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In the conflicts that have continued in Afghanistan since the 1970s, the domestic socioeconomic infrastructure there has been destroyed, displacing many people. In 2001, the Taliban administration was defeated and a new administration established, but Afghanistan was ranked as 172 out of 187 countries on the UNDP's 2011 Human Development Index, and is one of the world's poorest countries. There is an overwhelming lack of basic infrastructure such as electricity, transportation, water and sewer facilities. Taking into account the lack of a stable security situation in Afghanistan, JICA is taking maximum safety measures in the development of projects to improve economic growth, including job creation, and contribute to the stability of living for residents. The greatest focus of JICA's support to Afghanistan is in creating infrastructure, particularly in the metropolitan area of the capital Kabul, and agricultural and rural development. Over a period of five years, 500 long-term participants will be welcomed into various Japanese universities under PEACE, a project that was started as a bridge to the future based on a core of human resources. With close relations to international NGOs such as the Aga Khan Foundation, JICA is proceeding with pilot projects to expand aid.

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JICA Afghanistan Office
Central Post Office Box 5-029, Kabul, AFGHANISTAN

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February 3, 2020 Central Post Office Box
March 23, 2018 Learning from a good practice in India-Japan collaboration: Afghan officials from Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), visited projects for "crop diversification" at the foot of Himalayas

News & Features

December 21, 2020 Signing of Grant Agreement with Afghanistan: Constructing air navigation service facilities and a control tower for the Hamid Karzai International Airport and assisting in strengthening the air navigation service system in cooperation with UNOPS
June 19, 2020 JICA supports the first private sector gas-fired plant in Afghanistan (Private Sector Investment Finance)
April 15, 2020 Fifteen years of efforts to combat tuberculosis in Afghanistan
March 22, 2019 Emergency Assistance to Afghanistan in Response to the Floods Disaster
December 11, 2018 JICA Senior Advisor Keiko Osaki on WHO's Publication of Guidelines on Home-Based Maternal and Child Health Records

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