Overview

What We Do

UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting Afghanistan and national partners to knowledge, experience and resources to help the Afghan people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in 177 countries, working on their local solutions to national (and global) development challenges. As Afghanistan develops local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.

Our Goals

UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts in Afghanistan to reach these national development priorities. Our focus is helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of: Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Energy and Environment, and Women's Empowerment.

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Empowering Afghan Women

UNDP Associate Administrator Rebecca Grynspan and Afghanistan Minister for Women’s Affairs Husn Bano Ghazanfar and at the signing of the UNDP Afghanistan's Gender Equality Project. more

Our Stories

  • UNDP Afghanistan / SAYEED FARHAD ZALMAI: COLONEL NOOR AGHA IBRAHIMKHAIL, FARZA DISTRICT POLICE CHIEF, MEETS WITH LOCAL VILLAGE HEADS AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS IN FARZA, KABUL PROVINCE.

    Bringing the Police Closer to the People

    Farza, Kabul Province: Colonel Noor Aqa Ibrahimkhail, the district Chief of Police for Farza, located 45 kilometres north of Kabul, is a veteran officer who has more

  • UNDP / Joel Van Houdt : Inside the hydroelectric power plant in Kata Qala village.

    Lighting Up the Homes and Lives of Thousands

    Borghaso, Bamyan Province: Eleven-year-old Mohamed Nasim, who is in sixth grade, wakes up at 5:30 every morning to take computer lessons in a makeshift classroom here more

  • UNDP Afghanistan / Sayeed Farhad Zalmai: Nine-year old Shabana and her brother draw water for their family from Chai-i-Kar's only water source, the Joe-e-Projey canal.

    New environmental councils spur development in provincial communities

    Char-i-Kar, Parwar Province: Standing at the edge of Joe-e-Projey canal in the northern town of Char-i-Kar, Mohammad Tahir, a car mechanic, rues the fate of children more

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  • UNDP AFGHANISTAN / Titus Moetsabi: LIEUTENANT COLONEL LATIF BAYAT AND CAPTAIN ZOHRA DAULATZIA DISCUSS THEIR EXPERIENCES AS POLICE OFFICERS.

    Afghan police recruit women to fight crime and stigma

    Kabul, Afghanistan — It was four years ago that Captain Zohra Daulatzia joined the Afghan National Police. But the mother of two girls still gets excited about more

Projects and Initiatives

 NABDP

National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP)

The National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP) advances national development with a particular focus upon the vulnerable and disadvantaged populations of Afghanistan. The Programme strives to advance progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – especially among Afghanistan’s rural population. It aims to accomplish this through working to reduce disparities by investing in social organization, infrastructure, local economic development and sub-national governance initiatives. MORE

 ASGP

Afghanistan Subnational Governance Programme (ASGP)

he UNDP’s Afghanistan Subnational Governance Programme (ASGP) has supported governance reforms ‘from the first day’ . ASGP is Afghanistan’s only comprehensive subnational governance programme, operating in all 34 provinces and supporting key provincial, district and municipal bodies, as well as the Government’s Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG). MORE

 LOTFA

Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA)

In recognition of the need to build the police force, in May 2002, at the request of the Afghan Government and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA), UNDP established LOTFA. The project supports payment of police salaries, acquisition of equipment, training and gender enhancement in the Afghan National Police. MORE

GEP-II

Gender Equality Project II (GEP II)

The Gender Equality Project II focuses on three major areas or problems that Afghan women currently face; first, lack or weak support provides to women’s right through policies and legal documents of Afghanistan; Second, feeble participation of women in the economic activities of country; this has resulted in women dependency economically on other family members. MORE

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