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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…  


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…  


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,…  


Global Fund Continues to Distribute Bed-nets amidst COVID-19 Pandemic and Insecurity in Afghanistan

Malaria continues to be a major public health problem in Afghanistan, particularly in the eastern and southeast provinces (Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman, Nuristan, Khost and Paktika).  


Inauguration of Training Programme and Awareness on Peace for the Year 2021

Social peace is not possible without trainings, so to achieve a dignified, sustainable and just peace, trainings on social peace and awareness is keys to achieving sustainable peace. Trainings on…  


Promoting a youth-inclusive Peace Process: Debate Session Held at Balkh University

Peace Debates are being organized by the State Ministry for Peace at universities in the each of Afghanistan’s regions, as a means to support Afghanistan’s Peace Process and Reconciliation  


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…  


M&E Tool to Monitor the COVID-19 Services Across Afghanistan

UNDP’s ACTION project has developed a monitoring and evaluation application to collect detailed data on health facilities' preparedness for receiving and treating COVID19 patients.  


UNDP and Investment Facilitation Unit Sign MoU for SDG Financing

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Directorate of Investment Facilitation Unit (IFU) of the Administrative Office of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan signed a Memorandum…  

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