Launch of the "Listening to Women Entrepreneurs in Afghansitan" Report

Their Struggle and Resilience

April 17, 2024

Despite facing formidable challenges, women-owned and -led businesses in Afghanistan continue to demonstrate remarkable resilience, serving as vital pillars of economic stability and hope amidst adversity. These insights emerge from a comprehensive report titled "Listening to Women Entrepreneurs in Afghanistan. Their Struggle and Resilience," released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 

The report brings together insights from various data collection methods conducted over the last three years. It includes data from in-depth interviews in 2022, focus group discussions in 2023, and a 2024 quantitative survey with responses from more than 3,100 women, providing one of the most detailed views into the changing circumstances of women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan.