About me: Mohammad Abid Amiri is an Afghan citizen currently working toward an M.A. in International Development at The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. In 2011, he earned a double bachelor’s degree in Economics and Global Studies from St. Lawrence University. He has worked at American Councils for International Education as a program associate in Washington, DC, and as a program manager in their Kabul office. His work on unemployment in Afghanistan is published in the first issue of Global Journal and was presented at the 2010 Northeastern Economic Annual Conference in New York City. In addition, his research papers about Muslim-Americans’ representation in the media, and Road Reconstruction in Post-Conflict Afghanistan are published in Islam and Muslim Societies Journal, and International Affairs Review. He is fluent in Pashto, Dari, English and Urdu.

Abid writes extensively about international development projects in Afghanistan. He is a regular contributor to the Diplomatic Courier Magazine, and several other Afghan online newspapers.

One of my favorite pieces of advice that I’ve ever received was ‘people let life pass them by while they’re making grand plans for it.’ I absolutely believe that and try to live by it. Right now, I’m blessed to be where I am.

For more information, please visit http://about.me/abid.amiri

About this blog: The purpose of this blog is to share my articles about international development projects in Afghanistan, current economic news out of the country, and present my analysis.  This way I want to promote transparency, coordination, and aid effectiveness in development projects across Afghanistan.

General disclaimer: As noted at the bottom of each page, unless otherwise cited all commentary on this site represents my personal views alone, is produced in my own time.