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Battling the Taliban’s Influence in Schools

Altai Consulting mentioned in Huffington Post Article: “McGruff the Crime Dog in Afghanistan: Battling the Taliban’s Influence in Schools”

“…According to Aschkan Abdul-Malek, of Altai Consulting “The operating and maintenance costs for education in Afghanistan in 2012 are estimated at $170 million, and expected to rise to $235 million in 2014. However, the current budget for operations and maintenance, which doesn’t include teachers’ salaries, is $38 million. As such, without operating and maintenance funding as a priority, much of the investment from the last decade may fall into disrepair or disuse very soon after the transition. Closing this funding gap is critical to the long-term sustainability of Afghanistan…””