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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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Aga Khan Urges Support for Civil Society at Afghanistan Conference
04 December 2014 - Aga Khan, speaking at the 2014 London Conference on Afghanistan, Urges Support for Civil Society at Afghanistan Conference

AKDN Statement at the London Conference on Afghanistan
04 December 2014 - Statement by His Highness the Aga Khan at the London Conference on Afghanistan

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.

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