UNDP has achieved good results in the areas of rural community-based development, and cross-border cooperation. These initiatives are aligned with UNDP’s strategic priorities, the national development priories, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Livelihoods and Mobility
UNDP supports the government of Afghanistan to meet the sustainable livelihoods needs of returnees and internally displaced people in Nangarhar province, in the wake of the massive and ongoing return of Afghan people from Pakistan and elsewhere. UNDP helps its partners identify economic potential, stimulate the commercial sector enterprises and deliver market-driven vocational training to generate sustainable employment for returnees and receiving communities.
Community Based Agriculture and Rural Development
UNDP works with the government to introduce and strengthen local production and marketing of local crops in tandem with the construction, rehabilitation and development of community-based agro-business related infrastructures in the strategic areas of irrigation, transportation, and agricultural value chain facilities to increase licit household income.
Livelihood Improvement Cross-border Areas
UNDP supports living standards and stability in the bordering provinces of Tajikistan and Afghanistan. We work together with local government officials, civil society and private sector organizations to create jobs, open border markets, and develop private-sector enterprises along the Tajik-Afghan border. More than 130,000 people will directly benefit from these initiatives while the livelihoods of more than 1.8 million people living in target bordering communities will be strengthened.