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Abt Associates through subcontractor Deloitte

Abt Associates offers clients a breadth of multidisciplinary skills ranging from research science to technical assistance, policy analysis, economic analysis, data collection and analysis, medical science, strategy planning, and the ability to manage large complex projects. We combine these skills with deep subject matter expertise in areas such as health, education, housing, environment, international development, and business. And we bring a commitment to meeting the highest standards of technical quality for our clients.



Advanced Engineering Associates, International

In 1986 Advanced Engineering Associates International, Inc. (AEAI) was established as an international energy and environmental consulting firm dedicated to promoting responsible, sustainable and integrated development of energy and environmental services, technologies, policies and practices that safeguard the environment. AEAI provides quality design, successful implementation, strong management practice and technical quality in the successful completion of more than 80 environmental and energy contracts worldwide.




AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments.



Aga Khan Foundation

The Aga Khan Foundation is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network focuses on health, education, culture, rural development, institution-building, and the promotion of economic development. It is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor, without regard to their faith, origin or gender.

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) focuses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organisations sharing its objectives. Most Foundation grants are made to grassroots organisations testing innovative approaches in the field. With a small staff, a host of cooperating agencies and thousands of volunteers, the Foundation reaches out to vulnerable populations on four continents, irrespective of their race, religion, political persuasion, or gender.




ANHAM FZCO is a leading contracting firm with projects throughout the Middle East and North Africa ("MENA"), South and Central Asia, and Europe. ANHAM is headquartered in Dubai, UAE. The company's offices across many regions specialize in providing local support and services to its initiatives, projects, and investments across the globe. This structure ensures that ANHAM has the ability to deliver products and services around the world - efficiently, effectively, and economically.







Association For Rural Development, Inc. (ARD)

ARD plans, designs, implements, and evaluates projects, and conducts research in five service areas: governance and institutional development; natural resources and the environment; agriculture and rural development; infrastructure, especially water supply, sanitation and environmental health; and information and knowledge management.



Bank Alfalah

Bank Alfalah Limited was incorporated on June 21st, 1992 as a public limited company under the Companies Ordinance 1984. Its banking operations commenced from November 1st ,1997. The bank is engaged in commercial banking and related services as defined in the Banking companies ordinance, 1962. The Bank is currently operating through 329 branches in Pakistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh & Afghanistan, with the registered office at B.A.Building, I.I.Chundrigar, Karachi.

Since its inception, as the new identity of H.C.E.B after the privatization in 1997, the management of the bank has implemented strategies and policies to carve a distinct position for the bank in the market place.

Strengthened with the banking of the Abu Dhabi Group and driven by the strategic goals set out by its board of management, the Bank has invested in revolutionary technology to have an extensive range of products and services.

This facilitates our commitment to a culture of innovation and seeks out synergies with clients and service providers to ensure uninterrupted services to its customers. We perceive the requirements of our customers and match them with quality products and service solutions. During the past five years, we have emerged as one of the foremost financial institution in the region endeavoring to meet the needs of tomorrow today.


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Blumont is a global organization working with local communities to deliver lifesaving humanitarian assistance, build infrastructure, and foster opportunities for long-term stability and inclusive development. With more than two decades of experience collaborating with civil society, the private sector, governments, and community members, we design and implement solutions to complex challenges in complex environments



CARE International

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.



Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States. Our mission is to assist the poor and disadvantaged, leveraging the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to alleviate human suffering, promote development of all people, and to foster charity and justice throughout the world. Working through local offices and an extensive network of partners, CRS operates on five continents and in 99 countries. We aid the poor by first providing direct assistance where needed, then encouraging people to help with their own development. Together, these approaches foster secure, productive, just communities that enable people to realize their potential.



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States.

CDC′s focus is not only on scientific excellence but also on the essential spirit that is CDC – to protect the health of all people. CDC keeps humanity at the forefront of its mission to ensure health protection through promotion, prevention, and preparedness.

