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06 May 2012, Nowabad Shashpol Village, Shibar District, Bamiyan, Afghanistan: Sayed Jafar, second from left, treasurer of the village Community Development Council (CDC) of Nowabad Shaspol meeting in the community hall that was built using funds from the National Solidarity Program (NSP) as a result of the (CDC) focusing the funding they receive on solar power panels, carpet weaving and the building of the community hall. The National Solidarity Program is the Governments national flagship program to support small scale reconstruction and development activities identified by CDC's across the country.About 80% of community sub projects involve infrastructure such as irrigation, roads and electricity all critical for the recovery of the rural economy and governance.The ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development is implementing the program. Picture by Graham Crouch/World Bank
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