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UNDP and the European Union Launch US $16.9 Million Programme to Support Women Entrepreneurs in Afghanistan

UNDP in partnership with EU launched a US $16.9 million livelihoods recovery initiative today, to safeguard women’s livelihoods and women-led small businesses  


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 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…  


97 percent of Afghans could plunge into poverty by mid 2022, says UNDP

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 Statement on Afghanistan

UNDP joins the call of millions of Afghans and others around the world for peace, respect for human rights, and access to development assistance for all in Afghanistan -- irrespective of their gender,…  


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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