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 stigma
    May 13, 2013

    A 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 elections
    May 12, 2014

    The 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: Women gain access to clean water
    May 29, 2014

    UNDP is helping women participate in decisions affecting their communities and many are reaping the benefits with cleaner water.

  • Band-e-Amir: Amazing, beauty awesome challenges
    Mar 1, 2016

    A 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.

  • Bringing light to Afghanistan's villages
    Nov 13, 2013

    In Afghanistan, UNDP is bringing sustainable hydro-electricity to Afghanistan's rural and most remote areas. By October 2013, 127 micro hydro power plants had been built, benefiting close to 150,000 people.