Safeguard and Create Artisan Livelihoods and Enterprises for Underserved Populations in Afghanistan (SCALE-UP AFGHANs)

Afghanistan Inclusive Economic Opportunities
December 2022
December 2025

Through this 36-months Action, ACTED will support a total of 17,475 direct beneficiaries through the support provided to MSMEs and CBDS across specific areas in up to 10 provinces divided in 5 regions of operations: 1) North-eastern region (Badakhshan (including the remote Wakhan corridor) and Nuristan), 2) North-western region (Balkh, Faryab, Samangan and Jawzjan), 3) Central region (Kabul and Bamiyan), 4) Western region (Herat), and 5) Southern region (Kandahar). This support will be provided through VT and business development training, establishment of women’s networks, support to craftsmanship MSMEs through block grants and loans. Approximately 122,325 individuals in Afghanistan will benefit from essential business development support to small businesses and livelihood, strengthened artisan value chains, including job creation, increased craft production, international visibility and have access to financial products.

Current projects

Immediate support to foster agricultural resilience and sustainable livelihoods in rural North-Western Afghanistan (Balkh and Samangan)
Provision of livestock protection package and cash-based food assistance to vulnerable populations in Sar-e-Pol province
Provision of heating assistance, blankets and winter clothing packages to 1,591 conflict affected displaced, natural disasters affected and vulnerable host community households
Life-saving response to earthquake in Afghanistan
Safeguard and Create Artisan Livelihoods and Enterprises for Underserved Populations in Afghanistan (SCALE-UP AFGHANs)
Holistic and multisectoral emergency response, using Settlement Approach, for the population living in and around informal settlements in North, West and Eastern Afghanistan
Services to support the Implementation of FAO’s emergency and resilience project to support vulnerable Smallholder communities and farmers through Emergency Food Security Project
Provision of Consultancy Services under Afghanistan Community Resilience and Livelihoods Project
Services to support the implementation of FAO’s emergency and resilience response project aimed to support vulnerable drought affected smallholder farmers
Consolidation and expansion of community-based education (CBE) in Afghanistan
Enhancing access to education for Out-of-School children in Afghanistan and supporting evidence-driven cash responses in Afghanistan through REACH
Accelerating ending open defecation in Afghanistan, Aqcha, Jawzjan province
Hiring Facilitating Partner EZ-KAR, Package#2 (Mehtarlam, Assabadad, Parun)
Eshteghal Zaiee – Karmondena Project (EZ-Kar), Facilitating Partner-EZ-KAR, Package # 4 (Taluqan)
District Development Fund