Falling Down: The Race to Reconstruction in Afghanistan

Washington Post reporters David B. Ottaway and Joe Stephens traveled to Afghanistan in the summer of 2005 to track U.S.-funded construction projects. In their story, the reporters recount multiple problems with construction projects. Click on the red highlighted areas below to see photos showing the condition of various U.S.-funded projects in the region.

Transcript: Video of construction monitors demanding money from Afghan builders
USAID correspondence about Afghan construction (PDF)
Contractor correspondence about Afghan construction (PDF)

SOURCE: Washington Post reporting | GRAPHIC: Tanya N. Ballard, Alyson Hurt and Steven King, washingtonpost.com - Nov. 20, 2005

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