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Afghanistan Small and Medium Enterprise Development (ASMED)
DATES: October 2006 - March 2012
Through ASMED, USAID provides a full range of business development services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their supporting private sector institutions, advocates for policy reforms to eliminate barriers to establishing and sustaining successful businesses, supports the development of local business infrastructure, facilitates public-private partnerships, supports practical business training for private sector leaders, and facilitates internal and external market linkages for Afghan SMEs. In its last year of operation, ASMED focuses on 25 key terrain districts across the country.