Composed of the Office of the Director, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and six Coordinating Centers/ Offices, including environmental health and injury prevention, health information services, health promotion, infectious diseases, global health and terrorism preparedness and emergency response, CDC employs more than 14,000 employees in 54 countries and in 170 occupations.



Central Asia Development Group

A leading engineering and development group, Central Asia Development Group (CADG) is committed to driving lasting change in some of the most volatile regions in the world. CADG specializes in international development services, aid management, agricultural project development, large-scale civil and ground works engineering, and land and air transportation services to enrich the lives of local communities.

We are comitted to turning aid into sustainable development for local communities every step of the way from the farm to the market. Working with community leaders and donors, we identify the best programs that will have the greatest impact, and implement them in a manner that will benefit the most number of people. We start by building basic infrastructure such as dams and irrigation systems. In addition, we work with farmers to improve production practices and farming methods that will pave the way for production to reach new markets. We also manage Aid programs to create temporary employment and provide local communities with opportunities to grow and advance.



Checchi & Company Consulting

Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc. provides technical assistance, training and management services to promote social and economic development to help better the lives of people in developing and transitional nations.







Chemonics International

Chemonics offers management services, technical assistance, research, training, and special expertise in communications, grants management, procurement, and performance monitoring. Chemonics began its work 30 years ago in such far reaching corners of the globe as Afghanistan and Cameroon, and now has projects spanning five continents and all sectors of international development.








CNFA is dedicated to increasing and sustaining rural incomes by empowering farmers and rural entrepreneurs. We believe the best way to do this is to develop value-adding agricultural enterprises and to link farmers to markets where they can buy supplies and sell their products. CNFA focuses on commercial activity, locally defined needs, and leveraged investment in order to foster the economic empowerment of enterprises all along the food value chain — from farmers to local suppliers and processors, to larger companies, financial institutions, and distributors, and exporters.


Consortium for Electoral and Political Processes Support (CEPPS)

CEPPS is composed of three equal partners: IFES, the International Republican Institute (IRI), and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI). CEPPS carries out cost-effective global and regional programming to respond to new challenges in strengthening electoral and political processes.


Counterpart International, Inc.

Working in partnership to empower peole, communities and institutions to drive and sustain their own development.

Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges. For nearly 50 years, Counterpart has been forging partnerships with communities in need to address complex problems related to economic development, food security and nutrition, and building effective governance and institutions.



Creative Associates International, Inc.

Creative Associates addresses urgent challenges facing societies today. Whether they are shifts in demographics, the workplace, the classroom, technology, or the political arena at home and abroad, Creative Associates views change as an opportunity to improve. We help clients turn transitional environments into a positive force - an impetus for creating more empowered and effective systems and institutions. We approach change as an opportunity to transform and renew.




DAI is a global consulting firm that provides social and economic development solutions to business, government, and civil society in developing and transitioning countries.



Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA)

The Danish Foreign Service is a globally operating organisation. We work for Denmark’s interests and values in relation to the surrounding world in a manner that furthers the freedom, security and welfare of Danes in a more peaceful and just world, with development and economic growth for all.



Deloitte Consulting LLP

Deloitte Consulting LLP is one of the world's leading management consulting firms for executable strategy, operations, technology, and human capital advisory services. The consulting practice is built around integrated core capabilities - people, process and technology and industry expertise - the capabilities needed to help clients to tackle their most complex challenges.



Democracy International, Inc.

Democracy International, Inc. (DI) designs, implements, and evaluates democracy and governance programs worldwide. Founded in 2003, DI offers expertise in election processes and election monitoring, political party organizing, local government and decentralization, legislative strengthening, civil society development, strategic communications, and rule of law programming. The firm has extensive experience with assessments, evaluations, project designs, and survey research. DI is based in the United States and is an SBA-registered small business.



Deutsche Investitions Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH

DEG, member of KfW Bankengruppe (KfW banking group), has been financing and structuring the investments of private enterprises in developing and transition countries for more than 40 years. DEG is one of the largest European development finance institutions for the promotion of the private sector.



