Field report from Afghanistan

Smart Development in Practice series

This report aims to convey the views of people who have extensive experience with US development aid to Afghanistan. For that purpose, 40 people were interviewed in Kabul in November and December 2008. They included employees of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), other foreign donors, contractors, consulting companies, and Afghan and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), many of whom have several years of experience working in Afghanistan, as well as Afghan government officials. We would like to extend our thanks to all those who gave up their time for this research.



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