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In Afghanistan, programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) include large-scale rural development; health, education and civil society programmes; microfinance services; the rehabilitation of historic neighbourhoods in Kabul and Herat; a rapidly growing mobile phone network; and the renovation of a five-star hotel in Kabul.With the support of its donors and partners, more than US$700 million has been channelled through the AKDN for Afghanistan’s reconstruction.

Social Audits in Afghanistan: Making Local Governance More Transparent

FROM THE FIELD

Social Audits in Afghanistan: Making Local Governance More Transparent

As Afghanistan struggles to rebuild a society which can supply its people’s needs after years of conflict, one of the most widespread and persistent complaints is of corruption and the lack of accountability in government. Social audits, which are carried out with the agreement of the community development council and the community, allow local people to "audit" how funds are used, pose questions about the progress of a development project and ask about staffing and maintenance costs. More

 

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His Highness the Aga Khan Visits Afghanistan
21 December 2013 - The Aga Khan met with the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, as well as ministers and senior officials of the Government of Afghanistan.

Two abducted AKDN staff released in Afghanistan
23 August 2013 -

The Role of Culture in Development: The Aga Khan Speaks at UNESCO Conference in China
15 May 2013 - The Aga Khan today delivered the keynote address at a conference entitled "Culture: Key to Sustainable Development" organised by UNESCO and Government of China in Hangzhou, China.

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