DACAAR is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization that supports sustainable development in Afghanistan through promoting the ability of local communities to decide upon and manage their own development process. The organisation employs around 800 national and 10 expatriate staff members. Core thematic areas are: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Natural Resource Management (NRM) Small Scale Enterprise Development (SSED) and Women’s Empowerment (WE). DACAAR is also the facilitating partner for the National Solidarity Programme (NSP).