World Bank Boosts Afghan Irrigation Rehabilitation

The World Bank is granting $97.8 million to sustain the Afghan government’s efforts to rehabilitate irrigation systems nationwide.

The Irrigation Restoration and Development Project seeks to increase crop yields in project areas, decrease water-related disputes, and provide improved hydro-meteorological data to produce more cost-effective designs for the rehabilitation and development of irrigation systems.

The Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water will manage the project, in close coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock.

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    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.