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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.

Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 5:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- With the assistance of the United States and other donor nations, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan now has more control over the hiring and managing of technical advisors for its ministries.  The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) coordinated this effort with the donor community and assisted the Ministry of Finance in gathering support for its Civilian Technical Assistance Plan. 
 
From left to right, Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne, Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy
Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 5:45am
MAZARI SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- Today, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry opened the second provincial Central Business Registry Office in Mazar City of Balkh Province. The new office provides businesses with the opportunity to complete all steps of the registration process in one location. 
 
Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne (seated, second from right), Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs, joined Afgh
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 5:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- 
“The creation of this new electrical utility corporation  demonstrates the Afghan Government’s continued commitment to provide electricity, an essential public service, in a way that will improve the lives and prosperity of the people of this great country.” – Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne
 
Monday, August 31, 2009 - 5:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- “Today’s event marks the first of many new initiatives utilizing the “Afghan First” principle.  It also celebrates the strong partnership between the U.S. Government and the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission whose goal is to create a modern, well-functioning, and efficient Government administration.”
 
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Before embarking on a trip to the United States, Afghan Central Bank Governor Abdul Qadeer Fitrat told a group of Afghan banking and finance leaders today that developing mobile phone banking, through a project facilitated by the United States Government, will change the way all Afghans conduct private and public business.
 
Francis J. Ricciardone, Deputy Ambassador of the Embassy of the United States of America, offered remarks at the opening of the conference.
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- President Hamid Karzai opened the first 35 MW block of a 100 MW diesel power plant in Kabul today, significantly expanding power to the capital and surrounding area. Minister of Energy and Water Ismail Khan and U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry also attended the ceremony.
 
The U.S. Government-funded Tarakhil Power Plant will provide power to approximately 200,000 residents in Kabul in its first phase. When finished later this year, the plant will provide power to more than half a million people.
 

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