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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— How do the different provinces of Afghanistan compare on 37 indicators related to different dimensions of well-being including poverty, inequality, food security, gender disparity, employment, and access to health and education?
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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, Kabul Province –The distance between Mursal’s home and the main road is barely 20 meters, but, until recently, she would still be afraid of walking through this short alley. Thankfully, Mursal, 19, is now rid of her fear of walking in her neighborhood of Gozargah, in the western part of Kabul city.
Feature Story: Efficient Water Use Raises Agricultural Productivity
— KABUL CITY, Kabul Province – Sameer Waziri, 43, is pleased to be among the some 200 people recruited for a road reconstruction project in western Kabul. In spite of having been engaged in road construction for more than a decade in eastern Paktia Province, he was jobless upon returning to Kabul until being recruited for this project.
— Investing in agriculture in Afghanistan is critical as the sector accounts for a quarter of the national economy, and plays an important role in the livelihoods of the approximately 76% of the population and nearly 90% of the poor living in rural areas
Feature Story: Woman Entrepreneur Shows How to Run a Business
— BEHSOUD DISTRICT, Nangarhar Province – A building constructed six years ago now hosts many meetings each day, in which locals gather to find solutions to local problems, grievances, and disputes. The community building is in the village of Ghondi-e-Ahmadzai, in Behsoud district, five kilometers east of Jalalabad 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.