Read on to learn what Catherine Kannam and David Vose contend are the three foundational pillars that will support lasting peace in Afghanistan.

This post originally appeared on Devex.

As negotiations between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban raise hopes for peace, it remains as important to stay focused on what comes next. It is time to start thinking about, and working toward, prosperity and the conditions that will ensure the entire country can realize the dividends from this achievement.

The economic benefits from peace must be felt by a wide, inclusive swath of Afghan citizens to ensure that all sides remain committed to its enduring success. The Afghan government, peace negotiators, and the international community all must rally around a set of strategies to unlock inclusive, broad-based growth that touches all levels of society, including ex-combatants, returnees, internally displaced persons, the emerging middle-class of urban citizens, successful businessmen, and women.

A peaceful Afghanistan has tremendous economic potential, but Afghanistan will need help in three key areas to achieve that potential … Read the full post on Devex.

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