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October 13, 2015

Kabul, Afghanistan | Oct. 13 United States Ambassador P. Michael McKinley, on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American people, presented the Ministry of Higher Education with $275,000 worth of equipment that will support the Ministry’s reform agenda for the national public university entry exam, known as the Kankor.

USAID is providing the Ministry with digital multifunctional printers, optical mark reader scanners, and heavy duty scanners, and is training staff on how to operate them. This equipment will help the Ministry improve the efficiency of printing and scoring exams.

The Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Farida Momand, President Ashraf Ghani’s Special Representative on Reform and Good Governance, Ahmad Zia Masoud, and USAID Mission Director Herbie Smith also attended the event.

“USAID, at the request of the Minister, has provided modern printing, copying and scanning equipment

October 6, 2015

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Afghanistan, is seeking applications from qualified Afghan nationals interested in providing the PSC services for the Information Assistant (Press and Publication) FSN-08 position, as described in the attached solicitation.

September 30, 2015

The On Farm Water Management Project is improving agricultural productivity by enhancing the efficiency of water used in all areas of Afghanistan where security permits. The project measures its impact by improvements in land productivity (yield of wheat, ton/hectare), water productivity (yield of wheat for each volume of water used), and the increase in irrigated area.

September 30, 2015

The Improving Livelihoods and Governance through Natural Resource Management contributed to Afghanistan’s capacity to conserve and sustainably manage its natural resources and improve the livelihoods of the rural communities in Bamyan and Badakhshan provinces.

September 27, 2015

The Agricultural Credit Enhancement (ACE) program (July 2010 – February 2015) established and managed the Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) until it was transferred to the Afghan government. Throughout its course the program provided $60.7 million in loans directly benefiting more than 31,000 farmers.

September 27, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been helping the Afghan government to increase children’s access to basic education since 2002.

The Early Grade Reading Survey project will acquire data and information on student reading ability in primary and community-based education schools, providing key information for the Ministry of Education and the international donor community to reform and improve early grade reading instruction.


Last updated: October 13, 2015

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