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 News Articles About Development in Afghanistan

August 3, 2015. "Development Challenges and Tools in Conflict Environments", Fletcher Security Journal.

July 29, 2015. "A rising civil servant in Mazar, Afghanistan". UNOPS. The UN provides training for civil engineer involved in road projects.

May 21, 2015. "The Battle for Afghanistan Will be Decided by Development". By Sam Ehrlich, Defense in Depth Blog, Council on Foreign Relations.

April 23, 2015. "Americans Keep Paying for Bad Work From Afghan Contractors", by Matthew Gualt, War is Boring, April 23, 2015. Afghanistan is littered with half-finished construction projects.

March 2, 2015. "IRD Responds to Suspension from USAID Development Aid Contracts". Non Profit Quarterly. IRD failed to comply with contract specifications on its implementation of aid projects in Afghanistan.

August 5, 2014. "Stabilizing Provincial Afghanistan: How to Get It Right". By Frances Z. Brown, Foreign Policy.

July 31, 2014. "Afghanistan has cost more to rebuild than Europe after Second World War". The Telegraph.

July 26, 2014. "Mi CASA no es tu CASA". The Economist. A plan to export electricity from Central Asia to Afghanistan and Pakistan looks cursed.

July 9, 2014. "A Framework for NGO-Military Collaboration". Small Wars Journal. Glenn Penner writes about the lack of a coherent framework for NGO-military collaboration.

May 5, 2014. "War zones enabled one nonprofit to become flush with cash". Stars and Stripes. International Relief and Development (IRD) strikes gold.

March 18, 2014. "Watchdog questions USAID spending on controversial Afghan dam project". Stars and Stripes. The Kajaki Dam power station is costly.

March 12, 2014. "Will We Ever Learn? An Evaluation of US aid in Afghanistan". Afghanistan Analysts Network. A discussion of a USAID report published in 1988 with Afghanistan development lessons observed but not learned.

March 6, 2014. "UK aid projects in Afghanistan must improve in order to stem poverty". The Guardian. Reports states that smaller projects are more efficient and less prone to Afghan corruption.

February 28, 2014. "Helping Aghanistan's Provincial Councils Fight Corruption and Improve Governance". CIPE Development Blog.

February 14, 2014. "USAID Unveils Five-year Plan in Afghanistan". World News.

December 17, 2013. "ADB to provide funding for Afghanistan's north-south power link projects". Energy Business Review.

November 7, 2013. "Afghanistan Owned Solution: Creating Jobs For Afghanistan Through Private Sector Project Funding".

October 24, 2013. "Despite billions in foreign aid over the past 12 years, most Afghans can't find full-time jobs". The Washington Post. 8 out of every 10 working-age Afghans are unskilled day laborers.

September 5, 2013. "USAID funds given to unreliable Afghan health care program, report says". Stars and Stripes. Afghan Ministry of Health can't show where the $ is.

August 13, 2013. "Afghanistan's Rare Earth Element Bonanza". The American.

August 8, 2013. "Leveling the Afghan Playing Field". By Graciana del Castillo - posted on Project Syndicate. Article recommends new policies to Afghan government to encourage foreign investment and local support.

August 3, 2013. "Dig Deeper". The Economist. The disrepair of the Salang tunnel in the Hindu Kush mountains points to a broader Afghan problem as western aid and development money goes away.

May 27, 2013. "Harnessing technology to promote Afghan development and governance goals". Relief Web. MCIT announces new DEWAE program funded by the World Bank to promote mobile technology.

May 21, 2013. "Does Development Really Bring Security?" Commentary Magazine.

May 16, 2013. "U.S. Hands Over Nation-Building Projects to Afghans". NPR. The first PRT established in Afghanistan (Gardez 2002/2003) has recently closed.

May 15, 2013. "What we have learned about stabilization, not much". AFPAK Channel Blog, Foreign Policy. A dismal account of PRTs, CERP, and USAID.

