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SIGAR July 2015 Quarterly Report to the United States Congress

Evaluation and Lessons Learned
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Executive Summary

This report summarizes SIGAR’s oversight work and updates developments in the three major sectors of Afghanistan’s reconstruction effort from April 1 to June 30, 2015.* It also includes a discussion of the ways in which improved conditionality can increase accountability for donor funds while delivering better outcomes for Afghanistan. During this reporting period, SIGAR published 21 audits, inspections, alert letters, and other reports assessing the U.S. efforts to build the Afghan security forces, improve governance, and facilitate economic and social development. These reports identified a number of problems, including a lack of accountability, failures of planning, and construction deficiencies. The cost savings to the U.S. government from SIGAR’s investigative work amounted to approximately $214.7 million; civil-settlement recoveries totaled more than $6.9 million; and fines, forfeitures, and restitutions totaled over $675,000. SIGAR investigations also resulted in four arrests, eight criminal charges, six convictions, five sentencings, and the exclusion of 17 individuals from access to U.S. military installations. Additionally, SIGAR referred 17 individuals and 25 companies for suspension or debarment based on allegations that they engaged in fraud and nonperformance in contracts.