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Labour based road rehabilitation, construction and maintenance (LBRC) Afghanistan


Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Labour based road rehabilitation, construction and maintenance (LBRC) Afghanistan

The rural poor in Afghanistan suffer from a lack of access to basic services and markets. The proposed labour based road construction project addresses these pressing needs of the people and complements an ongoing Swiss livelihood intervention. Through predictable income, the rehabilitation of vital rural infrastructure and thereby ensuring access to services and markets, the project contributes to improve the lives of men, women and children.

Pays/Région : Afghanistan

Durée : 01.06.2014 - 31.08.2016

Afghanistan is one of the least developed countries and the scene of ongoing conflicts. Poverty is widespread and especially prevalent in mountainous rural areas. Degradation of natural resources, extreme weather events and other natural hazards and lack of access to markets and services hamper development and contribute to the vulnerability of the populations.

The people in the project area mostly rely on subsistence farming. Limited livelihood options have often led to harmful survival strategies such as selling livelihood assets (e.g. livestock), migration, child labor and early marriage. An ongoing Swiss livelihood intervention (Livelihood Improvement Project Takhar) shows promising results, but has to be complemented with access to income and markets to bear sustainable benefits.

Objectif : Men and women, girls and boys, especially from poor families living in Rustaq district, improve their livelihoods.

Groupes cibles  : The project targets the population of two watersheds in Rustaq district of Takhar province. The project area covers 20 villages with an estimated total population of 29’000 people. Over the whole duration of the project (4 years), approximately 1’100 workers will be directly engaged in the construction works.

Partenaires  : Other NGO Int Foreign North Swiss Private Sector Terre des Hommes Lausanne

Swiss Budget : CHF 2’416’000
Budget inclusive project partner  : CHF 2’416’000

Coopération Suisse

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