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Afghanistan: Donor dependence

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Afghanistan, Economics & Business, Governance

Nick Fielding writes [1] that the US and other donors have provided 90 per cent of Afghanistan's public expenditures in 2006-2010. With the 2014 target date for the withdrawal of US troops, the question is how the government in Kabul would fund its security forces, who use up the lion's share of this donor income.