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Afghanistan: Rebuilding Our Nation

This article reviews the six priority subprograms selected as top national priorities for donor funding, at the start of the Afghan reconstruction process. These programs targeted: solidarity and emergency employment; primary health and education; transport; water resource investment; urban infrastructure; and governance infrastructure. For each program, the paper describes its rationale, needs assessment process, financing requirements and potential implementation strategies. It explains how these programs evolved into the form in which they still operate today.