May 13, 2013. "Events highlight development progress and challenges in Afghanistan". United Nations Development Programme.

March 7, 2013. "The Development Advocate: Afghanistan Edition". UNDP.

March 5, 2013. "The Situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security". United Nations General Assembly Security Council.

March 4, 2013. "Dam and other Afghanistan projects being scaled back as U.S. picks up pace of withdrawal". The Washington Post.

December 11, 2012. "The Tip of the Iceberg - Natural Resource Conflicts in Afghanistan: A Political Salon". World Policy.

November 9, 2012. "Conflict and Development in Afghanistan since 2001: a critical analysis based on Duffield and Uvin". Aghan Hind Sight Blog. A long blog post - look for the red ink that says "PDF version here" to print it out or download.

November 6, 2012. "Virtuous cycles in Afghan north". The AFPAK Channel, Foreign Policy. Senior USAID administrator Alex Thier writes on progress in north.

October 22, 2012. "How to Prevent the Plunder of Afghan Mineral Riches". Bloomberg.

October 13, 2012. "A Canadian foreign aid insider explains our $1.5 billion Afghan sinkhole". National Post.

October 9, 2012. "Nation Building: The Fine Print". Time U.S.

October 3, 2012. "Doubt Cast on Afghan Mining". The Wall Street Journal.

September 17, 2012. "Progress Noted, But Questions Remain about 'New Silk Road' Initiative". Radio Free Europe.

July 30, 2012.  "U.S. construction projects in Afghanistan challenged by inspector general's report".  The Washington Post.

March 29, 2012.  "Dreams of a Mining Future on Hold in Afghanistan".  NPR.

March/April 2012.  "Hard Rock in Afghanistan".  USAID Frontlines. Story on mining marble in Herat, Afghanistan.

February 29, 2012.  "How Afghanistan Can Escape the Resource Curse".  Foreign Affairs.  Article discusses the wealth of mineral resources in Afghanistan but the difficulties of extracting and exporting these minerals.

February 13, 2012.  "Leaving Afghan Development in the Wrong Hands".  Foreign Affairs.

February 10, 2012.  "Afghan road construction projects wander off course".  Stars and Stripes.

January 7, 2012.  "The Dormant Hydro-Power Industry".  An examination of large-scale hydro-power in Afghanistan.  Power Engineering.

October 20, 2011.  "Development Aid in Afghanistan: The Country Where Hope Goes to Die".  Spiegal Online.

October 19, 2011.  "Afghanistan Post 2014: Economic Development Difficulties".  Foreign Policy Journal.

September 20, 2011.  "Foreign Donors Fund 90 Percent of Afghanistan Expenses, GAO Says".  Bloomberg.

September 9, 2011.  "How Afghanistan Is Rebuilding Itself".  Jayshree Bajoria, Council on Foreign Relations.

September 3, 2011.  "At Afghan Military Hospital, Graft and Deadly Neglect".  The Wall Street Journal.

September 2011.  "Maternal Health in Afghanistan".  Isobel Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations.

August 31, 2011.  "Afghan Development Requires Inclusion of Women".  Shabana Basij-Rasikh and Matiullah Amin,

June 2, 2011.  "Fighting the Taliban One Irrigation Project at a Time".

July 18, 2010.  "Afghan govt wants donors to support its priorities".  USA Today.

April 12, 2010.  "Afghan officials want to direct more foreign aid".  The Seattle Times.

March 4, 2010.  "Afghanistan Civilian Surge Could Last Decade".  ABC News.

November 17, 2009.  "Paying off Afghanistan's warlords".  Salon.

September 5, 2009.  "U.S. Embassy Kabul memo: 'Afghan First'" . Politico.

March 19, 2009.  "Civilians to Join Afghan Buildup".  The Washinton Post.

January 24, 2002.  "Evergreen to ferry aid to Afghanistan".

January 18, 2002.  "The Role of the Non-governmental Organizations in Afghanistan's Recovery".  Robert P. DeVechhi, Council on Foreign Relations.



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