Afghanistan’s biggest economic challenge is finding sustainable sources of growth. To date, the World Bank has committed more than $2.69 billion for development projects. The Bank-administered Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund has raised more than $6.42 billion.
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October 10, 2014 — Growth is key to tackling poverty and inequality. Governments must raise more money to invest in their people and infrastructure and encourage private sector development to create jobs in order to double economic growth and meet poverty goals. Read More »
June 30, 2014 — While South Asia has made tremendous gains in expanding access to schooling over the past decade, a new report by the World Bank says that poor quality education is holding the region back. Large numbers of students appear to be learning little; up to one-third of those completing primary school lack basic numeracy and literacy skills.Read More »
July 1, 2014 — Modern agricultural techniques including irrigation schemes and laser land leveling have increased productivity in farm lands and brought prosperity to farmers, with the assistance of an ARTF and World Bank project.Read More »
June 2, 2014 — This report discusses opportunities for sustained and shared growth and prosperity in the post-transition phase, and serves as a foundation stone in the preparation of policy notes for the new government. Read More »
This report assesses the overall situation of women in Afghanistan across key sectors, including health, education, employment, and rights, taking stock of achievements and future challenges.Read More »