Afghan Whispers:Marshall Plan,Drought and Herat

What Happened to Marshall Plan?

Sanjar explains why a Marshall Plan for his country did not achieve its objectives. The blogger writes

After the establishment of President Karzai’s government in
Afghanistan there was talk of the need for implementation of a plan much like the Marshall Plan for post Second World War Europe.What happened next was pledges of billions of dollars towards the recovery of Afghanistan and actual expenditure of millions in that country,but no Marshall Plan.

The blogger tries to find a solution:The United States and the United Nations must make sure that the flow of aid into Afghanistan is transparent.


Safrang talks about the drought that hit afghanistan. The blogger writes for the second time in less than a decade Afghanistan is hit by drought. Oxfam warns that 2.5 million people face a chronic shortage of food. The blogger talks about the importance of international attention because Afghanistan's government does not have the means to respond to this situation.


Demilitarized says In the Karzai era Afghanistan if you are in search of one replica for development—of a sort—then look no beyond Herat. Herat has emerged as a city with a booming civil society—or so it appears from outside.

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