Video On Demand

The Impact of Civilian Assistance to Afghanistan and the Way Forward

March 29, 2012 • 2:30 – 4:00 pm EDT

Co-hosted by CSIS and The Asia Foundation

How effective has U.S. assistance been in Afghanistan? USAID Afghanistan/Pakistan director Alex Thier and Abigail Friedman of The Asia Foundation discussed what civilian assistance has and has not accomplished in Afghanistan and what that implies for civilian efforts there in the future. The conversation was centered around a new report, "USAID in Afghanistan: Partnership, Progress, and Perseverance." Moderated by CSIS's Robert D. Lamb, this timely discussion provided context for the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago in May and the Tokyo conference in June.

Ambassador Eklil Hakimi, Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United States
Alex Thier, Assistant Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan, USAID
Abigail Friedman, Senior Adviser, The Asia Foundation
Robert D. Lamb, Director for Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation, CSIS

Robert D. Lamb

Robert D. Lamb

Senior Associate (Non-resident), International Security Program