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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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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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Government slammed for lack of balance in next fiscal year’s budget

Members of the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG)protested against the national budget for the fiscal year 1396 and called for it to be revoked by the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament. This comes as the Afghan

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Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development funds development projects in Baghlan

The Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) implemented 63 development projects in various districts of Khost through the National Solidarity Program (NSP). Costing 113, 881, 051 AFN, the projects were completed in Nahrin, Burka, Andarab, Khinjan, Khwaja Hijran

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France pledges € 10mn for development projects in Bamyan, Wardak

The French government has pledged € 10mn for development projects in central Bamyan and Wardak provinces. The aid will go towards agriculture, environment and administrational development projects for the coming three years. Addressing a press conference on Monday, French Ambassador

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EU grants € 1.4bn for the development of Afghanistan

The European Commission announced Friday new development funding of € 1.4bn to Afghanistan for the period 2014-2020. The agreement to that effect was signed between European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, and the National Economic Adviser to President Ghani, Hazrat

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SCA completes 27 development programs in Samangan and funds 24 CDCs in Balkh

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan completed 27 projects in Hazrat Sultan and Feroz Nakhcheer districts of Samangan. Meanwhile 24 Community Development Councils will be funded under the Northern Rural Project in Chaharbolak district of Balkh province. SCA spent around 20

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Sweden increases aid to Afghanistan by 500mn Euros

Sweden has pledged to increase development aid to Afghanistan by 40% in the period 2015-2019, post the withdrawal of the US-led Nato combat troops. The USD 500mn Euros would be aimed at boosting employment and strengthening the private sector in

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Donors reiterate aid pledges to Afghan government

 The international community on Wednesday at the conference on the evaluation of Afghanistan’s commitments progress reaffirmed the aid pledges held out at last year’s Tokyo Conference. “Our international colleagues have once again renewed their commitment to 16 billion dollars assistance,

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Japan funds construction of school buildings in Afghanistan

Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Takahashi signed a USD 25mn contract for the construction of school buildings in Bamyan, Daikundi and Ghor provinces with Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak. With the construction of the 51 buildings, more than 450,000 students would benefit

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America’s developmental assistance to Afghanistan has yielded results

America’s developmental assistance for more than a decade has created favorable conditions for US troops’ return and a stable and secure country, a top official of Obama administration told lawmakers on Thursday. “I believe the collective development investment in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan Faces “Massive Economic Constriction” after U.S. Withdrawal

By Richard Sale: Next year’s drawdown of U.S. forces and decline in U.S. aid will leave in its wake an Afghan political system lacking legitimacy and stability, according to interviews with Afghanistan experts, news reports and congressional studies. Despite receiving

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Ghorak Villagers See Improvement in Development and Governance

The Afghan government provided significant medical and humanitarian relief efforts in Ghorak district, Kandarhar province, March 3-6. Approximately 14 Afghan women walked as far as 9 km in cold temperatures from Janabad, Baghe Mehrab, Shah Karez, and Kapkak villages to

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Work begins on the construction of Taluqan River’s embankments

Construction of a 7Km and a 6Km embankment of Taloqan River commenced on Monday, informed local officials of Takhar province. Funded by the German government, the embankments cost USD 450mn. According to the Head of Takhar Irrigation Department Eng. Muhammad

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Execution of 7 projects by WFP in Sar-e-Pul province

Officials of the Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department of Sar-e-Pul announced the completion of seven projects funded by the World Food Program in Balkhaab District of Sar-e-Pul province. Head of the Department Eng. Ahmad Javed said the projects included reconstruction

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held to Reopen Main Road in Arghistan District

ARGHISTAN DISTRICT, Afghanistan – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to reopen a road in Arghistan district, Kandahar province, Feb 6. Three roadside bombs damaged the district’s only paved road, limiting access to Kandahar city. “We are not happy that the Taliban

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Japan provides USD 20mn in aid to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development

As part of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS), Japan pledged USD 20mn in aid to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. According to the Ministry’s officials, the aid money would be spent in more than 150 districts across

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Ministry of Public Works signs MoU with DFID on road maintenance

A MoU of worth USD 6mn was signed Tuesday between the Ministry of Public Works and the Department for International Development (DFID). Public Works Minister Najibullah Awzhan said the aid money would be spent towards maintenance of the roads through

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The World Bank’s optimism and concerns about Afghanistan

The World Bank in its latest report has reflected on the achievements that Afghanistan has witnessed in the areas of public health, education and rural development. The report also warns of the challenges that Afghanistan might face in regards to

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Past Decade of Development Has Not Helped Higher Education: Minister Obaid

Afghanistan’s Minister of Higher Education said Wednesday that he was concerned the successes in the country’s development over the past decade had not transferred to the higher education sector. Low quality education and inadequate resources still plague Afghanistan’s institutions, Higher

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