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SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION

This report summarizes SIGAR's oversight work and updates developments in the four major sectors of Afghanistan's reconstruction effort from January 1 to March 31, 2018.* It also includes an essay on promoting Afghan private sector growth and the lessons learned from this ongoing initiative. During this reporting period, SIGAR published 13 audit, inspection, and other reports assessing the U.S. efforts to build the Afghan security forces, improve governance, facilitate economic and social development, and combat the sale and production of narcotics. During the reporting period, SIGAR criminal investigations resulted in one indictment, one guilty plea, three sentencings, two arrests, $6,527,491 in restitutions, and $264,563,451 in cost avoidance and recoveries to the U.S. government. SIGAR initiated 12 new cases and closed 31, bringing the total number of ongoing investigations to 199. Additionally, SIGAR's suspension and debarment program referred two individuals and four companies for suspension or debarment based on evidence developed as part of investigations conducted by SIGAR in Afghanistan and in the United States.