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Afghan Voices: Afghan Women’s Economic Participation

Last week at the AUAF, Building Markets launched Afghan Women’s Economic Participation Report. At the event, the message was clear: ensuring that Afghan women are supported ... More
Data tells the story of the large scale impact of local spending

Mining for Development: Shift emphasis from CSR budgets to local procurement to have greater impact on poverty reduction

This week, Building Markets and Anchor Chain participated in the Mining for Development conference in Sydney, Australia. Here is what we had to say.... More
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Building Markets launches 2013 Afghan Women's Economic Participation Report

In 2013, Building Markets conducted a nationwide survey to highlight the economic participation of Afghan women. As a result of this survey, Building Markets has created a rep... More
If you don’t want to read the report, just look at this graph. Graph by Kavya Raman.

Impact on the scale of the Afghan economy

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Afghanistan Marketplace Impact Report. From 2006-2012, 680 Afghan businesses won over 1,300 contracts valued at $1 billion, which ... More

Women’s progress in Afghanistan must be irreversible

All around the world, women’s economic empowerment is at the forefront of development debates. Recently, fears have crystallized about a reversal of the opportunities Afg... More
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The Painful Story of Contracting in Afghanistan: I know a guy…

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