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Act now for a brighter future for the Afghan people

World Bank Blog Post By Hartwig Schafer In 2001, only one million Afghan children attended school–none of them girls. Today, over 8.5 million students attend school–over 40% of them girls. Amina, a 9th grade student, is one of over 3

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Transparency in Afghanistan’s national budget goes up from 21% to 59%

Deputy Finance Minister Mustafa Mastoor announced Saturday that transparency in the national budget has improved by 38% (from 21% to 59%). According to The Asia Foundation, the just-released Open Budget Survey 2012 has ranked Afghanistan as the second greatest improver

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Afghanistan Interim Strategy Note, 2012-2014

The World Bank’s Interim Strategy Note (ISN) for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan provides a sustained commitment and vision to the country’s development through the period of transition and beyond. The ISN builds upon a solid track record of results, despite the

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World Bank Commits to Sustained Engagement in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, DC, April 26, 2012 — The World Bank’s Board of Directors today discussed its Interim Strategy Note (ISN) for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan which provides a sustained commitment and vision to the country’s development through the period of transition

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