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Topic - Donald Sampler
Afghanistan has made great social and economic progress since U.S. troops, U.S. money and U.S. aid workers invaded a dozen years ago.
"That money went to the minister of finance for a particular program that the minister of finance wanted to fund but that we had not funded heretofore,"
For instance, one measure to outlaw violence against women was "not politically palatable to the parliament in Afghanistan, but is absolutely essential to us that that be done," Mr. Sampler said. "So we've incentivized the passage of that law and the implementation of quarterly reports about violence against women in the provinces."