Audit Finds Slow Progress in USAID's Pakistan Program

    A USD45 million U.S. Agency for International Development program in Pakistan is making little headway in delivering basic services to people living in one of the poorest regions of the Asian country, the Washington Post reports. The USAID inspector general found that only USD15.5 million of the two-year development plan’s total budget has so far been spent. The program aims to strengthen the governing capacity of the region’s tribal leaders. It was implemented in January 2008 by Development Alternatives Inc., a private U.S. contractor.

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      Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.