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EU pledges $13.4mn in aid to improve Afghan governance

The European Union has announced a new aid package worth USD 13.4mn (12.3mn Euros) aimed at supporting priorities of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG). The aid package would help support service delivery, accountability and clear functions and mandates

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USAID’s role in economic development of Afghanistan

Afghanistan continues to face economic hurdles, as it remains one of the world’s poorest countries. Insecurity and corruption threaten efforts to establish an inclusive, growing, and self-sustaining economy that attracts investment, promotes trade and creates jobs. The United States Agency

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IMF approves Staff-Monitored Program for Afghanistan

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan covering the period of April-December, 2015. An SMP is an informal agreement between country authorities and Fund staff to

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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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Invisibility of Invisible hand doesn’t lead to inefficiency of market economy in Afghanistan

By Najibullah Arshad It is invisible always and in everywhere not only in Afghanistan. Privatization and” Free Market” do not lead to or cause inefficiency and incompetence in Afghanistan, but mismanagement and absence(invisibility) of good governance is a hurdle in

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Afghanistan must fulfill its promises, in order to be eligible for further aid

If Afghan government fails to tackle corruption and to spend the financial aid allocated to the implementation of intended projects, the US might cut of off additional aid to Afghanistan, warns a senior US official. Alex Thier, director of the

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Ban Ki-moon underscores employment opportunities for Afghans

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon once again called on the international community to ensure availability of livelihood opportunities and availability of sustainable employment for Afghans, as the foreign forces are set to leave the country. He warned of the economic consequences

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UN chief says discovery of vast mineral deposits in Afghanistan should be managed properly

(UNAMA)-Drawing attention to Afghanistan’s vast mineral resources, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a recent statement that the mineral deposits discovered in the country should be managed properly and it shouldn’t spark civil strife as feared by some. He

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