According to a recent report, just over half of Afghan children attend primary school and most of them were boys. Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank Fueled by unprecedented levels of aid,…

Christina Wieser |

Students at the Abdul Hadi Dawi school getting ready for class. Photo Credit: Anahita Matin/ World Bank At the heart of Kabul City in Makroyan 3, lies the all-boys ‘Abdul Hadi Dawi’ school.…

Anahita Hosseini Matin, Nathalie Lahire |

Although I have extensive project management experience in Daykundi Province, the scale and impact of the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) Program is truly inspiring—for…

Fahimuddin Fahim |

  The National Solidarity Programme (NSP) improved lives of millions of Afghans across rural Afghanistan. NSP's successor, the Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project aims to improve the…

Abdul Qayum Yousufzai |

Afghanistan's power utility (DABS) has recently taken steps necessary to ensure that women are involved in all business operations within the organization. Photo: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank…

World Bank Afghanistan |

A displaced family has taken shelter in a ruined house on the outskirts of Kabul. Photo: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank As the world marks World Refugee Day on June 20, we must remember that it is…

Shubham Chaudhuri |

Students in a classroom in Bamyan Province. Photo Credit: Taimani Films/ World Bank Afghanistan grapples with a range of challenges from growing insecurity to stagnating growth and rising levels…

Christina Wieser, Walker Bradley |

Photo Credit: Mabruk Kabir / World Bank Fatima brimmed with optimism. The 19-year-old recently established a poultry enterprise with the support of a micro-grant, and was thrilled at the prospect…

Mabruk Kabir |

The suburban train system in Mumbai is used by millions of women and men everyday, who rely on safe transport to access education and job opportunities.  Last week, I took a journey on Mumbai’s…

Annette Dixon, Joe Qian |

The National Solidarity Programme has achieved  widespread involvement of women in rural Afghanistan’s community decision through the Community Development Councils (CDCs). Credit: Rumi…

Nandini Krishnan, Christina Wieser |