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Since 2002, USAID has invested more than $2 billion to support the development of Afghanistan’s road network.  As one of Afghanistan’s major development partners, USAID is moving to phase-out investments in road construction and developing the Afghan government’s capacity to perform infrastructure operations and maintenance (O&M).  The Road Sector Sustainability Program (RSSP) is designed to assist the government of Afghanistan make the transition through restructuring and reform to self-sustainability in the roads O&M sector.

Recent estimates indicate only 30 percent of Afghans have access to electricity. USAID’s Power Transmission Expansion and Connectivity project is working to increase access by expanding and improving Afghanistan’s electric transmission system and strengthening Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the national electric utility’s ability to manage, operate and maintain the national power system.

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The Faculties of Higher Education (FoHE) Program supports the Ministry of Higher Education’s goal to improve the quality of education for future teachers at Afghan universities by providing new facilities and infrastructure.

The main focus of the six-year, $10 million program is the construction of two-story buildings at six university campuses around Afghanistan. The program began in May 2008 and ended in December 2014.

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The EQUALS Program provides a full range of long-term and quick-response architectural and engineering services, quality assurance services and other logistical and technical support to USAID infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. The $126 million program began in May 2011 and ends in April 2016.

EQUALS helps ensure that USAID infrastructure projects in the energy, transportation, water, and sanitation sectors are completed according to established engineering standards.   

Интегрированный Проект по охране здоровья матери и ребенка  (MCHIP) оказывает помощь по реагированию на вспышку Полиомиелита, создает потенциал по мониторингу и оценочному анализу, улучшает планирование, основано на доказательствах, определение приоритетов, и координацию по вопросам иммунизации.

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People with Disabilities (PwDs) are among Afghanistan’s most vulnerable. One out of every five households has a disabled family member. PwDs generally have less access to education, health services, and sustainable livelihoods. Seventy-four percent of children with disabilities lack access to education. Of working-aged persons with disabilities, 90 percent are unemployed compared to the national average of 40 percent (National Disability Survey of Afghanistan 2005, Handicap International).  

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Through the Development Credit Authority (DCA), USAID provides partial credit guarantees to mobilize local financing in developing countries. Guarantee agreements encourage private lenders to extend financing to underserved borrowers in new sectors and regions. USAID/Afghanistan has two DCA activities: a $13.75 million Portable Guarantee for three microfinance institutions (MFIs), FINCA Afghanistan, OXUS Afghanistan, and First MicroFinance Bank Afghanistan, and a $10.3 million Loan Portfolio Guarantee with Afghanistan International Bank (AIB).

MCHIP provides assistance to the Kyrgyz Republic in order to build capacity for M&E analysis by introducing the Reaching Every District approach (RED) into national, oblast and district systems; improve evidence-based program planning and prioritization; and improve partner coordination on immunization.

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Last updated: September 25, 2016

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