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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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AKDN Statement at the "Heart of Asia" Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan in Beijing
31 October 2014 - Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, Diplomatic Representative of His Highness the Aga Khan to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, delivered a statement on behalf of the Aga Khan Development Network at the "Heart of Asia" Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan, in Beijing, on the 31st of October 2014.

University of Central Asia to Help Strengthen Good Governance in Afghanistan through Training for District Governors
05 August 2014 - The Government of Afghanistan and the UCA signed a MoU to help strengthen good governance in Afghanistan through UCA’s Local Economic and Community Development (LECD) certificate programme.

Aga Khan Urges Innovative Approaches to Maternal and Child Care, Praises Canada’s Leadership
29 May 2014 - His Highness the Aga Khan today praised Canada’s global leadership in efforts to improve maternal, neonatal and child health and stressed the importance of innovative and community-based approaches in meeting the challenge which he described as “one of the highest priorities on the global development agenda.”

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