Past Performance

Project Name Client Contract Value Period of activity Types of activities undertaken

Mortgage Market Assessment

HARAKAT- Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization


18 July 2013  to 20 November, 2013

The assessment includes surveys of 1550 households in 5 provinces of Afghanistan (Kabul, Herat, Jalalabad, Kandahar and Balkh), literature review of 6 countries including Malaysia, United Arab Emirate, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan and expert interviews.

Badakhshan Potential Analysis


4 December2013 to 4 February 2014

4 December2013 to 4 February 2014

A preliminary analysis of Badakhshan’s economy to identify sectors that hold the greatest promise for economic growth and equitable wealth creation. The analysis involved in-depth interviews and literature reviews. The in-depth interviews were conducted with provincial authorities of eighteen local government departments, ten local businesses, members of the Chamber of Commerce, and five university professors. The assessment was meant to help a Technical Working Group, established in partnership with provincial authorities and private sector representatives, to develop a Local and Regional Development Plan (LREDP) in the Northeastern province of Badakhshan.

Cross-Border Trade



4 December2013 to 4 February 2014

An analysis of Cross-Border Trade with Uzbekistan through Hairatan Port. The purpose of this analysis was to collect facts, figures, and information about trade exchange between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan through the Hairatan Port, and analyze the bottlenecks and challenges on cross-border trade. We interviewed 10 traders from Balkh province, the Director of the Hairatan Port, and had an open discussion in a workshop with eight officials from the Balkh Chamber of Commerce. We also collected figures on imports and exports through northern ports of Aqina, Sher Khan, and Hairatan from the Ministry of Finance’s Custom Department. We compared data from three years to demonstrate the trend of trade volume between the three northern ports. The analysis serves as a working document for a joined meeting between Balkh Chambers of Commerce and Surkhandarya Chamber of Commerce.

Start-up Impact Assessment


$ 8500

19 January 2014- 19 February 2014

Assessment of 162 small businesses received start-up-fund from GIZ in the provinces of Balkh, Takhar, Badakhshan, and Kundoz. The goal of the assessment was to learn about the businesses current status, their progress, and contributions to the local economy of the provinces. We surveyed all working businesses in these provinces using in-person and telephone interviews. The respondents were mainly the business owners.

University Strengthening and Workforce Development Program


$ 1.5 million

1 January 2014 to 30 December 2016

Afghanistan Holding Group (AHG) has been engaged by FHI 360, as a partner, to provide support to the technical implementation of the USAID funded University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP).  Specifically, AHG will be responsible (in collaboration with FHI 360 and other partners, as appropriate) for contributing to the design and implementation of the following:
1:             Strengthen Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) Systems and Management Capacity, subcomponents involving AHG include but may not be limited to:

1.2. Strengthening Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) management systems for implementing and monitoring university quality assurance and accreditation standards.

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