Afghanistan Social Outreach Program (ASOP)

DATES: July 2009 - January 2012
USAID’s Afghanistan Social Outreach Program (ASOP) supports the Independent Directorate of Local Governance to develop district-level community councils (shuras) in the absence of formally elected district councils. ASOP’s approach involves electing a 30-50 person community council at the district level to involve traditional tribal shuras and religious leaders in government structures. The councils are a platform to communicate views about local needs such as security, development, and community concerns.

Last updated: August 26, 2013

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