DPK Consulting

DPK Consulting, a division of ARD, Inc., provides technical, management, and advisory services to help developing and transitioning societies navigate the challenges they face. We work around the world to help establish and strengthen productive relationships between state and society and develop sustainable government and justice systems that are responsive, transparent, accountable, fair, and efficient.


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ECC was founded in 1985 as an environmental remediation company with an entrepreneurial spirit. Today, we not only clean up the environment, but we also prevent environmental damage, rebuild after natural catastrophes, protect communities, and build infrastructure and capacity. ECC’s traditions and strengths are now linked to the cause of international development.
At ECC, we combine technical and project management expertise, aligning with client and stakeholder priorities in the most challenging conditions. Our work supports people of diverse cultures in their pursuit of a safer, healthier, and more prosperous world in which human progress can be sustained for future generations.  ECC's international development projects stimulate local economies and facilitate transport, energy, and clean water. Every project is conducted with respect for the ecological, institutional, cultural, and human aspects of the environment.



Education Development Center

EDC is an international, nonprofit organization with more than 335 projects dedicated to enhancing learning, promoting health, and fostering a deeper understanding of the world.



Federal Aviation Authority

The Federal Aviation Administration is responsible for the safety of civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the agency under the name Federal Aviation Agency. In addition to national responsibilities, the FAA promotes aviation safety and encourages civil aviation abroad. They exchange aeronautical information with foreign authorities; certify foreign repair shops, airmen, and mechanics; provide technical aid and training; negotiate bilateral airworthiness agreements with other countries; and take part in international conferences.







Futures Group International

Established in 1971, Futures Group is a trusted international development firm known for our evidence-based, integrated approach to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide.

We are a services and consulting company that develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions for development. We assist governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing and evaluating programs in HIV and AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender.

Futures Group has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, health informatics, strategic consulting, and program management.

We are committed to being responsible stewards of development resources, efficiency, and providing optimal value for money.

A company with global reach and local focus, Futures has 450 employees in over 30 countries. We are flexible and responsive to clients in all regions.



Greece (Hellenic Republic)

The Government of Hellenic Republic of Greece contributed $2,895,200 in 2010 for the development of Afghanistan. Of this, half was used for education projects -- the Assessment of Learning Outcomes and Social Effects in Community-Based Education” (ALSE) Project implemented by New York University and UNICEF's "Increasing Access to Basic Education and Gender Equality" Project. The remaining $1,447,600 was recently used in conjunction with USAID funds to expand the Kabul Urban Water and Sanitation Supply Program. USAID is grateful to the Embassy of Greece in Washington, DC for facilitating this contribution.

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ICF Macro

ICF Macro, an ICF International Company, is based in the Washington, DC area and maintains offices across the United States. We have conducted projects for private and public sector clients in more than 125 countries. ICF Macro has annual revenues of approximately $150 million and more than 1,100 employees. In March 2009, we joined with ICF International to bring increased depth and provide expanded capabilities in health and other public sector markets and leverage our complimentary services in research and evaluation.

ICF Macro's mission is to deliver high-quality, research-based solutions to complex problems, integrating objective information with the advisory and implementation tasks needed to improve real world performance. This goal has shaped the firm's history since its founding in 1966. In its pursuit ICF Macro has nurtured core competencies in research and evaluation, management consulting, marketing and communications, and information technology.



Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission

The philosophy of the creation and existence of the IARCSC is to introduce changes in various dimensions including legal, cultural, management, structural, human, technical and capacity of Afghan civil service institutions towards standardization of these institutions and delivery of standard services.

Transformation and development of Afghan civil service into an effective, service-oriented, and consistent with changing environment Body via reforms and continuous change management based on a participatory organizational culture and being public –oriented is the basis of the Commission’s mission.

Our mission is can be summarized, in one sentence, as follows: Development of an effective, apolitical, and accountable to the leadership Civil Service, and facilitation of reforms and civil service capacity building for effective service delivery to the public.


Independent Directorate of Local Governance

IDLG's mission is consolidating peace and stability , achieving development and equitable economic growth and achieving improvements in service delivery through just, democratic processes and institutions of good governance at subnational level.



