RAND Corporation recently published a report assessing the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan. The task force was a multi-year endeavor for the U.S. Department of Defense, and sought to use private-sector strategies to create sustainable economies in Iraq and Afghanistan. Task force operations began in Iraq in 2006, and operations began in Afghanistan in 2010.
RAND’s report focuses on lessons learned from the task force’s economic development efforts in Afghanistan. The report reviews task force stakeholders, which included military and civilian personnel within the Department of Defense, the international business community, Afghan partners, and civilian agencies like the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development. The report also looks at task force projects and offers insights into how a task force–like organization could be of value in future U.S. engagements.
For more information about this report, please follow the link below.
Task Force for Business and Stability Operations: Lessons from Afghanistan, RAND Corporation