Above Poverty Line
government in Afghanistan has launched a National Employment Programme to provide new jobs for its people. As per the initiative, the Afghan government will build 17 water dams in its 17 provinces within the next 18 months that will provide employment to 25,000 people. The programme will also focus on building roads in the rural areas. About 4,700 villages will be covered in the first phase of the programme and about 15,000 villages will be covered next year. Afghanistan has one of the highest unemployment ratios in the world, where around 30 million people live under the poverty line.