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Job placement services offer permanent solutions

Publish Date: 03 October 2016

Job placement services offer permanent solutions Logar Province is located in the central zone of Afghanistan with a total of 655 villages and an estimated population of 411,845 people. Unemployment is high and work opportunities sparse, and even more so if you are a woman. 21 year old Maya*, Read More


USAID Promote: Women in the Economy Participates in 2nd Annual Education Expo in Kabul

Publish Date: 03 October 2016

USAID Promote: Women in the Economy Participates in 2nd Annual Education Expo in Kabul The Education Expo, now in its second year, brought together over 200 leading educational institutions and service providers from across the country, including American University of Afghanistan, Kardan Uni Read More


M-Paisa Provides Afghan Women with Affordable Access to Financial Services

Publish Date: 03 October 2016

M-Paisa Provides Afghan Women with Affordable Access to Financial Services Over the last decade, Afghanistan’s economy has grown from $2 billion in 2002 to more than $20 billion in 2015. However, it is estimated that 96% of Afghanistan’s 30 million-strong population is still not f Read More


Internship builds confidence for a young jobseeker

Publish Date: 03 October 2016

Internship builds confidence for a young jobseeker Anusheh Behzadi*, a high school graduate from Herat, completed a two year English language course in hopes of finding a well-paying job. Even with her academic background, she did not have any success. “I was unable to find a good job b Read More


Consumer Insights Afghanistan: How Young Women are Using Tech

Publish Date: 04 April 2016

In November 2015, I spent two weeks in Kabul, Afghanistan, working with DAI’s Women in Economy (WIE) project, funded by USAID’s Promote program. One of WIE’s primary objectives is to help young, educated Afghan women find jobs and move up in their careers. My main focus w Read More