6:30 REPORT: SIGAR’s Report On Promote Project Reviewed
In this episode of 6:30 Report, host Tariq Majidi has assessed the report of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan’s Reconstruction (SIGAR) on the US’s Promote program for Afghan women.
SIGAR says in a new report that the program has helped somewhere between “no women and roughly 60”.
USAID’s Promote program has in the past been billed as the agency's "largest women's empowerment program in (USAID) history" - according to the program's website.
The aim was to train Afghan women to enter the private and public sectors, and then help them become eligible for promotions in their fields. The program intended to extend training and hiring benefits to 75,000 Afghan women.
But SIGAR found that in the three years since 2015, the number of women who found "new or better" employment was closer to 55.