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As of July 2016, SIGAR staff are operating out of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and at Bagram Airfield. SIGAR also sends investigators, auditors, and analysts on short-term temporary duty to Afghanistan to oversee various aspects of reconstruction.

Below you will find information about SIGAR's work and general information about Afghanistan.

Country Profile

Capital: Kabul

Total Area: 652,230 sq km (slightly smaller than Texas)

Population: 32.6 million (July 2015 est.)

Ethnic Groups: Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%, other 4% (includes smaller numbers of Nuristani, Pamiri, Arab, Gujar, Brahui, Qizilbash, Pashai, and Kyrghyz)

Languages: Afghan Persian or 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: $20.8 billion (2014 est.)

Total U.S. Reconstruction Assistance: $113.1 billion

Featured SIGAR Work

  • $36 Million Command and Control Facility at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan: Unwanted, Unneeded, and Unused (Special Projects Report 15-57, 5/20/2015)
  • Civil Aviation: U.S. Efforts Improved Afghan Capabilities, but the Afghan Government Did Not Assume Airspace Management as Planned (Audit Report 15-58, 5/6/2015)
  • Afghanistan’s Mineral, Oil, and Gas Industries: Unless U.S. Agencies Act Soon to Sustain Investments Made, $488 Million in Funding is at Risk (Audit Report 15-55, 4/24/2015)
  • Afghan National Army: Millions of Dollars at Risk Due to Minimal Oversight of Personnel and Payroll Data (Audit Report 15-54, 4/23/2015)
  • Department of Defense Commander's Emergency Response Program (CERP): Priorities and Spending in Afghanistan for Fiscal Years 2004 - 2014 (Special Projects Report 15-49, 4/17/2015)
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