Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) SIGAR provides independent & objective oversight of Afghanistan reconstruction. To report fraud, waste & abuse, contact us:

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Congress created the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to provide independent and objective oversight of Afghanistan reconstruction projects and activities. Under the authority of Section 1229 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (P.L. 110-181), SIGAR conducts audits and investigations to: 1) promote efficiency and effectivenes

Congress created the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to provide independent and objective oversight of Afghanistan reconstruction projects and activities. Under the authority of Section 1229 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (P.L. 110-181), SIGAR conducts audits and investigations to: 1) promote efficiency and effectivenes

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SIGAR’s new Lessons Learned report, What We Need to Learn: Lessons from Twenty Years of #Afghanistan Reconstruction, exa...
08/17/2021

SIGAR’s new Lessons Learned report, What We Need to Learn: Lessons from Twenty Years of #Afghanistan Reconstruction, examines the past two decades of the U.S. reconstruction effort in Afghanistan.

There have been bright spots—such as lower child mortality rates, increases in per capita GDP, and increased literacy rates. But after spending 20 years and $145 billion trying to rebuild #Afghanistan, the U.S. government has many lessons it needs to learn.

Read the full report here:
https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/lessonslearned/SIGAR-21-46-LL.pdf

View the interactive version here:
https://www.sigar.mil/interactive-reports/what-we-need-to-learn/index.html

SIGAR’s new Lessons Learned report, What We Need to Learn: Lessons from Twenty Years of #Afghanistan Reconstruction, examines the past two decades of the U.S. reconstruction effort in Afghanistan.

There have been bright spots—such as lower child mortality rates, increases in per capita GDP, and increased literacy rates. But after spending 20 years and $145 billion trying to rebuild #Afghanistan, the U.S. government has many lessons it needs to learn.

Read the full report here:
https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/lessonslearned/SIGAR-21-46-LL.pdf

View the interactive version here:
https://www.sigar.mil/interactive-reports/what-we-need-to-learn/index.html

As of July 1, 2021, the number of confirmed #COVID19 cases had reached 120,216, with 4,962 deaths. Yet, a test-positivit...
08/10/2021

As of July 1, 2021, the number of confirmed #COVID19 cases had reached 120,216, with 4,962 deaths. Yet, a test-positivity rate of 42% suggests the actual spread, case numbers, and deaths are far higher. Afghan public-health officials estimated that the Delta variant is responsible for approximately 60% of new infections.

Continue reading here: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-07-30qr.pdf#page=155

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

As of July 1, 2021, the number of confirmed #COVID19 cases had reached 120,216, with 4,962 deaths. Yet, a test-positivity rate of 42% suggests the actual spread, case numbers, and deaths are far higher. Afghan public-health officials estimated that the Delta variant is responsible for approximately 60% of new infections.

Continue reading here: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-07-30qr.pdf#page=155

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

🚨 Today, SIGAR released its 52nd Quarterly Report to Congress, examining security conditions in #Afghanistan, rise in CO...
07/29/2021

🚨 Today, SIGAR released its 52nd Quarterly Report to Congress, examining security conditions in #Afghanistan, rise in COVID-19 infection rates, increase in opium-poppy cultivation, and much more.

Read the full report here:https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-07-30qr.pdf

Status of Funds Section:https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-07-30qr-section2-funding.pdf

Security Section:https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-07-30qr-section2-security.pdf

Economic and Social Development Section:https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-07-30qr-section2-economic.pdf

Governance Section:https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-07-30qr-section2-governance.pdf

Counternarcotics: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-07-30qr-section2-governance.pdf#page=13

Check out @SIGARHQ on Twitter for more Quarterly Report highlights.

🚨 Today, SIGAR released its 52nd Quarterly Report to Congress, examining security conditions in #Afghanistan, rise in COVID-19 infection rates, increase in opium-poppy cultivation, and much more.

