During the difficult times of the COVID pandemic, the government of Afghanistan took active steps in ensuring economic and food security for the people most affected by the pandemic.

The government of Afghanistan delegated the task of generating 41,000 casual jobs for the citizens of Kabul province to the National Development Corporation. These casual jobs were paid at a daily wage rate of 300 Afghani. The jobs are designed to respect the social distancing and health protocols required at such a time and employee citizens for a year. The projects revolved around basic infrastructure projects, keeping in mind the limitations with regards to build equipment and machinery. Canals and water resources were reinforced and cleaned through this public work. NDC has managed to employ more than half of the planned total and is working hard at hiring further people for the work required.