International City/County Management Association

ICMA is the professional and educational organization for chief appointed managers, administrators, and assistants in cities, towns, counties, and regional entities throughout the world. Since 1914, ICMA has provided technical and management assistance, training, and information resources to its members and the local government community. The management decisions made by ICMA's nearly 8,000 members affect more than 100 million individuals in thousands of communities - from small towns with populations of a few hundred to metropolitan areas serving several million.



International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is an independent, non-governmental organization providing professional support to electoral democracy. Through field work, applied research and advocacy, we strive to promote citizen participation, transparency, and accountability in political life and civil society.

Every IFES project is staffed by local personnel and partnered with local organizations. With this homegrown approach, IFES ensures the expertise it offers fits the needs of the country or client and the benefit of assistance outlasts the life of the project. Our work is nonpartisan and also includes projects that help citizens participate in their democracies, increase politicians' accountability to the electorate, and strengthen government institutions.

Since its founding in 1987, IFES has worked in more than 100 countries - from developing democracies such as Liberia, to mature democracies such as the United States. IFES is registered in the United States as a 501(c)3 organization.



International Organization for Migration

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 120 member states, a further 19 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.



International Resources Group (IRG)

IRG, an L-3 Communications company, is an international professional services firm that helps governments, the private sector, communities, and households manage critical resources to build a cleaner, safer, and more prosperous world. Since its inception in 1978, IRG has completed over 850 contracts in 140 countries, delivering high-quality, cost-effective services that promote positive economic growth, institutional and social change, and intelligent use of resources-human, physical, environmental, and financial.



Internews Network, Inc.

Internews works to improve access to information for people around the world by fostering independent media and promoting open communications policies in the public interest. Internews’ programs are built on the conviction that providing people with access to vibrant, diverse news and information empowers them to participate effectively in their communities, effect positive social change, improve their living standards, and make their voices heard.




Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For nearly 40 years, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families. By putting evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice, Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.



Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.


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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is a national and international center of expertise for TB control and a medical development organization. The organization is committed to reducing tuberculosis in the Netherlands and worldwide, in around forty countries. It does so by means of policy development, technical assistance, advisory services, training programs, capacity building, as well as epidemiological and operational research.







Louis Berger Group, Inc.

The Louis Berger Group’s objective is to continue to be one of the leading infrastructure engineering, environmental science and economic development operations in the world. We intend to: ensure the performance of quality services in keeping with our contracts; provide a work environment that allows our employees to meet their professional development goals and to achieve financial success for themselves and the company; and produce a positive contribution to society. Further, it is the strategy of Louis Berger to be of sufficient size so that we can, by means of focusing the strengths of all our operating units, compete for the largest and most prestigious projects throughout the world.



Louis Berger Group/Black & Veatch (LBG/B&V)

The Louis Berger Group and Black & Veatch have an exemplary history managing complex infrastructure, nation-building and multi-sector institutional programs in Afghanistan, the Middle East and elsewhere throughout the world. Collectively we leverage professional expertise from 190 offices around the world and have active infrastructure projects in 90+ countries with roughly 60% of our staff and revenues based overseas. In the Transport Sector, The Louis Berger Group business reflects a global presence and 45 years of overseas experience. In the Energy Sector, Black & Veatch has similar experience and active internationally since 1963. Each firm also brings valuable experience on the collaborative institutional strengthening programs undertaken by USAID, TDA, World Bank, ADB, and others over the past 60 years. The programs we have managed include some of the largest ever undertaken by USAID, and they have produced streamlined approaches tailored to USAID policies and expectations. The LBG/B&V Joint Venture was established to give USAID direct access to this world class expertise specifically for IRP.



Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Management Sciences for Health, an international nonprofit organization, uses proven management and leadership approaches -- developed over four decades -- to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact.



Management Systems International, Inc. (MSI)

Founded in 1981, MSI is a woman-owned consulting firm located in Washington, D.C. and serving clients worldwide. MSI provides management consulting services to organizations and agencies in a number of areas of expertise and application areas, including Private Sector Development, Democracy and Governance, Environment and Natural Resources, and Transition Initiatives.



Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps works amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and instability to unleash the potential of people who can win against nearly impossible odds. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided $1.3 billion in assistance to people in 100 nations. Supported by headquarters in North America, Europe, and Asia, the agency's global programs employ 3,400 staff worldwide and reach 14.4 million people in more than 35 countries. Over the past five years, 90 percent of the agency's resources have been used for programs that help people in need. For more information, visit www.mercycorps.org.



Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is the specialized governmental body of Afghanistan in the Communications and IT sector, established with the objective of implementing the Afghanistan Government policy in this sector.

The mission of the Ministry is to create solid grounds that will ensure the effective and efficient development of the telecommunication sector and transition to the Information Society in Afghanistan. Bringing Afghanistan to the Information Society is a strategic objective for the MCIT for 2006 - 2010. <

MCIT aims to provide telecommunications and IT services through its advantageous policy, transparent legal framework and considerable support to private sector to invest in the sector and provide services. The goal of this is to ensure the provision of possible best services with reasonable prices, expand and speed up the application of the Telecoms and IT systems in socio-economic development of Afghanistan.



Ministry of Education (MoE)

Our vision for the Afghan education system is to develop human capital based on Islamic principles and respect for human rights by providing equitable access to quality education for all to enable them to actively participate in sustainable development, economic growth, stability and security of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Education strives to accomplish this vision by implementing an inclusive plan that aims to enhance access, quality, relevance and management of educational delivery mechanisms in the years to come.



Ministry of Finance (MoF)

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) is specifically responsible for the management and execution of budget, collection of taxes, organization and control of public expenditures and payments to the government and finally the management of Custom Affairs.



Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)

The Mission of the Ministry of Public Health, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is committed to ensuring the accelerated implementation of quality health care for all the people of Afghanistan, through targeting resources especially to women and children and to under-served areas of the country, and through working effectively with communities and other development partners.



Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD)

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) was established to develop and implement programs promoting responsible social and financial growth in rural areas, primarily in the non-farm sector. It has employees in all 34 Provinces of Afghanistan, and delivers a wide range of programs funded both by the Ministry itself and the International Community.

MRRD aims to reduce poverty amongst the approximately 80% of Afghans who live in rural areas by implementing a made-in-Afghanistan “Pro-Poor” growth strategy which calls upon the government and civil society to address the macro economic constraints, the small size of the formal private sector, and the realities of rural poverty in order to implement realistic poverty reduction and development strategies. These strategies are developed within the broader context of the interim Afghan National Development Strategy (i-ANDS), the roadmap the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GOA) is following as it works towards achieving the UN’s Millennium Development and Afghan Compact goals.



MWH Americas, Inc.

MWH Americas provides comprehensive consulting management, engineering and technical services and construction management services to North, Central and South America. We offer unparalleled wet infrastructure expertise for municipalities, governments and private-sector clients that span not only our core business in water and wastewater treatment, but also the significant opportunities this region poses in hydropower, water resources and services to the oil and gas and mining industries.



New Mexico State University

The New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences "Brings Science to Your Life" through academics, research, and New Mexico's Cooperative Extension Service.

The Cooperative Extension Service provides practical, research based knowledge throughout New Mexico and beyond. Extension staff, located in all 33 counties and tribal offices, deliver 4-H programs, conduct trainings, and share research-based information about livestock, nutrition, horticulture, and many other topics.



Oasis International Schools, Inc.

OASIS International Schools is committed to establishing and maintaining American-style, English-speaking international schools around the world, particularly meeting the needs of the expatriate communities.



Purdue University

Purdue University's International Programs in Agriculture is dedicated to assisting and facilitating international experiences, collaborative relationships, and projects for the Purdue College of Agriculture.



Roots of Peace

Roots of Peace is a humanitarian organization dedicated to eradicating landmines worldwide and rehabilitating the land to make it productive once more.






Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF)

Small Enterprise Assistance Funds ("SEAF") is a global investment firm focused on providing growth capital and operational support to businesses in emerging markets and those underserved by traditional sources of capital. SEAF selectively makes structured debt and equity investments in locally owned enterprises with high growth potential.