Read the full report here:https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-07-30qr.pdf

Status of Funds Section:https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-07-30qr-section2-funding.pdf

Security Section:https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-07-30qr-section2-security.pdf

Economic and Social Development Section:https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-07-30qr-section2-economic.pdf

Governance Section:https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-07-30qr-section2-governance.pdf

Counternarcotics: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-07-30qr-section2-governance.pdf#page=13

Check out @SIGARHQ on Twitter for more Quarterly Report highlights.

In January 2021, United Nations said #Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Response Plan for 2021 would require an additional $1.3...
07/22/2021

In January 2021, United Nations said #Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Response Plan for 2021 would require an additional $1.3 billion to address the growing number of Afghans in need of humanitarian aid, including around 10 million children.

Continue reading here: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-04-30qr.pdf#page=137

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

In January 2021, United Nations said #Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Response Plan for 2021 would require an additional $1.3 billion to address the growing number of Afghans in need of humanitarian aid, including around 10 million children.

Continue reading here: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-04-30qr.pdf#page=137

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

NEW🚨 SIGAR released its 10th Lessons Learned Report: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of contracting from the U.S. Experi...
07/15/2021

NEW🚨 SIGAR released its 10th Lessons Learned Report: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of contracting from the U.S. Experience in #Afghanistan.

As the United States government continues to rely on contractors for reconstruction work, improving M&E of contracts, and ensuring officials act on its findings, will be a critical need in #Afghanistan. Poor oversight or improper implementation can threaten relationships with local communities, endanger the lives of U.S. and #Afghan government personnel and civilians, and undermine strategic goals.

Read more here:https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/lessonslearned/SIGAR-21-41-LL.pdf

For highlights from SIGAR's new Lessons Learned report on monitoring and evaluation of contracting in #Afghanistan, follow us on Twitter @SIGARHQ

NEW🚨 SIGAR released its 10th Lessons Learned Report: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of contracting from the U.S. Experience in #Afghanistan.

As the United States government continues to rely on contractors for reconstruction work, improving M&E of contracts, and ensuring officials act on its findings, will be a critical need in #Afghanistan. Poor oversight or improper implementation can threaten relationships with local communities, endanger the lives of U.S. and #Afghan government personnel and civilians, and undermine strategic goals.

Read more here:https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/lessonslearned/SIGAR-21-41-LL.pdf

For highlights from SIGAR's new Lessons Learned report on monitoring and evaluation of contracting in #Afghanistan, follow us on Twitter @SIGARHQ

🚨 Vice President Of Investment Firm Pleads Guilty To Running Multimillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme.Naim Ismail fraudulently i...
07/14/2021
Vice President Of Investment Firm Pleads Guilty To Running Multimillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme

🚨 Vice President Of Investment Firm Pleads Guilty To Running Multimillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme.

Naim Ismail fraudulently induced individual and corporate victims – including New York-based subsidiary of #Afghanistan-based bank – to loan large sums of money to entities operated by himself and others. Ismail claimed that these funds would be used in a particular investment strategy as well as several real estate development projects and promised investors a generous fixed annual rate of return. Instead, Ismail used investor funds to pay the so-called interest payments due to earlier investors in the scheme, as well as for his own personal expenses and investments. Ismail’s schemes defrauded victims of over $15 million.

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 12, 2021 Vice President Of Investment Firm Pleads Guilty To Running Multimillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme Naim Ismail Admits to Defrauding Subsidiaries of Afghanistan-Based Bank Through Investm...

NEW 🚨 AAR Corp. has agreed to pay the United States $11,088,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims...
07/07/2021
AAR Corp. Agrees to Pay $11 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations on Aircraft Maintenance Contract and to Pay Penalties Assessed by the FAA

NEW 🚨 AAR Corp. has agreed to pay the United States $11,088,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in connection with aircraft maintenance services performed by its former subsidiary, AAR Airlift Group, Inc. (“Airlift”), on two United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) contracts.

Specifically, the settlement resolves allegations that Airlift knowingly failed to maintain the nine aircraft in accordance with contract requirements, and that because of this failure the helicopters were not airworthy and should not have been certified by Airlift as “fully mission capable.”

