Sustainable Economic Development and Employment Generation Program (SEDEP II)
In Afghanistan, GIZ implements the Sustainable Economic Development and Employment Generation Program II (SEDEP II), a follow-up to SEDEP. It focuses on the problem that the private sector (including farms) in the north of Afghanistan is limited in its ability to generate sufficient opportunities for income and employment for the population. The primary objective of this project is therefore, to increase employment and incomes in selected economic sectors (nuts, milk, poultry, horticulture, wheat) promoted in the north of Afghanistan. A secondary objective is to support the economic activity of women. The measure focuss on the four northern provinces of Badakhshan, Balkh, Samangan and Takhar. There are three fields of action - the first is entirely implemented by GFA, whereas fields 2 and 3 are implemented by GIZ in close collaboration with GFA:
1. The technical, organizational and business management skills of the actors in the value chains and their connections with each other will be strengthened. Public and private sector service providers and representative bodies will be enabled to offer their services in response to demand in future.
2. Rehabilitating rural micro infrastructure, such as irrigation systems and storage systems, including the respective operator models.
3. Improving dialogue between public and private sector actors by means of various dialogue formats in order to tackle the obstacles to developing the individual value chains, to enhance the visibility and legitimacy of the Afghan state and to boost trust between the actors in the value chains.