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Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been allocated to Afghanistan Growth Fund; and who its contributors are. (211737)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has allocated £30 million to the Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility (AICF, formerly the Afghanistan Growth Fund). Roshan Telecom, a private Afghan firm and the country's largest taxpayer, has committed US$100,000. Further private sector investment is expected as the AICF develops. Discussions with other donors are ongoing to finalise pledges.