“Failure to properly maintain aircraft is unacceptable under any circumstances, but it’s especially egregious in a war zone, where the lives of America’s warfighters are on the line,” said IG Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. “I’m proud of the work of SIGAR’s special agents – in Afghanistan and the United States – whose collaboration brought this case to a successful conclusion.”

Learn more here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/aar-corp-agrees-pay-11-million-settle-false-claims-act-allegations-aircraft-maintenance

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

AAR Corp., located in Wood Dale, Illinois, and its subsidiary, AAR Airlift Group Inc. (Airlift), located in Melbourne, Florida, have agreed to pay the United States $11,088,000 to resolve False Claims Act allegations in connection with aircraft maintenance services performed by Airlift on two U.S. T...

Cumulative appropriations for #Afghanistan reconstruction and related activities are comprised of four major categories ...
07/01/2021

Cumulative appropriations for #Afghanistan reconstruction and related activities are comprised of four major categories of reconstruction
and related funding: security, governance and development,
humanitarian, and oversight and operations.

Click here to view Figure 2.2 - a breakdown of cumulative appropriations by funding category: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-04-30qr.pdf#page=40

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

Cumulative appropriations for #Afghanistan reconstruction and related activities are comprised of four major categories of reconstruction
and related funding: security, governance and development,
humanitarian, and oversight and operations.

Click here to view Figure 2.2 - a breakdown of cumulative appropriations by funding category: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-04-30qr.pdf#page=40

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

Haven't had the chance to read SIGAR's 2021 High-Risk List? Click the link below for an interactive version of the repor...
06/24/2021

Haven't had the chance to read SIGAR's 2021 High-Risk List?

Click the link below for an interactive version of the report which highlights key aspects of the eight areas of #Afghanistan reconstruction at the most risk of waste, fraud, abuse, mismanagement, or mission failure.

https://www.sigar.mil/interactive-reports/2021-high-risk-list/index.html

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

Haven't had the chance to read SIGAR's 2021 High-Risk List?

Click the link below for an interactive version of the report which highlights key aspects of the eight areas of #Afghanistan reconstruction at the most risk of waste, fraud, abuse, mismanagement, or mission failure.

https://www.sigar.mil/interactive-reports/2021-high-risk-list/index.html

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

Both Resolute Support and United Nations Assistance Mission in #Afghanistan reported a considerable increase in civilian...
06/08/2021

Both Resolute Support and United Nations Assistance Mission in #Afghanistan reported a considerable increase in civilian casualties this past quarter compared to the same period last year.

This is partly because of lower than usual casualties during most of 2020 due to Taliban participation in diplomatic efforts and pressure on the Taliban to avoid urban attacks.

Read more here: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-04-30qr.pdf#page=68

Photo by U.S. Air Force TSgt Jonathan Snyder.

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

Both Resolute Support and United Nations Assistance Mission in #Afghanistan reported a considerable increase in civilian casualties this past quarter compared to the same period last year.

This is partly because of lower than usual casualties during most of 2020 due to Taliban participation in diplomatic efforts and pressure on the Taliban to avoid urban attacks.

Read more here: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-04-30qr.pdf#page=68

Photo by U.S. Air Force TSgt Jonathan Snyder.

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

Licit agriculture has served as the foundation for #Afghanistan’s formal economy and one of its primary exports. The agr...
06/03/2021

Licit agriculture has served as the foundation for #Afghanistan’s formal economy and one of its primary exports. The agricultural sector directly employs approximately 40% of the country’s labor force and directly or indirectly supports an estimated 80% of the total population.

Read about the International Organization for Migration's warning on famine conditions during the upcoming year as a result of drought here: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-04-30qr.pdf#page=150

Photo by U.S. Air Force SSgt Antonio Coronado

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

Licit agriculture has served as the foundation for #Afghanistan’s formal economy and one of its primary exports. The agricultural sector directly employs approximately 40% of the country’s labor force and directly or indirectly supports an estimated 80% of the total population.

