Eye on Afghanistan

May 6, 2013

"All the stories of our projects [in Afghanistan], some bigger in scope than others, have at their core the common aspirations of a people yearning to make their country a better place. Their dreams and hopes dovetail with UNDP’s core values and mandate in the areas of poverty reduction; democratic governance; crisis prevention and recovery; and environment and sustainable development.

It has become clear that the Afghan people are eager to learn and explore, and take on new challenges. Support from across the world—from governments, aid organizations and corporations—has been vital in that effort. And it is making a difference, as we demonstrate in the pages of the Afghan Development Advocate."

Ajay Chhibber, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator of UNDP and Director of UNDP's Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

Read the entire letter and the full slate of stories of UNDP's results in Afghanistan in the Development Advocate >

Our Stories

  • Afghan police force recruits women to fight crime and stigmaMay 13, 2013Afghan police force recruits women to fight crime and stigmaA programme in Afghanistan is recruiting and training women to join the national police force and increase their security and community participation.

  • Afghan youth vote in historic electionsMay 12, 2014Afghan youth vote in historic electionsThe Afghan elections on April 5th saw a massive turnout of 58 percent, mainly youth and women, illustrating the importance of these elections for Afghan people.

  • Afghanistan: Bringing the police closer to the peopleMay 6, 2013Afghanistan: Bringing the police closer to the peopleThe government of Afghanistan, supported by UNDP, is reaching out to communities in Kabul province to strengthen ties between police officers and regular citizens, resulting in a drop in crime.

  • Afghanistan: Women gain access to clean waterMay 29, 2014Afghanistan: Women gain access to clean waterUNDP is helping women participate in decisions affecting their communities and many are reaping the benefits with cleaner water.

  • Band-e-Amir: Amazing, beauty awesome challengesMar 1, 2016Band-e-Amir: Amazing, beauty awesome challengesA biodiversity project in Afghanistan works with residents of the park on interventions that address immediate needs but also the long-term future of Band-e-Amir and Afghanistan’s other vulnerable areas of natural importance.

Development Advocate: Afghanistan Edition

Explore stories of sucessful projects from UNDP's largest country programme.


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Message from Rebeca Greenspyn
Rebeca Grynspan:

"UNDP believes that the future of Afghanistan, its development and security, is in the hands of its own proud people. Indeed, we look forward to our own drawdown date, when our large-scale presence is no longer needed. Until then, we will continue to work with the Government and the people of Afghanistan to ensure a secure and peaceful future for all."


Read full statement in Development Advocate