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UNDP Afghanistan Dispatch

“When I look out of my window or go out to buy groceries there is a different mood in the city,” says one of our national colleagues. We are not naming him for safety reasons. “People are very…  


In the Race Against Climate Change, Ecosystems are Key

Climate change is testing our planet to the limit, with every single ecosystem, from forests to farmland, facing its own unique challenges.  


Afghanistan’s Peace and Prosperity Depends on Fight against Corruption

Corruption is a central issue for Afghanistan to deal with, as the country made a commitment at the recent Geneva Conference on Afghanistan and as one of the main conditionalities for continued…  


Enduring Partnership for a Peaceful and Prosperous Afghanistan

Afghanistan is going through a transformative period in its recent history. For the first time in decades, there is genuine hope that peace is on the horizon.  


The Opportunity of a Lifetime: My Conversation with Global Superstar Aamir Khan

As a long-time fan of the films of Aamir Khan, I seized the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, when the possibility to ask him a question arose during the Special Edition of UNDP’s Karma Dialogues.  


Making SDGs Integration Work in Afghanistan

Four decades of war and conflict in Afghanistan have hampered social and economic development in the country and resulted in a much slower rate of economic growth in the last decade than could have…  


Universal Basic Income is the Answer to the Inequalities Exposed by COVID-19

As the world copes with one of the most catastrophic pandemics of modern times, laboratory services and testing capabilities are proving to be most critical in tackling the COVID-19 outbreak  


The New UNDP in Afghanistan

A ‘New UNDP’ with transformed approach to development programming in Afghanistan is taking shape. UNDP’s Resident Representative Abdallah Al Dardari writes for Pajhwok Afghan News.  


A New Approach to the Poppy Problem

Napoleon Navarro, UNDP Afghanistan’s Senior Deputy Resident Representative, shares his view on how we can find new ways to eradicate poppy problem.  


Making SDGs Integration Work in Afghanistan

Four decades of war and conflict in Afghanistan have hampered social and economic development in the country and resulted in a much slower rate of economic growth in the last decade than could have…  

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