Rula Ghani, Afghanistan's First Lady, encourages young women to take active roles in the country's future during her remarks at a ceremony honoring USAID Promote Women's Leadership Development Program graduates in Kabul on January 11, 2016.
USAID’s ongoing humanitarian assistance is helping families affected by the recent earthquake in Afghanistan.
USAID and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock signed an agreement on activities to support farmers and agribusinesses to increase their productivity and income.
USAID continues to support the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum in mining sector.
Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, delivers opening remarks during the Annual Kabul International Agriculture fair in Kabul on October 14. Since 2002, the United States has supported the Afghan government’s efforts to strengthen this sector.
USAID is helping Afghanistan become a more responsible and integrated member of the region and the world. 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.
Through its work, the Agency has boosted incomes, created jobs and reduced poverty. At the same time, we have improved how we work in Afghanistan. These reforms are core to our mission to accomplish results sustainably and cost-effectively.
USAID and its partners will continue to build upon this foundation. Our focus includes investing in energy, industries and capacities that will generate broad-based and inclusive economic growth and improve security. We are working with the Afghan people to lay the foundation that enables a successful transition from a donor-supported economy to one driven by Afghan growth and ingenuity.
Last updated: June 20, 2016