Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises (ABADE) is a four-year project that commenced in October 2012. ABADE primarily works with the private sector to strengthen the productivity of enterprises focused on sustained growth and job creation. ABADE’s objectives are to increase domestic and foreign investment, stimulate employment, and improve sales of Afghan products. Furthermore, ABADE is designed to complement other USAID programs that are focused on improving the business-enabling environment, increasing the workforce, and facilitating access to finance. ABADE’s alliances with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will accelerate productivity and job creation by mitigating risk, and leveraging contributions from private companies via alliances.
- Generate $180 million in private sector investment.
- Form 365 public-private alliances.
- Form 41 Innovation public-private alliances.
- Create 46,000 full-time equivalent jobs.
- A 20% average increase in sales by public-private alliance SMEs.
- A 20% average reduction in the number of days to obtain construction permits.
Last updated: December 30, 2013