Based in Washington D.C., SEAF invests in more than 25 countries around the world through an international network of 19 offices in Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Investors include a cross section of public and private institutions, including virtually all of the international finance institutions, a number of local pension funds, insurance companies, banks and family offices.



State University of New York - Research Foundation

The Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants for and on behalf of the State University of New York.  Since its establishment in 1951, the Research Foundation has facilitated research, education, and public service at 30 state-operated SUNY locations.  The Foundation carries out its responsibilities pursuant to a 1977 agreement with the University.



Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services—delivering the best solutions to meet our clients’ needs.



Texas A&M

The Texas A&M University System continues the Borlaug legacy fighting global hunger and poverty. It is committed to global partnerships to promote food security, resource conservation, and international development.







The American University of Afghanistan

The American University of Afghanistan is a modern, internationally-supported university that values academic integrity and professionalism in all its programs and activities. It is open, transparent, and committed to equality of opportunity and academic freedom. The idea to establish the American University of Afghanistan emerged in 2002, based on the success of other American Universities around the world. In just four years, the American University of Afghanistan has progressed from idea to reality. Today, the University is Afghanistan’s only not-for-profit, non-political, non-sectarian, non-governmental, private and independent, internationally supported university.



The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports programs in Asia that help improve governance and law, economic reform and development, women's empowerment, and international relations. Drawing on 50 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research.


The Partnership for Child Health Care, Inc.

The Partnership for Child Health Care, Inc. comprises John Snow, Inc., the Academy for Educational Development, and Management Sciences for Health. It is supported by the Manoff Group, Inc., PATH, and Save the Children USA.


Turquoise Mountain

Turquoise Mountain is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that was established in 2006 at the request of HE The President of Afghanistan and HRH The Price of Wales. Its aim is to revive Afghanistan's traditional crafts and regenerate Murad Khane, a historic area of Kabul's old city. To these ends it has established the nation's first Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture and is working in Murad Khane to restore its historic buildings and protect its community. By investing in historic buildings and traditional crafts, Turquoise Mountain is raising living standards, creating employment, and promoting Afghanistan's sense of cultural identity.



United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

The UNDP Afghanistan programme remains responsive to the changing needs of a nation still in transition from conflict to peace. Afghanistan is at a crucial point in moving from state building initiatives to emerging as a newly democratic state, and the opportunity to shift focus to longer term development and government support is at hand. Accordingly, the UNDP Afghanistan programme of activities is organized thematically into three pillars: State-Building & Government Support, Democratization & Civil Society Empowerment, and Promotion of Sustainable Livelihoods.











United Nations Habitat

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.







United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF began in the aftermath of World War II as a tiny operation supplying starving girls and boys in Europe, the Middle East and China with dried milk and nutritional supplements. Today it works for the survival, protection, and development of children in 155 countries and territories around the world. In cooperation with governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UNICEF helps develop community-based programs to promote health and immunization programs, basic education, nutrition, safe water supply and sanitation services, and continues to provide emergency relief as needed.



United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS)

At UNOPS—the United Nations Office for Project Services—we help our clients turn ideas into reality. Whether it’s building peace, recovering from disaster, or creating sustainable development, we provide the people, tools, and operational know-how needed to get projects up and running, and client goals met. We accomplish this by offering a broad range of services—including procurement, recruitment and human resources administration, loan supervision, and certification. UNOPS provides operations management, contracting, and procurement services that help clients implement their projects and programmes. Our aim is to achieve the best results on time, on budget, and in ways that build local capacity whenever possible. And since we compete for work, we have an extra incentive to perform excellent quality work.



University of California (UC-Davis)

The goal of the GL-CRSP is to increase food security and improve the quality of life of people in developing countries while bringing an international focus to the research, teaching and extension efforts of U.S. institutions. This goal is to be met through collaboration between U.S. land-grant institutions and national and regional institutions abroad that are active in livestock research and development.



