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The United States Government Releases $100 Million for Afghanistan through the New Development Partnership
January 24, 2018

The United States Government and the Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan signed a letter for the disbursement of $100 million to the National Unity Government (GNU) for achieving development reforms under the New Development Partnership (NDP). The release of these funds is tied to the Afghan government’s achievement of specific development results and implementation of key policy reforms, including improved revenue collection, reducing corruption, and reducing poverty by helping the poor and marginalized, especially women. This is a part of the ongoing commitment by the U.S. Government to improve the welfare of the Afghan people.

New Women’s Dormitory Launched at American University of Afghanistan
January 24, 2018

A new dormitory, designed to house 200 female students, was inaugurated today by U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan John R. Bass, USAID Assistant to the Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan Gregory Huger, and American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) Registrar Dr. Julie Barker Holland. Constructed with support from USAID’s Promote Gender Equity and Women’s Empowerment program, the new facility is designed to increase female attendance at AUAF by providing a safe and secure living and learning environment.

January 17, 2018

Promoting Value Chains – Western Afghanistan (VC –West) strengthens the capabilities of private enterprises to effectively link Afghan farmers to domestic and international markets, with the goal of promoting inclusive growth and job creation. The project will improve the wheat, high-value crops, and livestock value chains in the provinces of Badghis, Farah, Herat, and Nimroz. The project will also provide support to the Provincial Directorates of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (P/DAIL) in building their knowledge and skills in sustainable value chain development and management.

January 17, 2018

Promoting Value Chains – Western Afghanistan (VC –West) strengthens the capabilities of private enterprises to effectively link Afghan farmers to domestic and international markets, with the goal of promoting inclusive growth and job creation. The project will improve the wheat, high-value crops, and livestock value chains in the provinces of Badghis, Farah, Herat, and Nimroz. The project will also provide support to the Provincial Directorates of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (P/DAIL) in building their knowledge and skills in sustainable value chain development and management.

USAID Supports Value Chains in Western Region of Afghanistan
January 16, 2018

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), launched the Promoting Value Chains–West project on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The project promotes inclusive growth and job creation in the agricultural sector by strengthening the capabilities of producers and private enterprises to effectively link Afghan farmers to domestic and international markets.

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Last updated: January 24, 2018

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