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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 2:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan – Afghan police working with American agents arrested an Afghan man on charges of stealing more than a half million dollars from an agricultural development fund supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The money was insured, and there was no actual loss of U.S. taxpayer funds.

Afghan National Police made the arrest on April 2 in the northern city Mazar-e-Sharif, along with agents from the USAID Office of Inspector General (OIG). The arrest followed a long-running joint investigation by Afghan law enforcement agencies, USAID OIG and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

“This arrest demonstrates effective partnership between U.S. and Afghan authorities can help ensure those who seek to divert assistance from the Afghan people are held to account,” USAID Acting Inspector General Michael Carroll said.

Leadership of the Women in Development Association.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID’s Women in Government Internship Program marked its first three years by celebrating two major milestones this week: the placement of more than 440 interns in government agencies in Kabul, Balkh, Herat, and Nangarhar, and the launch of the Women in Development Association.
In 2013, more than 120 women will work as interns in Kabul.  57 new graduates received their certificates at the event and will start full time jobs.
 
USAID Deputy Mission Director Brooke Isham speaks at the launch of a new USAID project in Kabul.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- 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 make significant contributions to private sector growth but have limited opportunities for economic participation.
USAID Mission Director Ken Yamashita joins Deputy Minister, Mobarez Rashedi, Ministry of Information and Culture, in congratulat
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Technologists, media experts and entrepreneurs from across Afghanistan began a four-day forum and workshop today. This Innovation Lab will create new ways for the media to use digital and emerging technologies to reach new audiences and distribute content. The event aims to develop innovative technology-based systems to improve the media’s reach, professional standards, and quality of content.
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 2:15am
Kabul –The U.S. Mission in Afghanistan has launched a website that highlights news media articles on Afghan-led success stories. The site compiles the latest media articles profiling progress by Afghanistan in the areas of education, culture, rule-of-law, women’s issues, economic growth and others.
 
Sarah Meyer, Chief of Party of USAID’s Trade Accession and Facilitation for Afghanistan speaking to the
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 12:45pm

Twenty women university graduates began internships on Saturday under a new program at the Afghanistan Customs Department’s (ACD). The women will spend six months working in different components of ACD, possibly paving the way to permanent positions in the government agency.

Sarah Meyer, Chief of Party of USAID’s Trade Accession and Facilitation for Afghanistan speaking to the students
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Twenty women university graduates began internships on Saturday under a new program at the Afghanistan Customs Department’s (ACD). The women will spend six months working in different components of ACD, possibly paving the way to permanent positions in the government agency.
 
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghanistan is one of two countries with the greatest improvement in budget transparency in the world, according to the results of the 2012 Open Budget Survey published last week. Afghanistan’s score improved from 21 in 2010 to 59 in 2012 and is now ranked 26th in the world, on par with Poland and just one point below Italy.
 
a group of Afghan lawyers from across the country completed advanced training in media law in preparation for this year’s Media
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, a select group of Afghan lawyers from across the country completed advanced training in media law in preparation for this year’s Media Law Moot Court. The lawyers who completed their training today will serve as teachers and mentors on media law in their provinces, training journalists on the subject and serving as mentors for law students who are preparing to compete in this year’s Media Law Moot Court.
 
The Director of Information Technology Department at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Mohammad Aimal Ma
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 5:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The Director  of Information Technology Department at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Mohammad Aimal Marjan, and the Director of USAID Democracy and Governance Office, David Thomson launched the Innovation Laboratory today, marking the beginning of a three-day workshop at Kabul Park Star Hotel that brings together new media experts, journalists, bloggers, civil-society leaders, and technological developers from Afghanistan and abroad. 
 

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