Afghanistan’s biggest economic challenge is finding sustainable sources of growth. To date, the World Bank has committed more than $3.07 billion for development projects. The Bank-administered Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund has raised more than $7.99 billion.
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Feature: Urban Transport Project Creates Jobs in Kabul |
Feature: IT Training Program in Afghanistan Improves Student Learning and Job Opportunities
— KABUL CITY, Afghanistan – The Rose Dermatology and Cosmetic Hospital is one of hundreds of enterprises that are benefiting from a pilot small and medium enterprise (SME) support project across the four major urban centers of Afghanistan.
Feature Story: Efficient Water Use Raises Agricultural Productivity
— KABUL CITY, Kabul Province – At only 20, Fatima was able to secure a seat in an information technology (IT) class from among 2,500 applicants. Together with another 209 students, she successfully completed the requirements for admission to a diploma program.
— The rebuilding of a canal has brought life back to a rural neighborhood in Balkh Province, reviving arable land as well as allowing residents to supplement their income by growing their own vegetables.
Feature Story: Woman Entrepreneur Shows How to Run a Business
— KABUL CITY, Kabul Province – Standing on his store’s doorstep, Mohammad Naeem is admiring the newly asphalted road, and the shops and houses located on both sides of the street. A 50-year-old army veteran, he has lived since childhood in the Qala-e-Zaman Khan neighborhood in the southeastern part of Kabul city.
Feature Story: Access to Credit Transforms Lives |
Feature Story: Improved Rural Roads Raise Living Standards
Political events have overshadowed economic developments in Afghanistan in recent months. The protracted election process has compounded uncertainty building since 2013 from the political and security transition.