The Iranian regime uses dumping practices and unfair competition to undermine growing industries in Afghanistan. These efforts have led to the closure of 300 shoe shops in just one year.
The provincial government has created more than 500 jobs for citizens returning from Iran and Pakistan, and for families of those disabled or killed in conflict.
Increasingly violent crackdowns on protests, little hope for economic opportunity, and shame in the country's security forces are just a few factors dampening Iranians' mood.
The provincial government has training programmes for women to learn how to grow, care and collect saffron -- a lucrative alternative to poppy.
The programme is aimed at helping those internally displaced by conflict earn an income by learning trades.
Farmers harvested 1,600 tons of oranges in previous years. After Afghan security forces liberated the district from the Taliban, orange yields increased to 5,200 tons.
Deprived of its previous sources of revenue, including oil smuggling, ISIS is struggling to find alternative means to raise money.
Iran has suffered a sharp economic downturn, with a plummeting currency sending inflation skyrocketing and driving up import prices. Russia appears to see an opportunity.
Officials are trying to encourage the use of the Afghani.
No longer held back by the oppressive Taliban regime, women are taking advantage of programmes aimed at helping them provide for their families.