Read about the International Organization for Migration's warning on famine conditions during the upcoming year as a result of drought here: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-04-30qr.pdf#page=150

Photo by U.S. Air Force SSgt Antonio Coronado

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

#CSTC-A reported 31 insider attacks against the #Afghan National Defense and Security Forces from January 1 through Apri...
05/25/2021

#CSTC-A reported 31 insider attacks against the #Afghan National Defense and Security Forces from January 1 through April 1. These attacks resulted in 115 ANDSF personnel killed and 39 wounded.

Continue reading here: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-04-30qr.pdf#page=78

Photo By U.S. Air Force TSgt Jonathan Snyder

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

#CSTC-A reported 31 insider attacks against the #Afghan National Defense and Security Forces from January 1 through April 1. These attacks resulted in 115 ANDSF personnel killed and 39 wounded.

Continue reading here: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-04-30qr.pdf#page=78

Photo By U.S. Air Force TSgt Jonathan Snyder

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

In line with commitments made in the U.S.-Taliban agreement, the U.S. withdrawal from #Afghanistan includes U.S. defense...
05/18/2021

In line with commitments made in the U.S.-Taliban agreement, the U.S. withdrawal from #Afghanistan includes U.S. defense contractors.

The complete withdrawal of U.S. troops and U.S. defense contractors from #Afghanistan will test whether the #Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) can sustain themselves and defend the Afghan government without direct U.S. and Coalition military support.

Read more about contractor support here: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-04-30qr.pdf#page=71

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

In line with commitments made in the U.S.-Taliban agreement, the U.S. withdrawal from #Afghanistan includes U.S. defense contractors.

The complete withdrawal of U.S. troops and U.S. defense contractors from #Afghanistan will test whether the #Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) can sustain themselves and defend the Afghan government without direct U.S. and Coalition military support.

Read more about contractor support here: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2021-04-30qr.pdf#page=71

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

Advancing the status and rights of #Afghan women and girls has been an important goal of the U.S. reconstruction effort ...
05/13/2021

Advancing the status and rights of #Afghan women and girls has been an important goal of the U.S. reconstruction effort in #Afghanistan since 2002.

At this critical moment for Afghan women and girls – as Afghans determine what their country’s future political structure will look like – it is as important as ever that the United States continues to support women’s rights and gender equality.

Read SIGAR’s Lessons Learned report on Support for Gender Equality here:
https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/lessonslearned/SIGAR-21-18-LL.pdf

ایا پر دې پوهېدئ چې نن ورځ د افغان ملکي کارمندانو نږدې پنځمه برخه چې د ۲۰۰۰ ز.کلونو په پرتله نږدې صفر وې، ښځینه دي؟ د ښځو د حقونو ساتنه د لاسته راوړنو د خوندیتابه پر لور د حرکت یوه مهمه برخه ده.

آیا می دانستید که امروزه تقریباً یک پنجم کارمندان دولت افغانستان را زنان تشکیل می دهند، این رقم در اوایل سال 2000 تقریبا صفر بود. حمایت از حقوق زنان یکی از مولفه های اساسی حفظ# دست آورد های اخیر در افغانستان است.

Did you know that nearly one-fifth of Afghan civil servants are women today, compared to nearly zero in the early 2000s? Protecting women’s rights is an essential component of the move to #PreserveTheGains.

SIGAR's High-Risk List focuses on program areas and elements of the reconstruction effort that are: (1) essential to suc...
05/11/2021

SIGAR's High-Risk List focuses on program areas and elements of the reconstruction effort that are:
(1) essential to success;
(2) at risk of significant and large-scale failure due to waste, fraud, or abuse; and
(3) subject to the control or influence of the U.S. government.

Read about the 8 areas at high-risk here: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/spotlight/2021-High-Risk-List.pdf

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

SIGAR's High-Risk List focuses on program areas and elements of the reconstruction effort that are:
(1) essential to success;
(2) at risk of significant and large-scale failure due to waste, fraud, or abuse; and
(3) subject to the control or influence of the U.S. government.

Read about the 8 areas at high-risk here: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/spotlight/2021-High-Risk-List.pdf

For daily updates, follow SIGAR on Twitter @SIGARHQ

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