University of Massachusetts - Center for International Education

The Center for International Education of the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst has more than four decades of experience working with educational systems in developing contexts, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and Central Asia. CIE is an innovative leader in teacher education systems, non-formal and adult education, community development and empowerment, and recently in the development of degree programs for teachers and educational leaders.   The Center combines management of practical field projects with graduate study. The program offers graduate-level professional training, service, and research opportunities in the areas of international development education; non-formal and popular education and literacy; community development and empowerment; education in fragile states; education policy, planning and leadership; and internationalizing U.S. education.  Guided by a commitment to participatory and learner-centered approaches, CIE has developed innovative projects for education systems development in teacher education, higher education development, community development, and accelerated learning in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.



University Research Co., LLC

University Research Co., LLC is a professional services firm dedicated to helping clients use scientific methods and research findings to improve program management and outcomes and achieve organizational and behavioral change. For over 40 years, URC has helped government and private sector clients design, operate, and evaluate programs that address health, social, and educational needs.

With its non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services, URC works in the United States and abroad on projects that span five core practice areas: Communications & Outreach, Education & Training, Health & Population, Quality Management, and Research & Evaluation.



US Army Corps of Engineers

The US Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District (AED) formally stood up March 2004. Prior to being formally recognized as the AED, the Corps had an area office in Kabul, where the Headquarters currently resides. AED has a broad mission and area of responsibility. There are three major program areas: the U.S. Forces Program; the Afghan National Army – ANA – Program; and the U.S. Agency for International Development – USAID – Reconstruction of Afghanistan Program. AED’s geographic area of responsibility currently includes Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.



US Department of Treasury

Treasury's Office of International Affairs protects and supports economic prosperity at home by encouraging financial stability and sound economic policies abroad. International Affairs performs constant surveillance and in-depth analysis of global economic and financial developments and then engages with financial market participants, foreign governments, international financial institutions, and in multilateral fora to develop and promote good policies.



US Geological Survey

As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers.



Venco Imtiaz Construction Company

Venco Imtiaz is one of Afghanistan's largest and most capable design/build contractors providing turnkey construction for international organizations, funding agencies, implementing agencies, and governmental bodies.



Washington State University

The Washington State University Center to Bridge the Digital Divide helps underserved populations expand access to necessary telecommunications infrastructure and improve their quality of life using information technology. They accomplish this through facilitating collaborative partnerships, providing educational outreach, research and policy guidance.



Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild lands. We do so through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together, these activities change individual attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both a local and a global scale. WCS is committed to this work because we believe it essential to the integrity of life on Earth.



World Bank/Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF)

The Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) is administered by the World Bank under the supervision of a Management Committee comprising the Asian Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and the World Bank. The multilateral Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) was set up in May 2002 to provide support to Afghanistan in two areas: 1) It will provide for the recurrent costs of the government, such as the salaries of teachers, health workers, civilian staff in ministries and provinces, operations, and maintenance expenditures; and bulk purchases of essential goods for the government; and 2) it will support investment projects, capacity building, feasibility studies, technical assistance, and the return of expatriate Afghans.



World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU)

The World Council of Credit Unions acts as the leading voice for advocacy and governance on behalf of the international credit union community. WOCCU promotes economic freedom and the sustainable growth of financial cooperatives across the globe through education, collaboration and community-based development projects.



World Food Programme

As the food aid arm of the UN, WFP uses its food to meet emergency need and support economic & social development. The Agency also provides the logistics support necessary to get food aid to the right people at the right time and in the right place. WFP works to put hunger at the centre of the international agenda, promoting policies, strategies and operations that directly benefit the poor and hungry.


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World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.



World Vision

World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

World Vision projects may be grouped into three areas: 1) short-term emergency relief, such as providing food, shelter, and medical care to victims of natural or man-made disasters; 2) long-term sustainable community development focusing on helping communities meet the needs its members identify, like clean water, education, health care, agricultural improvements, and sanitation; and 3) working with policymakers and the public at the national, regional, and global level to build awareness around poverty and to address the unjust systems that help perpetuate it.


Last updated: July 26, 2021

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