I think it was natural one day questions start, you see at least another $10bn (£5bn) in aid promised to Afghanistan has still to be delivered. Also two-thirds of aid is not spent through the government and 40% goes back to donor countries in consultant fees and expatriate pay.
On top of that the prospects for peace in Afghanistan are being undermined because what has been donated is not being used effectively. “Western countries are failing to deliver” is the clear message and it shows a disparity between what has been promised and what has been delivered.
And the way in which the money is used is also criticized. ‘Poor security’ is one thing spends in corrupted hands is another but then …different countries have different ways of spending.
Some countries channel donations through the government to help their civil service manage and decide on the funding of development programs but two-thirds of the international aid misses out the government altogether.
The biter truth is that Afghanistan remains a country under siege with the Taliban sound and alive and the people suffering in an often midlevel environment.