British aid to Afghanistan projects likely to fail: Report

May 22nd, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 22 (ANI): An audit commissioned by the Department for International Development (DFID) has found that over half of its large projects in Afghanistan are likely to fail because of staffing incompetence, corruption and overall lawlessness.

The DFID report looked at work from 2002 to 2007 when it was involved in 58 projects that were budgeted at 500 million pounds. Only a quarter of projects in 2006 were judged a success, with less than five per cent considered value for money.

DFID said many of the lessons revealed by the audit had already been addressed and its conclusions did not “reflect the significant progress and developments made since that time”. (ANI)

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