Policy Unit

The Policy Unit supports policy analysis, dialogue and strategic research to the UNDP in Afghanistan and the Government of Afghanistan.

As UNDP continues its role during Afghanistan’s transformation decade, the Policy Unit seeks to strengthen the coherence of UNDP’s intellectual and policy leadershipin areas of its competence. As a reputed multilateral organization UNDP enjoys an ability to convene the government, the donor community, and other stakeholders to discuss and reach conclusions on major policy and substantive issues, a key role the Policy Unit supports.


Policymakers, UN system and development actors in Afghanistan use evidence-based and innovative ideas to design, influence and inform human development policy and impact change processes


To position UNDP as a thought leader in the development, advocacy and use of rigorous human development policy research and analysis by policymakers and development actors in Afghanistan’s transformation decade

Latest HDR Publications


2014 Human Development Reports

The 2014 Human Development Report “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience” - shows that overall global trends in human development are positive. Yet, people at all ages are also facing threats and challenges to their wellbeing, including by natural ormore


Global Human Development Reports 2013

The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development. The Reportmore


HDR Brainstorming sessions

Human development refers to the process of enlarging people’s choices. The most critical of these wide-ranging choices are to live a long and healthy life, to be educated and to have access to resources need for a decent standard of living. Additional choices include political freedom, guaranteedmore

Solutions Exchange
Solution Exchange

Solution Exchange is an UN-sponsored service that connects development professionals with similar interests ("Communities of Practice") for the purpose of sharing knowledge and experience towards the common objective of problem-solving.

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Latest MDGs Report
Afghanistan Millennium Development Goals Report 2012

The 2012 MDG Report from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which presents an analysis of MDG progress in the country and spotlights serious and persistent development challenges to MDG achievement.

National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2011 - 2012

The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (NRVA) is a nationally representative multi-purpose survey, covering a variety of development sectors and cross-cutting themes, like poverty and the position of women. It provides information required for monitoring development progress and formulate development policies and programmes. The survey was conducted by the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and provides results that are representative at national and provincial level. 

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