Our Projects

UNDP Afghanistan works in six areas: Environment, Gender, Governance, Health, Livelihoods and Rule of Law.

Our projects work with and complement each other so that the parts add up to a greater whole. Together, they bring long-lasting and transformative change for all of Afghanistan’s people, young and old, men and women.
 

Livelihoods


  • Afghanistan Sustainable Energy for Rural Development (ASERD)Afghanistan Sustainable Energy for Rural Development (ASERD)The ASERD programme plans to establish sustainable rural energy services in almost 200 rural communities over the next four years, providing both electric and thermal energy. Alongside the establishment of village level grids and thermal energy services, the project will pilot seven innovative financing and delivery models for eventual mainstreaming. This will bring sustainable energy to over 50,000 households.

  • National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP) National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP)There is no way to significantly reduce poverty in Afghanistan without a strong focus on agriculture, rural employment generation, the promotion of sustainable livelihoods and the development of rural infrastructure. To this end, the National Area-Based Development Programme, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and UNDP, invests in social organization, infrastructure, local economic development and sub-national governance initiatives.

Governance


  • Making Budgets and Aid Work (MBAW)Making Budgets and Aid Work (MBAW)UNDP’s Making Budgets and Aid Work (MBAW) project provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Finance to develop institutional capacity for improved budget planning and management, policy and strategy development, including aid coordination, for better service delivery. The project strengthens the link between the Afghanistan National Development Strategy, the National Priority Programmes and the national budget.

  • Afghanistan Subnational Governance Programme (ASGP)Afghanistan Subnational Governance Programme (ASGP)The Afghanistan Subnational Governance Programme (ASGP) supports governance reforms in the country’s 34 provinces. It is the only comprehensive source of support to Provincial and District Governors Offices, Provincial Councils, municipalities and the IDLG.

  • Transitional Support to Elections in AfghanistanTransitional Support to Elections in AfghanistanEnhancing Legal and Electoral Capacity for Tomorrow (ELECT II) provided direct support to Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) from 2012 to mid 2015. It also supported the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC).

  • Local Governance Project – Afghanistan (LoGo)Local Governance Project – Afghanistan (LoGo)LoGo aims to make local-level planning and service delivery more accountable; enhance local government outreach, planning, budgeting and monitoring processes; increase service delivery through piloting the provincial budgeting policy; and enhance municipal revenue generation.

  • Institutional and Capacity Support to the Parliament of Afghanistan (ICSPA)Institutional and Capacity Support to the Parliament of Afghanistan (ICSPA)The secretariats of the Upper and Lower Houses of the Parliament, together with UNDP, have recognized that significant institutional reform is necessary for the Parliament to achieve its constitutionally mandated autonomy, and that capacity building is necessary to carry out these reforms.

Rule of Law


  • Afghanistan Peace & Reintegration Programme (APRP)Afghanistan Peace & Reintegration Programme (APRP)Through dialogue and reconciliation, the Government has extended an open hand to the Anti Government Elements (AGEs) though the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP), offering them a dignified and respectful way to renounce violence, to peacefully reintegrate into their communities and to separate themselves from their past while building a future for themselves, their families, and community.

  • Justice and Human Rights in Afghanistan (JHRA)Justice and Human Rights in Afghanistan (JHRA)UNDP aims to boost state capacity, raise awareness among citizens of their legal entitlements and support access to justice for the most vulnerable. We help government ensure that legislation is compliant with international standards and norms, build Ministry of Justice capacity to draft legislation and work with an inter-ministerial task force responsible for taking decisions on human rights.

  • Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA)Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA)In order to strengthen Afghanistan’s ability to maintain law and order, UNDP and the donor community work closely with the Government of Afghanistan to build and maintain a professional police force and implement the reform priorities of the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MOIA). The latest phase of the LOTFA programme began in July 2015 after a lengthy series of consultations among donors, the Government and UNDP. These led to the design of a radically improved project.

Gender


  • Gender Equality Project (GEP II)Gender Equality Project (GEP II)The Gender Equality Project II focuses on three major areas or problems that Afghan women currently face; first, lack or weak support provides to women’s right through policies and legal documents of Afghanistan; Second, feeble participation of women in the economic activities of country; this has resulted in women dependency economically on other family members.

Environment


  • Biodiversity AfghanistanBiodiversity AfghanistanUNDP helps manage and expand protected areas in Afghanistan. We are supporting the establishment of Afghanistan’s Parks and Wildlife Authority. The new institution will create a legal, policy and institutional framework for protected area management.

  • Climate Change AdaptationClimate Change AdaptationUNDP builds government capacity to integrate risk and impact assessments into development plans at the local level. We help the government study climate change scenarios and assess alternatives for the agriculture sector in four provinces. We also assist Community Development Councils to integrate climate change risk into their planning.

  • Global Environment Facility - Small Grants ProgrammeGlobal Environment Facility - Small Grants ProgrammeLaunched in 1992, the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) funds environmental projects implemented by civil society. In Afghanistan, funding has been made available to a wide range of organizations, including those that work on issues related to women, local communities and indigenous groups. These funds have enabled projects covering biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, sustainable forest management, international waters and the elimination of harmful chemicals.

Health


  • Global Fund AfghanistanGlobal Fund AfghanistanAs part of its wider engagement with the UN, the Global Fund has partnered with UNDP since 2003 to ensure that grants are implemented and services delivered in countries facing complex challenges. This partnership focuses on implementation support, capacity development and policy engagement.

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