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UNDP welcomes US$ 11.2 million contribution from Sida to the Special Trust Fund for Afghanistan for UN’s response to basic needs crisis

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) welcomes the announcement of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to contribute a US$ 11.2 million (SEK101.5 million) grant…  



Afghanistan: Socio-Economic Outlook 2021-2022

Already the poorest country in Asia, Afghanistan’s economic base has long been too small to support its population of 40 million. Annual per capita income had declined from US$650 in 2012 to US$508 in…  


Policy Brief: The Afghan Banking and Financial System Situation Report

The purpose of this Brief is to document the status of the banking and financial system infrastructure prior to 15 August 2021, as well as the current situation in the three months since.  


Afghanistan banking in disarray, says new UNDP situation report

Kabul, Afghanistan, 22 November 2021 – A new situation report released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says Afghanistan’s financial and bank payment systems are “in disarray.”  


Lifeline support from UNDP and the Global Fund keeps Afghanistan’s health facilities open

A key part of this emergency bridging effort to keep the health system functioning was to ensure health workers got paid. UNDP transferred salaries for the month of October to over 24,000 health…  


New UN Development Programme emergency initiative to support Afghan people in need

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new crisis response initiative embedded as part of the overall UN system’s response that will contribute to preventing a humanitarian…  


Economic Instability and Uncertainty in Afghanistan after August 15

The study, which analysed four potential scenarios of escalating intensity and isolation, indicates that real GDP could contract by as much as 13.2 percent, leading to an increase in the poverty rate…  


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…  


Fighting COVID-19: UNDP Supports Afghanistan with Home-based Care for Patients

Afghanistan is going through a third wave of COVID-19 pandemic. The spread of the virus in the third wave exponentially reached record high of 2213 confirmed cases on 17th June 2021. As of August 2nd,…  

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