This bill seeks to improve oversight of U.S. assistance to Afghanistan while strengthening the Afghan government and combatting corruption. It also aims to address security challenges facing the Afghan government in the wake of U.S. and coalition military personnel withdrawing from the country.
This bill authorizes funding to support anti-corruption programs and audits within the Afghan government. Funding would also go to the Afghan National Security Forces, the country’s police force, and watchdog groups that monitor human rights and civil society in Afghanistan.
Annual reports would be given to Congress and relevant agencies on potential cases of corruption by officials in the Afghan government (or their relatives). The Government Accountability Office (GAO) would report on the U.S. military’s long-term programs to improve coordination between U.S. development agencies, the military, and the Commander’s Emergency Response Program.
The Secretary of State would be asked to develop a multi-year strategy to promote accountability in Afghanistan between federal agencies and the Afghan government.