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  • 02 Apr 2013
    24 Provinces Participate in UNDP-Supported Strategic Planning Initiative

    In a move that links a majority of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces to the framework of strategic development planning, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) has rolled out a three-day training workshop that will further consolidate the way forward for a harmonized, single planning system for the Government of Afghanistan. The initiative, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will help IDLG in rolling out Provincial Strategic Plans (PSPs) in ten provinces during 2013.

  • 11 Mar 2013
    UNDP Signs MoU with EUPOL and Afghan Government

    Close to 80 women police officers, prosecutors and members of the legal community in Afghanistan will benefit from a new training package aimed at equipping the justice and law enforcement community with tools designed to curb violence against women.

  • 20 Feb 2013
    Returnee Afghan Women Reclaim Right to Shelter, Access Basic Services

    Meet Hava. About eight years ago she returned from Iran with her husband and three sons. Reminiscing on the past, Hava says, “We had no means to reclaim our own land and were forced to rent a space with minimum amenities. We were continuously harassed by our landlord for not being able to pay the rent in time”. Just a couple of years back, the family was able to access the assistance for shelter for returnees and internally displaced persons provided by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). In 2012, Hava was able to move into her new home.

  • 17 Feb 2013
    Afghan National Police Cadets Return Home from Training in Turkey

    On 16 February 2013, the Director of Studies in the Ministry of Interior’s Training and Education Command, Brigadier General Shah Alam Sapand received the first group of 500 Afghan National Police Graduates returning from the Police Training Centre in Sivas, Turkey.

  • 04 Feb 2013
    Afghan Civil Servants to be Trained in Inclusive Personnel Development and Admin Reform

    UNDP’s National Institution Building Project (NIBP) is holding a Capacity Development workshop to strengthen inclusive and participatory capacity development, and promote universal UNDP principles among project staff and Afghanistan’s civil servants.

  • 27 Jan 2013
    USD 20 Million New Japanese Funding For Livelihoods Generation in Rural Afghanistan

    The Government of Japan will provide an additional USD 20 million for the implementation of livelihoods-support projects in Afghanistan under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-supported National Area Based Development Programme (NABDP). An agreement to this effect was signed in the presence of the Minister H.E. Mr. Wais Ahmad Barmak, Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), by the Japanese Ambassador to Afghanistan, H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Takahashi, and the UNDP Country Director for Afghanistan, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez.

  • 18 Dec 2012
    Korea Gives $50M Support to Law and Order Trust Fund

    The Government of the Republic of Korea will make a contribution of USD 50 million to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-supported Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA). An Agreement to this effect was signed by the Korean Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mr. Seong-doo Ahn and Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, UNDP Country Director for Afghanistan in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Interior, Mr. Ghulam Ali Wahadat, here today.

  • 10 Dec 2012
    50 Afghan Police Officers to Receive Training in Indonesia

    Major Bahaudin from the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and three team leaders Major Mohammad Farouk, Captain Farhad and Colonel Mohammad Noor left for Indonesia last week to attend a training course on traffic and community policing, as well as criminal investigation. They are among 50 police officers from various provinces of Afghanistan who will attend the training of the Afghan police by POLRI, the Indonesia National Police. The training is supported by the UNDP-managed Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA).

  • 27 Nov 2012
    $6.6M Spanish Support to Peace and Reintegration Efforts in Badghis

    Kabul, Afghanistan:The Government of Spain will contribute USD 6.6 million towards implementation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-supported Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Project (APRP) project.

  • 23 Oct 2012
    $2.2M GEF Initiative to Promote Community Action

    The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme that is designed to bring benefits of community-based environmental management to Afghanistan was launched here today. An event to mark the occasion was organized at the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), the designated Government agency for protection of environment. The programme will promote capacity development for community-based conservation efforts, youth participation and livelihoods generation at the local level.

  • 04 Sep 2012
    Capacity Development Workshop Supports Afghan Civil Servants

    The UNDP’s National Institution Building Project is holding its second capacity development workshop to strengthen inclusive and participatory capacity development and promote universal UNDP principles among project staff and Afghanistan’s civil servants.

  • 22 Jul 2012
    600 Indian Scholarships Boost Agricultural and Civil Service Reform

    Agricultural research and development is expected to receive a major boost in Afghanistan with the formalization of an agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and the Government of India that will allow Afghan students to avail of over 600 scholarships to Universities in India over the next five years. The scholarships will be granted for Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. programs in the fields of Agriculture, Civil Service and Forestry.

  • 24 Jun 2012
    New Multi-Million Dollar UNDP - Japanese Partnership Strengthens Afghan Democracy in Nine Provinces

    Four million Afghan voters and nine provinces can look forward to more effective elections and a more responsive democracy following a US$8.6 million agreement signed today between H.E. Reiichiro Takahashi, the Ambassador of Japan and Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, the Country Director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in the presence of the chairman of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), H.E. Fazal Ahmed Manawi.

  • 08 Apr 2012
    National Governance Forum To Review Progress on Development Benchmarks

    Over 50 high level ministers and government officials of Line Ministries participated in the Governance Forum held on 14 March 2012 held at the Marble Palace, Sadarat, Kabul. The forum was co-chaired by H.E. Senior Minister Hedayat Amin Arsala, Head of the Governance Cluster and H.E Omar Zakhilwal, Minister of Finance.

  • 08 Apr 2012
    UNDP Supports Media Learning Course on Budgeting

    Twenty journalists from Afghanistan working in leading media organizations in Kabul, Afghanistan participated in the one day interactive learning course event titled 'Know Your Budget'. The course was organized in partnership with the Ministry of Finance and UNDP Making Budgets and Aid Work Project. The course covered subjects such as preparation of national budget, its relevance and implication at national level, how the budget addresses priorities that will benefit the people of Afghanistan and measures to promote sound Public Financial Management.

  • 31 Jan 2012
    Street Art captures Child's Eye View of Police In Afghanistan

    Resonant with meaning, street art said it all. Through gentle strokes of brush and an imagination leavened by their daily interactions with the police force that best symbolizes the writ of the state, children spoke loud and clear. "The Child's Eye View" was a special art show unveiled on the occasion of the launch of the Police Perception Survey 2011, here today. The show profiled the work of 50 street children aged 8 to 15. Their paintings represent the veritable agenda for the police that young, tormented souls on the street would like to have for their country.

  • 14 Dec 2011
    Afghan Government and UNDP Sign Letter of Intent for 'On-Budget' Support

    The Government of Afghanistan and UNDP signed a Letter of Intent today as a major step towards 'on-budget' support for UNDP-funded programmes.

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Results in Focus
UNDP Afghanistan 2013 Annual Report

During 2013, UNDP Afghanistan remained committed to maintaining a close working relationship with Afghanistan’s government and people. It reorganised its work around the areas of inclusive and legitimate politics; sub-national governance and development; rule of law; and the cross-cutting areas of gender, capacity development, and poverty and the environment. In this context, projects were implemented and results achieved in the areas of peacebuilding, rule of law, democratic governance, poverty reduction and livelihoods, and managing resources for sustainability and resilience. For more information, please download the full report. English PDF