With Promote, USAID is supporting young Afghan women and girls by strengthening women’s rights groups, boosting female participation in the economy, and helping women gain business and management skills.
People working on the Gardez-Khost highway which is financially supported by USAID. Since 2002, USAID has invested more than $2 billion in Afghanistan’s road network by building or rehabilitating more than 2,000 kilometers of roads.
Sepideh Keyvanshad, USAID/Afghanistan Depute MD (2nd from right) shows a signed agreement for the Development Credit Authority (DCA), a new US financial support project for Afghan small business. Representatives from OXUS, FMFB and FINCA also signed.
Frequent diner Hayda Gulzar comes to Chipsi to meet friends and enjoy tasty meals served by well-trained staff.
Engineer Mohammad Nadir uses a digital hammer to test the quality of concrete in Herat.
USAID is helping Afghanistan become a more responsible and integrated member of the region and the world. Great strides have been made in health and education, bringing more Afghans back into economic and civic life.
Institutions that can accountably respond to people’s needs and aspirations are being restored. Investments in infrastructure and human capital are making the country less vulnerable to insurgents and illicit business and more attractive for private-sector enterprise.
Through its work, the Agency has boosted incomes, created jobs and reduced poverty. At the same time, we have improved how we work in Afghanistan. These reforms are core to our mission to accomplish results sustainably and cost-effectively.
USAID and its partners will continue to build upon this foundation. Our focus includes investing in energy, industries and capacities that will generate broad-based and inclusive economic growth and improve security. We are working with the Afghan people to lay the foundation that enables a successful transition from a donor-supported economy to one driven by Afghan growth and ingenuity.
Last updated: October 22, 2014