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Transcript of Afghanistan's Development
Population: About 30 million with a growth rate of 2.5%
School expectancy: Male- 11 years Female- 4 years
Life expectancy: 44 years
Total fertility rate: 6.6 births per woman
GDP per capita: $450
Unemployment: 40% unemployed
Opium accounted for 60% of GDP (in 2004).
Gender equality progress
30th Best in female representation
28% parliment women
Lots of labor availible
Central location- easily to move products and trade with major import/exporters such as India and China.
Lack of infrastructure Rough enviroment Land Locked
Lack of resources Very little education
-Many years of war
Our Proposal for Improving Afghanistan's
Educational System and Overall Well Being
By Peter Cook and Xochi Hernandez History 1979: Soviet Union forces invade Afghanistan.
This is the beggining of a violent conflict between the mujahideen and Soviet troops.
The U.S. supplies many arms to the mujahideen including stinger missiles to shoot down helicopters.
1988: The Soviet Union beggins pulling out of Afghanistan. It has been defeated.
1989 - 1995: A bloody civil war ravages the country as different mujahideen factions fight for control.
1996: Taliban seizes control of Kabul and starts governing country with brutal methods.
2001: U.S. invade and over throw Taliban after they refuse to give up Osama Bin Laden who is held responsible for the September 11th attacks.
2010: President Obama sends in 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan as soldiers face more insurgent fighting.
basicly ALL of the obstacles to development.... OUR PROPOSAL We chose to focus on eduation as a way to better Afghanistan's situation.
This will not only take advantage of Afghanistan's potential of having lots of people avalible to be educated, but will also lead to more human capital. This in turn will lead to an increase in technology, as well a higher employment rate.
The opening of our schools will also provide more jobs for teachers, which will lead to higher incomes, and more savings.
Lastly, we plan on ensuring that the enrollment for our schools will be 60% female, 40% male. This will provide a well-needed environment for the education of female equality, and a way for woman to be able to enter the work force more prepared, since one of the biggest problems in Afghanistan is the inequality towards women. President - Hamid Karzai The Nitty-Gritty
This project is estimated to take about 4 to 6 years to be accomlished.
We would need about $80,000,000 from the world bank to make our goals possible.
This money would go to building new schools, training teachers and staff, and supplying scholarships to families who would normally need there kids to work at home in the day.
This would help open 30 schools, 20 in rural areas, the other 10 in majority rural areas. We are hoping that with encouragment through scholorships and a promise to good education, we can help shape the economy around sucess, rather than negative things such as opium. But remember..... You could be helping THEM