 OIG has expended over $8.7 million in base appropriations and supplemental funding to oversee USAID's activities in that country. As of the third quarter in Pakistan, USAID has provided more than $3.7 billion to address priority programs. OIG expects to spend approximately $3.8 million to provide in-country oversight for Pakistan in FY 2010. In both nations, we are adjusting our approach to ensure that maximum possible oversight of the increasing levels of assistance provided to local nongovernmental organizations and host governments in the form of project assistance and direct budget support.