Asadullah Hanif Balkhi, Afghanistan’s Minister of Education, visited printing press companies in Kabul to monitor the quality of textbook printing. Since 2002, USAID has provided 130 million textbooks to Afghan students.
Governor of Herat Mohammad Asif Rahimi welcomes more than 10,000 job seekers and representatives from 105 companies, national NGOs and government entities to the Herat Mega Job Fair, organized by the Afghan government and the USAID AWDP.
Afghanistan’s CEO Abdullah Abdullah affirms Afghan-U.S. shared commitment to save the lives of mothers and children
USAID launches HEMAYAT project in support of the Ministry of Public Health’s ‘Call to Action: Renewing the Promise for Maternal and Child Survival.’
USAID is constructing the 101.2 kilmoeter Gardez-Khost National Highway to link eastern Afghanistan with the Ghulam Khan Highway in Pakistan. USAID has built and rehabilitated more than 2,000 kilometers of roads in Afghanistan.
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: July 30, 2015