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: Mr. Aydin Aliyev, the Chairman of the State Customs Committee (SCC) during his recent visit to Kabul.

    Azerbaijan Support to Afghan Customs

    Kabul, Afghanistan: The Government of Azerbaijan has delivered special customs support infrastructure to the Government of Afghanistan. Equipment including laptops interactive customs information units and specialmore

  • UNDP Afghanistan : Ali Yawar, 53, is a street vendor from Kabul. His disability has prevented him from earning a descent income in order to support his family.

    Addressing the Working Conditions of Street Vendors

    Kabul, Afghanistan: Ali Yawar, 53, is a street vendor from Kabul. He was a young boy of 18 when he lost his arm during the warmore

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