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Afghanistan’s Marketplace Goes Virtual
Peace Dividend Trust (PDT) announces the launch of Afghanistan’s first comprehensive online marketplace at www.BuildingMarkets.org.
BuildingMarkets supersedes PDT’s very successful Afghanistan Procurement Directory (http://www.buyafghan.af)
PDT’s Procurement Directory helped the Afghanistan Marketplace project surpass its initial goal of facilitating US$5 million into the Afghan economy. As of April 2008, the project successfully facilitated contracts worth over US$68 million to Afghan businesses, confirming PDT’s reputation as a non-profit organization delivering concrete benefits wherever it works in the world.
BuildingMarkets features the Procurement Directory’s listing of over 3,500 local companies, as well as information about buyers operating in the country, research and white papers relating to Afghanistan’
“With the launch of BuildingMarkets, we’ve moved from having a procurement directory to having a real ‘Business to Business Marketplace’
Starting in July, registered buyers and suppliers on BuildingMarkets will be able to post and receive tender notices about active projects in Afghanistan. Buyers will also have access to detailed profiles of Afghan businesses, supplier ratings, and shared vendor lists. Registration is free and encouraged for all international buyers and local companies in Afghanistan.
The BuildingMarkets initiative in Afghanistan is primarily funded by the USAID Small and Medium Enterprise Development programme, while PDT-Afghanistan’
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Peace Dividend Trust is a non-profit organization that fosters and implements innovations in peace and humanitarian operations. Our goal is to make missions efficient, effective, and equitable, delivering a stronger peace and larger peace dividend. Our Afghanistan Marketplace project connects international buyers to Afghan suppliers, helping to create jobs and inspire long-term economic growth in Afghanistan. Learn more about Peace Dividend Trust by visiting us at www.PeaceDividendTrust.org.