Poverty Reduction

Agriculture is the main industry of Afghanistan. Despite the profound agricultural potential of the country, the lack of rural entrepreneurship, lack of access to financing and a weak private sector is a major hindrance to economic growth and job creation. Harsh climatic and geographical conditions dominate most of the territory, combined with the long years of conflict followed by the rapid population growth, have led to uncontrolled and unsustainable use of natural resources. The government's capacity to tackle all these problems remains limited both at the central and regional level. Considerable support for government’s capacity and institutional building remains high on UNDP's development agenda.

Our Goals

The government capacity to tackle all these problems remains limited both at the central and regional level. Considerable support for government’s capacity and institutional building remains high on the country’s development agenda as well as that of UNDP.more

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Reaching the Farthest Provinces

UNDP has supported efforts to bring clean drinking water to an estimated 44,738 families in Badghis Province.more

Our Stories

  • UNDP Afghanistan: Women in Junka Village in Badghis Province used to walk for two hours to get water. Now they have access to water in their village thanks to a project supported by UNDP-NABDP with Spanish funds.

    Local decision-making improves women’s lives in Afghanistan

    In the village of Jukna in Badghis Province, Gulsatan recalls how in earlier days women had to walk four kilometres daily simply to collect drinking watermore

Projects and Initiatives

NABDP

National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP)

The National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP) advances national development with a particular focus upon the vulnerable and disadvantaged populations of Afghanistan. The Programme strives to advance progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – especially among Afghanistan’s rural population. It aims to accomplish this through working to reduce disparities by investing in social organization, infrastructure, local economic development and sub-national governance initiatives. more