US Energy Aid for Afghanistan Lacks Effective Management, Report Says

Delays in project implementation coupled with rising costs, partly due to poor oversight of the U.S. government, have beleaguered U.S.-funded projects aimed at improving Afghanistan's electrical grid. Poor communication between U.S. officials and private firms Louis Berger and Black & Veatch have led to delays and cost overruns, auditors with the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said in a report. The U.S. has so far provided USD732 million since 2002 to rehabilitate the nation's power grid, according to


About the author

  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.

Join the Discussion