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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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Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Development Planning Process in Afghanistan
13 April 2016 - With the aim of promoting disaster resilience in the development and rehabilitation of Afghanistan, Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) in Afghanistan and the Afghan government organised a conference on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) into the Development Planning Process.

Statement at the 5th Ministerial Conference Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process
21 December 2015 - Statement at the Fifth Ministerial Conference Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process

Aga Khan Visits UNHCR Headquarters to Discuss Enhanced Cooperation
06 November 2015 - His Highness the Aga Khan, visited UNHCR headquarters today to meet UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and discuss past and future cooperation in emergency operations around the world.

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