Afghanistan: Life as the governor of Parwan province
1 February 2013 Last updated at 00:41 GMT
As Afghanistan prepares for the departure of Nato forces by the end of 2014, the country faces an uncertain future.
As well as continuing militant attacks, and insecurity, there's a weak economy to deal with. So how are Afghan officials coping with these challenges?
Orla Guerin has spent a day with one man who is grappling with these problems, while trying to stay one step ahead of the Taliban.