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Afghanistan, WB sign $691mn worth of grant agreements

The World Bank has committed to providing $ 691mn to help revive Afghanistan’s economy and improve access to quality healthcare. An agreement to that effect was signed between Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi and World Bank Country Director Shubham Chaudhuri

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EU approves aid package to Afghanistan worth 100 million Euros

The European Union (EU) approved on Monday an aid package worth 100 million Euros (USD 118 million) under a State Building Contract (SBC) to support implementation of key reforms in Afghanistan. “The allocation approved today is a very tangible demonstration

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US proposes additional one billion in 2016 aid for Afghanistan

Barack Obama administration has proposed an additional one billion USD in aid for Afghanistan in the year 2016. The hike in aid is conditional upon reforms that the Afghan government must institutionalize beforehand. US had originally planned to spend about

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US lawmakers slash development aid to Afghanistan by 50%

The US Congress have cut development aid to Afghanistan by 50% for fiscal 2014. In a massive spending bill signed into law on Friday by President Barack Obama, US Congress earmarked USD 1.12 billion for overall civilian assistance to Afghanistan,

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Will Afghanistan receive loans in the future?

A number of economic pundits have expressed concerns about the inability of the Afghan government to repay its debts which can hinder development of the country, as the country will not be trusted by lenders in the future. Sayed Masoud,

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Ghazni war victims to receive financial aid

Ghazni’s officials said individuals affected by the war between national forces and Taliban will receive aid from the Association for Rural Development (ARD) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). According to the officials, the organizations would distribute

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Japan pledges USD 13mn in aid for uplift projects in Afghanistan

Japan signed a new agreement with the Afghan foreign ministry, pledging over USD 13mn to support development projects in Afghanistan. The funds are allocated to building schools, clinics, bridges and culverts at Behsud and Surkhrod districts of eastern Nangarhar province.

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ANA delivers aid to flood-hit families in Herat

Afghan National Army troops delivered winter aid to flood-hit families in Nawabad area on the outskirts of Herat City. According to the Pajhwok Afghan News, nearly 150 families received blankets, winter clothing, shoes and food. Military corps spokesman Najibullah Najibi

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KZHF distributes winter aid in Afghanistan

The Khalifa Bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation (KZHF) has distributed the winter needs among 202 orphans at Alaa Eldeen orphans Camp in Kabul, in the presence of UAE Ambassador in Kabul, Yusuf Saif Khamis Al Ali. The move comes within the

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UN agencies distribute winter aid to Ghazni families

The Pajhwok Afghan News reported that the UN World Food Program and the UNHCR have distributed winter assistance to 1,500 deserving families in the southern province of Ghazni. The aid items included food, warm clothing and blankets. However, deputy governor

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Corruption and Embezzlement- Afghanistan and International Community’s Major Concern

Afghan government has requested the international donors to provide them the list of prominent officials with whom they have signed highly profitable contracts. This request comes amid serious efforts that the Afghan government must make to curb corruption—the international community’s

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Afghan Political Analysts on Corruption and its affect on Foreign Aid

Political Analysts have expressed their deep concerns about the pervasive corruption in the country that may lead to loss of foreign aid. At the second international conference held in Tokyo for the reconstruction of Afghanistan since the overthrow of the

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Australian Government to help Afghanistan hundred million dollars after 2014

Julia Glared Prime Minister and Stephen Smith Defense Minister of Australia announced a support of 300 Australian Dollars in joint declaration. It is declared the aim of this support will be the developing and training of Afghan security force after

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