Afghanaid recognizes the necessity of a viable, effective, and legitimate state to ending the cycle of fragility and enabling sustainable development. As the success of nationally-led efforts to stabilise and develop the country will determine its future trajectory, in all of its projects Afghanaid supports good governance by strengthening the relationship between citizens and local authorities. The trust Afghanaid has built with the communities with which we work have allowed us to promote meaningful participation of marginalised groups, facilitate positive engagement in local, provincial, and national political processes, and strengthen links with government agencies.

We work in close coordination with key ministries at the national and provincial levels. Furthermore, we build the capacity of government staff, for example in agricultural and livestock extension and natural resource management at the Ministry for Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock; in disaster risk reduction at the Ministry for Rural Rehabilitation and Development and at the Afghan National Disaster Management Agency; and the Ministry Labour and the Ministry for Women’s Affairs on women’s economic empowerment.

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