Afghan President Hamid Karzai unveiled 23-page list of policy reforms that The New York Times reports addresses widespread nepotism and corruption in the government.
The 2010 vote that made Karzai president was said to have legitimacy issues. The Times describes government corruption in Afghanistan as "endemic" and the proposals outlined by Kabul relate to most parts of the legislative and judicial branches of the government.
Tokyo this month hosted an international donor's conference for Afghanistan. Several government officials expressed concern about supporting a government plagued by a high degree of corruption.
Candace Rondeaux, who directs the Kabul office for the International Crisis Group, told the Times that corruption was a top concern for any potential donors. Donor demands, she said, were "multiple."
International donors, led by the United States, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom, pledged $16 billion in non-military aid for Afghanistan during the Tokyo conference.
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