Michael at Humanitarian Relief has a good critique of the Guardian film up.
And he’s right about the role of the Afghan Government in the epic corruption permeating development and relief efforts being played down by the reporter to a ridiculous extent.
(When I sent the film to a colleague, I wrote: “This is just disgraceful. I would add, however, that the film makes the Afghan Government out to be a blameless victim, staffed exclusively by selfless civil servants who themselves would never engage in corruption. That’s quite the opposite of the truth, so I imagine it’s not incorrect that the Afghan Government failed to make needed repairs on the hospital in question.”)
In any case, that the hospital is disgraceful and so is Intersos. If I worked for UNOPS, I’d be most concerned with fixing the hospital and seeing Intersos investigated, even if I felt burned by The Guardian.
*I just want to add that I don’t think all or even most Afghan civil servants are engaged in corruption, especially of that scale. To suggest otherwise would be unfair.