Afghanistan's Road Infrastructure: Sustainment Challenges and Lack of Repairs Put U.S. Investment at Risk [open pdf - 2MB]
"Since 2002, the United States, through programs initiated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of Defense (DOD), has spent approximately $2.8 billion building and maintaining Afghanistan's road infrastructure, while working to implement more than $150 million in other road-related programs to improve the Afghan Ministry of Public Works' (MOPW) management of road construction and maintenance. The objectives of this audit were to determine the extent to which (1) U.S. agencies have fully accounted for the road construction they funded in Afghanistan; (2) selected U.S.-funded roads have been maintained and what the current condition of a subset of those roads is; (3) U.S.-funded road construction and capacity-building programs achieved program goals and are sustainable; and (4) challenges, if any, exist to the Afghan government's ability to perform and self-fund road maintenance."
SIGAR 17-11 Audit Report; Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction 17-11 Audit Report
Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction: http://www.sigar.mil/