USAID in Afghanistan: Partnership, Progress, Perseverance
After a decade of rebuilding, Afghanistan is making steady progress on its road toward becoming a more responsible and integrated member of the region and the world.
30 MARCH 2012
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.
At the same time, USAID has improved how we work in Afghanistan. These reforms are core to our mission to accomplish results sustainably and cost-effectively.
We've boosted incomes, created jobs and reduced poverty, and we're supporting security gains against extremists. USAID and its partners will continue to build on this foundation. Our focus will include investing in energy, industries and capacities that will generate broad-based and inclusive economic growth. We are working with the Afghans to lay the foundation that enables a successful transition from a donor-supported economy to one driven by Afghan growth and ingenuity.
This report demonstrates the results we can achieve when we, in strong partnership with the Afghan people, focus on achievable goals. It also reiterates our commitment to the nation of Afghanistan and the U.S. taxpayers that support us, our partners in this important work and the lasting impacts we are achieving together.