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Donors to Pledge $3 Billion a Year to Stabilize, Grow Afghanistan, US Says

An international conference next week is expected to pledge more than $3 billion a year in development support for Afghanistan, but the money will be dependent on reforms and countering corruption, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. Richard Olson, U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, told a Washington forum the U.S. government would seek via Congress to maintain U.S. assistance at or near current levels until 2020. The European Union and Afghanistan will host a...

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