Afghanistan

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

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

Provision of emergency food assistance to IPC Phase 3 and 4 populations in Nuristan Province, in Mandol, Nurgaram, Parun, Wama and Waygal districts

Provision of Consultancy Services under Afghanistan Community Resilience and Livelihoods Project

Services to support the Implementation of FAO’s emergency and resilience project aimed to support vulnerable Smallholder communities and farmers through Emergency Food Security Project

Cash for Education for 9,031 households in Nuristan province

Registration exercise for cash for 30,178 households for winter response in Badakhshan province

Provision of Consultancy Services under Afghanistan Community Resilience and Livelihoods Project

Provision of Emergency WASH Assistance to vulnerable people in Kandahar

Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development Making Markets work for SDGs

CCCM Multi-sectorial Service Provision and Coordination in ISETs in Mazar-e-Sharif and Jalalabad

Services to support the implementation of FAO’s emergency and resilience response project aimed to support vulnerable drought affected smallholder farmers

Emergency livelihood assistance to safeguard food and nutrition security and sustain local production of food among most vulnerable rural families affected by multiple shocks in Afghanistan

Emergency livelihood assistance to safeguard food and nutrition security, sustain income and local production of most vulnerable rural families affected by multiple shocks in Afghanistan

Provision of integrated humanitarian assistance, including WASH, Education, and child protection services to the most vulnerable populations including extremely vulnerable children (and their families) in NR

Sustaining Essential Services Delivery Project (Support for Afghan People)

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

Responding to emergency livestock and agricultural needs in Badakshan province

Accelerating ending open defecation in Afghanistan, Aqcha, Jawzjan province

Emergency Food Aid in Northern Provinces of Afghanistan

Provision of humanitarian WASH response and durable solutions to vulnerable people in humanitarian need

Hiring Facilitating Partner EZ-KAR, Package#2 (Mehtarlam, Assabadad, Parun)

Hiring facilitating partner (FP) : Urban CCAP Second Additional Financing Expansion : Faizabad

Eshteghal Zaiee – Karmondena Project (EZ-Kar), Facilitating Partner-EZ-KAR, Package # 4 (Taluqan)

District Development Fund