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Afghanistan’s unemployment rises from 25% to 27%

Unemployment in Afghanistan has gone up from 25% to 27%, according to the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled. Minister Faizullah Zaki said the National Unity Government (NUG) has failed to fulfill its promise of creating sufficient jobs.

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Balkh University launches new associate degree in Business Accounting

Balkh University in Afghanistan today unveiled the country’s first Associate Degree in Business Accounting – part of a program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID launched the University Support and Workforce Development Program’s (USWDP) first

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3rd Afghanistan-Iran economic meeting to be held in March

The third economic meeting of Afghanistan and Iran’s Joint Economic Committee is going to be held in March 2018 in Tehran. The two parties are expected to confer on opportunities for joint investment in different sector to help boost trade

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First group of Afghan female coders develop game to combat opium

Afghanistan’s first group of female coders have developed a game called Fight Against Opium in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of opium. The game is based on stories told by the brother of Khatera Mohammadi, one of

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Afghan Research & Evaluation Unit ranked 5th in Central Asia, 26th globally

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) has maintained its position as the top think-tank in Afghanistan and risen to 5th place in a list ranking 65 think-tanks across Central Asia. AREU was also ranked 26th in a list of

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Exhibition for Afghan women products kicks off in Kabul

The Afghan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI) with support from USAID-Promote has organized a two-day exhibition showcasing industrial goods produced by Afghan women. The event kicked off on Thursday in Kabul and 30 businesswomen put their products on

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India to invest over 1.7mn for development of cricket infrastructure in Afghanistan

The Indian government has committed to supporting cricket in Afghanistan by investing USD 1.765mn for the development of cricket infrastructure in Balkh, Kandahar and Logar provinces of Afghanistan. A tri-lateral agreement was signed between the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), the

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Afghanistan, Indonesia to open air corridor

The Afghan and Indonesian government are planning to open an air corridor between the two countries. Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) on Monday said Afghanistan and Indonesia have formed committees to work on opening an air corridor. The

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Afghan-German Cooperation holds training for 15 provincial mines inspectors

The Afghan-German Cooperation’s program held a three-week mining training for 15 Afghan mines inspectors from different provinces as part of their work on promoting good governance in the Afghan extractive sector. ‘The training was essential for our task to conduct

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Private sector discusses reform strategies for Afghan mining sector

USAID on Wednesday hosted the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) and more than 80 private sector business leaders at the U.S. Embassy to discuss reform strategies and business openings for the Afghan mining sector. Afghan government officials, including Acting

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India, Afghanistan sign aid package worth $31mn

The Indian government has pledged to provide USD 31mn worth of aid package for the implementation of 108 new development projects in Afghanistan. An agreement to that effect was signed between the Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Manprett Vohra and different

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Gender mainstreaming important for improving public policy in Afghanistan

Austria author and CEO of the BTB-Global Peacebuilding, Mark O’Doherty, in his recent publication, “Healing Afghanistan–Improving Human Rights, Gender Mainstreaming and Political Stability in Afghanistan”, talks about improving public policy in Afghanistan. One of the main economic aspects of the

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Labor Migration Can Help Boost Afghanistan’s Growth

Afghanistan can boost its growth and create more jobs by establishing better migration policies to help its migrant workers seek opportunities abroad, says a new report released today by the Government of Afghanistan and the World Bank. The report Managed

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Afghanistan’s 2017 budget ranked 2nd most transparent in the region

Afghanistan’s 2017 budget received a score of 49 out of 100 in the Open Budget Index survey, making it the second most transparent in the region. The Open Budget Index survey assesses the availability of eight key budget documents in

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World Blank provides $100mn in aid package to Afghanistan

The Afghan government and the World Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a new aid package worth USD 100mn which will be used to support the financial sector in Afghanistan. An agreement to that effect was signed between

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American University of Afghanistan opens new women’s dormitory  

A new dormitory, designed to house 200 female students, was inaugurated today by U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan John R. Bass, USAID Assistant to the Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan Gregory Huger, and American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) Registrar Dr. Julie

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Inauguration of One-Stop Shop at Kabul Airport

In a major step toward facilitating exports by air, the Afghan government inaugurated a One-Stop Shop (OSS) in the Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) Customs Zone with the support of USAID’s Afghanistan Trade and Revenue Project. USAID support focused on

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US releases $100 Million for Afghanistan through New Development Partnership  

The United States Government and the Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan signed a letter for the disbursement of $100 million to the National Unity Government (GNU) for achieving development reforms under the New Development Partnership (NDP). The release of these

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Afghan, Pak bilateral trade drops by $2bn amidst political tensions

The Afghanistan-Pakistan bilateral trade has dropped from USD 2.5 billion to USD 500 million a year as political tensions between the two neighboring nations intensify. The Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has called on the relevant government officials

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Entrepreneurship the key to Afghanistan’s peace building process

By: Matiullah Rahmaty Afghanistan and conflict are synonyms since I can remember. The conflict in Afghanistan has resulted in problems that make life harder each year. Despite the efforts of the Afghan government and international community, peace in Afghanistan is

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Newly established Afghan financial company opens door to stock market

Vision Financial Services is a newly established financial services provider that helps Afghans set up online accounts and participate in the stock markets. Users install a software program on their smartphones and create an account and also access updated stock

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Azizi Bank opens a branch in Paktika

Azizi Bank, one of Afghanistan’s largest private banks, has opened a branch for the first time ever in the capital of southeastern Paktika province. This comes after consistent demand from residents who lacked adequate access to banking services. In the

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Afghanistan to begin construction work on TAPI pipeline in February

The Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) said on Wednesday that Afghanistan was ready to roll out its share of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline in February. According to the ministry officials, Afghanistan has made all the necessary arrangements in

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17bn AFN increase in development funds in Afghanistan’s 2018 budget

The lower of the Afghan parliament, Wolesi Jirga, approved the national budget for 2018 on Wednesday after rejecting it the first time on December 16 for lack of “balance”  among provinces. The lower house had proposed 267.2 billion Afghanis in

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Power dam worth $20mn to be built in Paktia

The Narai Khwlai power dam will be constructed at a total cost of USD 20 million in Ahmadkhel district of southeastern Paktia province. President Ashraf Ghani recently approved the cost for the dam three months ago in addition to Machalgho

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