Fact Sheets

Overview

The Trade and Accession Facilitation for Afghanistan (TAFA) project generates economic growth, trade, and investment by improving conditions for international trade and transit.  The project helps the Afghan Government and the private sector capitalize on regional and global trade linkages and boosts trade through assistance in trade policy liberalization, customs reform and trade facilitation. 

ACTIVITIES

OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) seeks to build a sustainable, diverse, and inclusive Afghan financial sector that can generate and sustain quality employment, and meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. The $108 million program began in February 2011 and ends in February 2016.

OVERVIEW

USAID/Afghanistan’s goal is to increase job placements and wages for 25,000 Afghans – 25 percent of them women – through increased access to quality technical and business education and training, job placement and support services. A wider goal is to increase highly-qualified, demand-driven labor in the Afghan work force in key economic sectors.

Overview

The Afghanistan Engineering Support Program (AESP) provides architecture and engineering (A&E) services to support USAID/Afghanistan’s Office of Economic Growth and Infrastructure (OEGI).  Activities under AESP complement the activities and expertise of USAID’s staff.  The AESP team provides resident A&E services and capacity building for local national employees, Afghan ministries, and USAID staff in several sectors: energy, transportation, water and sanitation, vertical structures, field/technical services, and communication.

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Last updated: March 02, 2015