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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:00am

Balkh, Afghanistan – When it comes to accessing credit for women farmers and women-owned agriculture-related businesses, challenges have often forced these operations to close because of a lack of understanding how credit works.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) wants to change that and help these women prosper in their businesses.

With that in mind, USAID’s Regional Agricultural Development Program-North (RADP-N), in partnership with Agricultural Credit Enhancement Phase-II project (ACE-II), hosted the Women’s Agricultural Credit Shura in Mazar-e-Sharif on Wednesday to increase knowledge of the opportunities for women to secure agricultural credit. This event focused on practical training for women to apply for and manage credit. This event brought together a number of top microfinance institutions in Afghanistan along with other financial experts to work with Shura attendees.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 3:30pm

More than 40 Afghan companies are showcasing their products at a “Made in Afghanistan” event in New Delhi, India supported by USAID. The event will raise awareness of Afghan goods and foster business ties between Afghanistan and India.

H.E. Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah delivers his remarks on the importance of implementing Promote scholarship program
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 4:00pm

Today, the Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Michael Raynor, Afghanistan’s Minister of Higher Education (MoHE) Dr. Farida Momand, Minister of Women’s Affairs H.E. Delbar Nazari, Minister of Labor, Social Affairs,  Martyrs & Disabled H.E. Nasreen Oryakhail, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Herbert Smith, and the Asia Foundation Country Representative Abdullah Ahmadzai launched the Promote Scholarship Program at the U.S. Embassy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 8:45am

Kabul, Afghanistan – Traders across Afghanistan will soon have the opportunity to pay customs duties electronically through any commercial bank. This will eliminate the need to pay with cash at the specific customs sites to clear the goods.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 12:00pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s Parliament ratified the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on June 21, placing Afghanistan within days of formal membership to the renowned international organization.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 12:30pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – Properly maintained and constructed roads are a key driver of Afghanistan’s continued economic development and the foundation of the country’s infrastructure.

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

The Minister of Higher Education Dr. Farida Momand announced a new advanced degree program at Kabul Medical University that will develop and support health sector technicians for the country.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 4:45pm

The Ministry of Public Health celebrated International Nurses Day 2016 with the theme “Nurses: A Force for Change: Improving Health Systems' Resilience.” This day marks the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, and is celebrated around the world.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:30pm

The Vice Chancellor of Kabul University, Professor Raihana Popal, announced a new advanced degree program at Kabul University that will develop and support the careers of business professionals.

First-Ever Demographic and Health Survey Completed in Afghanistan
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 4:15pm

Kabul, Afghanistan - Almost half of births in Afghanistan are being delivered in a health facility, and just over half are assisted by a skilled provider, according to Afghanistan’s first ever Demographic and Health Survey Key Indicators Report [670K], released today by the Afghan Central Statistics Organization and the Afghan Ministry of Public Health.

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Last updated: October 24, 2016

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