SIGAR personnel work throughout Afghanistan. As of December 2011, SIGAR staff were stationed in several locations across the country, including Kabul, Herat, Kandahar Airfield and Bagram Airfield, Camp Leatherneck, and Forward Operating Base Salerno. SIGAR also sends investigators, auditors, and analysts on short-term temporary duty to Afghanistan to oversee various aspects of reconstruction.
Click on the map to the right to review some of the work SIGAR has performed in Afghanistan. Below you will find information about SIGAR's nationwide work and general information about Afghanistan.
Total Area: 652,230 sq km (slightly smaller than Texas)
Population: 30.4 million (July 2012 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%, other 4%
Languages: Dari (official) 50%, Pashto (official) 35%, Turkic languages (primarily Uzbek and Turkmen) 11%, 30 minor languages (primarily Balochi and Pashai) 4%, much bilingualism
Terrain: Mostly rugged mountains; plains in North and Southwest
Climate: Arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers
GDP: $29.99 billion (2011 est.)
Total U.S. Reconstruction Assistance: $89.4 billion (as of 4/25/2012)
Featured SIGAR Work