Tag: "Afghan First" in Afghanistan

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Quarterly SIGAR Report (January 2011)

We’re Back! With Highlights from SIGAR.

PDT’s Afghanistan team is back on the blog train, folks, and we've got a lot of posts coming your way this month. First, we'll save you the trouble of reading all 160+ pages... More

Current Contracting Loses the COIN Fight

One of the brilliant effects of Afghan First, maybe the reason that I believe that it will lead to a stable and secure Afghanistan faster than any other economic policy, is th... More
An Afghan business owner during a Q&A session

The Afghan First Outreach Event – Not Your Typical Meet and Greet

We here at Peace Dividend Trust are ardent Afghan First supporters. Connecting buyers with Afghan suppliers and facilitating contracts between the two is our bread and butter.... More
Afghan First Logo

Afghan First Gets the NATO Seal of Approval

“Afghan First” is a phrase regularly used by Peace Dividend Trust staff to explain the importance of keeping money designated for Afghanistan spent IN Afghanistan not ON A... More

Product Exhibitions at the Forefront of October ‘Event Month’

October’s “event month” has finally come to a close. I say event month because PDT participated in three product exhibition-type events (AgFair, the AISA International E... More

COIN Contracting Pt 2: Tactical Patience Matters

As promised, I’m going to focus on “pace of operations,” “operational necessity,” and local procurement for part two in this series. To wit: current demands on Afgh... More

Rethinking Contracting as the Front Lines of COIN, Pt 1

Many international organizations (IOs) are making good-faith efforts at local procurement, without PDT involvement. They do the best they can to collect and store company inf... More
sewing room - ANG

Local Woman-Owned Companies Win A Large Manufacturing Contract that Will Benefit Afghanistan

In 2008 Peace Dividend Trust (PDT) was approached by an international buyer’s head of contracting in Afghanistan to put together a conference for women-owned businesses. The... More

Tips from the Experts: How to Make Afghan First Work

We know that local suppliers are eager to do business with international buyers, and that buyers increasingly want to do business with Afghan vendors (thanks Afghan First!). S... More

It’s hot, it’s dusty and it’s dangerous. It’s Helmand.

This week I’m in Helmand province on the Lashkar Gah Provincial Reconstruction Team compound with PDT Field Manager, Leigh Ryan. I’m here to begin the process of measuring... More

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