A military or government hierarchy is anathema to the dispersed population and diverse tribes of mountainous Afghanistan.
Poor countries are poor because they are wasting their resources.
During the Cold War, the U.S. instituted a policy of sending money to governments in poor countries to buy their political loyalty. While studies show that sending aid to foreign governments creates allegiance, it does not lead to economic progress.
Rich countries have been sending aid to poor countries for the last 60 years. And, by and large, this has failed.
A lot of technologies in the world were unusual in the beginning, and became standard. That's the beauty of bottom-up entrepreneurship and innovations.