Joint Development Associates

Catalyzing Transformational Development


Years of civil war, compounded by Taliban rule and the worst drought in memory, have devastated Afghanistan. Virtually all of the country's institutions and much of  its infrastructure were destroyed or are in need for repair.  JDA has been able to help with reconstruction in post-Soviet Uzbekistan and in Afghanistan.

Two leprosy communities in Karakalpakstan (an autonomous region of Uzbekistan) were supplied with natural gas and stoves after JDA constructed five kilometers of gas pipelines. 

Four new schools were built in northern Afghanistan providing education to more than 6,800 boys and girls.

An irrigation head gate was installed delivering much needed irrigation water to villages in Karakalpakstan.

An education center for the elderly was constructed in Sheberghan, Afghanistan.

In a food-for-work program, more than 398 km of irrigation canals and 476 km of rural roads in northern Afghanistan we rehabilitated.

More than 15,000 men were employed.



The Tuberculosis Children’s Center in Nukus, Karakalpakstan received a new roof.

School construction in northern Afghanistan was facilitated by the production of more than 4,000,000 fired bricks during a food for asset creation program.