About Us

 

Building Markets creates jobs and sustains peace in developing countries by championing local entrepreneurs and connecting them to new business opportunities. Building Markets' flagship initiative, the Marketplace projects, provide a suite of services proven to catalyse growth and to create, restore and sustain livelihoods. To date, these projects have redirected over $ 1billion into developing economies.

 

The Afghanistan Supplier Directory is part of the Afghanistan Marketplace project, an innovative approach to increase the economic impact, and the resulting peace dividend of the massive international military, aid and humanitarian presence in Afghanistan. Starting as a pilot project in Kabul funder by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) from January 2006 to April 2008, the Marketplace subsequently expanded with additional funding from CIDA from May 2008 to March 2012. Field offices were opened in Kandahar and Mazar-e-Sharif (July 2008 to March 2011) and Kandahar (September 2008 to March 2011). A field office in Lashkar Gah was operated from December 2008 to March 2012, thanks to the generous contribution of the UK Department for International Development (DfID).

 

In Afghanistan, Building Markets provided the following services:

1. Business Portal
2. Business Matchmaking
3. Training
4. Market Information and Advocacy

 

For more information about how you can access any of the above services, please contact us by email afghanistan@buildingmarkets.org.

 

For more information about Building Markets, please visit our website and press room.

 

Building Markets would like to thank the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and USAID who have made this project possible through their generous support

 

About this Site

 

The overarching goal of the Supplier Directory is to help create jobs and inspire long-term economic growth and stability in Afghanistan by facilitating and increasing access to locally available goods and services.

 

The site contains a Supplier Directory with comprehensive profiles of verified local companies searchable by sector and location; relevant research on the Afghan marketplace; and other important information on Building Markets' services in Afghanistan.

 

For more information on Building Markets' work around the world, please visit the "About Us" tab at the bottom of the homepage and the Building Markets website: www.buildingmarkets.org.

 

Building Markets would like to thank the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), who have made this project possible through their generous support.


This site was developed and designed with the services of:

Major Robot Interactive
Tanya Dashevesky
Noah Hilsenrad
Zoe Woodworth