Feds Spend THIS MUCH of Your Money Finding Jobs For 55 Afghan Women

  • 2018-09-14
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Feds Spend THIS MUCH of Your Money Finding Jobs For 55 Afghan Women
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A federal government program to promote gender equality in Afghanistan has found jobs for 55 women – at the cost of $200 million.

Elizabeth Harrington, at the Washington Free Beacon, has more:

The United States Agency for International Development program promised to "empower 75,000 women" but so far has shown little progress, according to a new report released by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

"It is unclear whether the agency can deliver the opportunities it promised the women of Afghanistan," the inspector general said.

The USAID program, Promoting Gender Equity in National Priority Programs, or Promote, is a five-year $216 million effort. USAID has spent $89.7 million in three years but "has not demonstrated whether the program has made progress" toward its goals.

Promote is USAID's "largest single investment to advance women globally" and was tasked with helping over 2,000 Afghan women find jobs. The program has reached 2.6 percent of its goal.

The inspector general recommended officials reevaluate the program before additional taxpayer dollars are spent.
 Source: AAN
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