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USAID funded Alternative Development Program Eastern Region (ADP/E)

Business Need

ADP/E was one part of a multipolar strategy to reduce poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, a balanced approach of incentives and disincentives that included public information, eradication, interdiction, prosecution, and alternative livelihoods. ADP/E’s goal was to accelerate broad-based, sustainable regional economic development in the Eastern Region.


They engaged with India Futures to build the capacities of their teams to enhance collaboration, productivity and navigate uncertainty in a conflict zone.


The project aimed to help accelerate economic growth and business activity and provide an immediate alternative source of income to poor households whose livelihoods depend, directly or indirectly, on the opium economy.

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