Placing Labor Abroad, Connecting to Employment Domestically and Addressing the Needs of Youth (WB-P161728)

  • Afghanistan
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Government of Afghanistan
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 15, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Sep 20, 2018

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Project Description

According to the bank document, the project aims to improve labor market outcomes for Afghan jobseekers through managed international labor migration and improved labor market intermediation services domestically; and improve youth access and pathways to existing development programs in line with youth aspirations.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund US$ 40 million


Contact Information
World Bank
Andras Bodor, Endashaw Tadesse Gossa, Zahidullah Hatam
Senior Social Protection Economist

Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled
Hameed Akbar
Director General for Policy and Planning

Sayed Hameed Sadaat
Chief of Staff for Minister of MoLSAMD


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