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Afghan economy at a crossroads

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Deutsche Welle, 26 March 2014

In another (English-language) election primer, the German radio station looks at the state of the Afghan economy and the "economic challenges ahead". It quotes AAN's Sari Kouvo:

According to Sari Kouvo, an expert on human rights and co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), the living standards have considerably improved for people who have been able to benefit from the international presence – in terms of funding and business contracts.

"But for the many Afghans who continue to fear night raids and aerial bombings in their everyday lives, change has been marginal," Kouvo told DW, adding that the lives of people in rural areas haven't changed much.

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poverty Economy social affairs