New figures: Ongoing conflict leaves nearly half of children in Afghanistan out-of-school
Worsening security seen in recent years, and engrained poverty and discrimination, eliminate education gains made between 2002 and 2016
KABUL, 3 June 2018 – Nearly half of children aged between 7 and 17 years old – 3.7 million – in Afghanistan are missing out on school, according to the Global Initiative on Out of School Children: Afghanistan Country Study released today.
Last year's record opium production in Afghanistan threatens sustainable development, latest survey reveals
21 May 2018 - In 2017, opium cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high with an estimated 328,000 hectares, up 63 per cent compared with 201,000 hectares in 2016.
Kabul, Afghanistan - A national summit of Afghan businesswomen has been launched in Kabul with support from USAID's Promote: Women in the Economy (WIE) project, in close cooperation of the Office of the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The summit brought together more than 150 women-owned or managed Afghan businesses, government officials, interest groups, and industry leaders from throughout the country to examine challenges facing businesswomen.
Kabul, Afghanistan - At least 400 Afghan women graduated today from an internship program aimed at providing Afghanistan with a pool of educated women ready to join the government workforce. The women were participants in USAID's Promote: Women in Government (WIG) project. WIG supports the Government of Afghanistan's goal of increasing women's participation in government to 30 percent by 2020, a 7.5 percent increase from the 2017 level per Afghanistan's Central Statistics Office.