The National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) is working to improve agriculture through boosting productivity and quality. Photo Credit: NHLP/World Bank Every working day, I work closely…

Ahmad Fahim Jabari |

Until the late 1960s, Afghanistan was a major exporter of horticulture products, particularly dried fruits. Photo Credit: World Bank Afghanistan is struggling with unemployment and poor economic…

World Bank Afghanistan |

Young Economists sharing the stage with Sanjay Kathuria, Lead Economist and Coordinator, Regional Integration (Left to Right: Aamir Khan/ Pakistan, Sreerupa Sengupta/ India, Sanjay Kathuria/ World…

Nikita Singla, Marcio Augusto De La Cruz |

  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 |

When it comes to conflict and displacement, we often think about the refugees forced to flee their homes. Equally affected, however, are the ones making their way home after a trying time in exile…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Janmejay Singh |

With support provided by the KMDP, over one million people (about 73 percent women and children) have benefited from the construction of about 247 kilometers of neighborhood roads. Photo: Rumi…

Sateh Chafic El-Arnaout, Hyoung Gun Wang |

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 |

Afghan children walk pass a bombed bus in 2016, Mohammad Ismael/ REUTERS In Afghanistan violence is a daily fact of life. The United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan released their 2016…

Richard Hogg |

Despite government efforts with support from the international community, Afghanistan's development needs remain massive. Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank I am still shaken and…

Annette Dixon |

Last week, a tanker truck, one of many roaming the streets of Kabul, navigated through bumper-to-bumper traffic, going past government buildings and embassies, to Zanbaq Square. When stopped at a…

Silvia Redaelli, Christina Wieser |