The international community has pumped billions of dollars into Afghanistan to support security, development, governance, and social services since 2001. In December 2014 the British government will host another international donors conference for Afghanistan in London. The representatives of the many governments will discuss and present their countries plans for the continuance of foreign aid to Afghanistan. One of the primary topics will be corruption and how to institute oversight processes that will reduce the corruption so that the aid will reach its intended recipient. Another huge subject will be the reduced amounts of aid to be provided; the attention of western nations is being diverted elsewhere to trouble spots in the Middle East, Africa, and eastern Europe.
Tamim Asey is a fellow at the Asia Society and a Fulbright scholar at Columbia University. He was also a former government of Afghanistan official and taught at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). He provides us with some insight and analysis of the donor fatigue that Afghanistan has to contend with at the upcoming December 2014 international donor conference and in the long months ahead. Read "The Other Drawdown - Why Donor Fatigue is Threatening to Derail Afghanistan", The South Asia Channel - Foreign Policy, November 10, 2014.