The Afghanistan Center for Excellence (ACE) is an Afghan owned professional services company. We support national and international stakeholders from the public and private sectors in their quest to tackle pressing social and economic issues the country faces. As part of our fundamental mission, we hope to nurture an entrepreneurial culture in Afghanistan where innovation and adaptability are held at a premium. Through our extensive and engaged network of public and private sector leaders and institutions, we develop and implement pragmatic solutions to Afghanistan’s most critical development challenges. Established in 2012, ACE is headquartered in Kabul with regional offices and presence in Jalalabad, Mazar, Herat, and Kandahar. ACE is managed by a core team of around 50 experienced Afghans with an additional 200 project-based team members (women represent 30% of our core team). Our diverse and dynamic team of experts provide turnkey solutions in effective and culturally appropriate ways.


Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of any economy. Through our consultancy and training services for SMEs and start-ups, ACE promotes a competitive culture at the frontier of economic growth and innovation.

Empower the Afghan Workforce

We want to give Afghan men and women the tools they need to excel in the job market.

Nurture SME Growth

SMEs are the backbone of Afghanistan’s economy, and we want to support them to grow stronger and more resilient.

Reduce Unemployment

We want to see Afghanistan’s youth gainfully employed and contributing to their nation’s development.