The Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises (ABADE) project is working with a private sector focus to increase domestic and foreign investment, stimulate employment, and increase sales of Afghan products. ABADE is designed to complement other USAID programs that improve the business-enabling environment, workforce development, and access to finance. ABADE's alliances with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) aim to accelerate productivity and job creation by mitigating risk and by using small, catalytic injections of capital to leverage much larger contributions from private companies. ABADE's largest component focuses on public-private alliances/partnerships (PPP). During 2014, ABADE revised its engagement strategy and accelerated the development of public-private alliances with SMEs. ABADE was thus able to develop an increased number of quality investment partnership applications, and ensure a healthy pipeline for Fiscal Year 2015.
|Location||Afghanistan, South Asia|
|Value||USD 123 Million|