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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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Contractor in Afghanistan accused of overspending and waste

In a recent report by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), a contractor awarded the project of establishing a hospital in Gardez, Paktiya, is accused of overspending and waste. The report blames the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the

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USAID Provides $40 Million to Support a New Five-Year Program at American University of Afghanistan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new, five-year, $40 million award in support of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). Support for AUAF comes from USAID’s new higher education program, Strengthening Tertiary Education Program-University Partnerships (STEP-UP),

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William Hammink Sworn In As Mission Director To Afghanistan

William Hammink was sworn in yesterday as the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director to Afghanistan, USAID’s largest country program in the world. Hammink will direct projects to support sustainable economic growth, good governance, and support for maintaining critical

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ABADE Program Launched to Support Afghan Businesses

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have the potential to be a key economic driver of Afghanistan’s development. However, Afghan business owners struggle to obtain the capital, management advice, equipment, and technologies needed to grow their businesses. Women and youth can

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