In 2012, the Aga Khan Foundation marked a decade in Afghanistan. With each passing year the Foundation and the country become stronger. Afghan communities have become more resilient, more children are in school than ever before, civil society groups have become more active and great gains have been made in the health sector. AKF, with the support of its donors, has made some of these successes possible in its programme areas. AKF, in 2012, saw continued success and growth for our programmes as existing donors renewed their commitments, and funded new programmes. AKF continues to invest in its staff with implementation of our localisation strategy as we look at the capacity and strengths of our local staff team: they are the future of our organisation and the country.