The purpose of this program/Grant is to provide a basic labour stimulus and stabilization package for 10 strategic Afghan cities. The overall objectives of the proposal are to:

  1. improve state-society relations where urban citizens see municipalities delivering basic neighbourhood services;
  2. establish a cleaner, safer, and healthier urban environment and public spaces;
  3. improve urban and household economies, especially for the most vulnerable households, including at-risk youth; and
  4. increase private sector confidence and investment. From 2016 to 2019, CGC has been implemented in 10 strategic afghan cities to prove 10,000 people with temporary jobs as part of Jobs for Peace initiative announced by the Government of Afghanistan.
CGC completed
parks along with all equipment such as PCC of footpath, Tree and flowers plantation, recreational and sports equipment, water well and water reservoirs for irrigation of plantation, gate and fences. etc (30 parks completed)
people were hired for a period of one year which created 2,521,000 Job days for the poorest House holds in all 10 covered cities.
sub projects completed the activities completed so far: 37,679 m3 canal cleaned- 800,294 m3 road side ditches cleaned- 322,440 m3 curbs painted- 158,884 m3 solid waste collected and Transported outside of the city – 734 million m2 road swept and cleaned- Trees were planted in 326,000 m2 area.

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The sub projects which are planned through a community action plan by the CDCs (Community development committees) where the representatives are elected through a public ballot process, and are implemented by the CDC. The block grants are provided to each CDC/NDC to implement the Projects on the field. UN habitat plays an advisory role and engineering support for the sub projects during implementation.

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Rajakumar Gollamandala
UN Habitat - Afghanistan