Afghan National Security Forces: Despite Reported Successes, Concerns Remain about Literacy Program Results, Contract Oversight, Transition, and Sustainment [open pdf - 1MB]
"The North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command- Afghanistan (NTM-A/CSTC-A) considers literacy to be critical to developing capable, professional, and sustainable Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). In 2009, the command established a goal of having 100 percent of ANSF personnel achieve Level 1 literacy (basic literacy equivalent to first-grade proficiency) and at least 50 percent of the ANSF attain Level 3 (functional literacy equivalent to third-grade proficiency) by December 31, 2014. In an effort to achieve its program goals, the command implemented a literacy training program delivered through three U.S.-funded contracts with OT Training Solutions, Insight Group, and the Higher Education Institute of Karwan. Issued in August 2010, these contracts have a combined value of $200 million for up to 5 years. NTM-A/CSTC-A plans to transfer the program to the Afghan Ministries of Defense and Interior by December 31, 2014. The objectives of this audit were to assess the extent to which (1) NTMA/ CSTC-A's literacy training is meeting goals for improving literacy within the ANSF, (2) NTM-A/CSTC-A has provided effective contract oversight, and (3) NTMA/ CSTC-A has taken steps to transfer and sustain the training program."
SIGAR 14-30-AR (Audit Report); Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction 14-30-AR
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR): http://www.sigar.mil/