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Our focus

Afghanistan and UNDP in action

Integrated development solutions driven by country priorities and UNDP’s new Strategic Plan.

Our Strategic Plan 2022-2025 introduces the evolution of #NextGenUNDP into #FutureSmartUNDP. More than a mantra, it is our new benchmark for success in the future of development. Building on UNDP’s 50 years of expertise across 170 countries, this new approach allows us to focus and prioritize where country demands are greatest. By working together in this way, we aim to expand people’s choices for a fairer, sustainable future, with people and planet in balance.

6 Signature Solutions

Supercharged for greater results

Learning from the experience of the last four years, UNDP will:


  • Prioritize where country demands are greatest
  • Focus on UNDP’s strongest capabilities and role within the UN system
  • Refine and develop the signature solutions for greater impact and scale
  • Deliver integrated solutions through a systems approach


Our work

See how our integrated signature solutions – powered by digitalization, innovation and development financing – are accelerating impact and scale in Afghanistan

UNDP in Afghanistan

ABADEI is UNDP’s flagship crisis response programme launched in 2021 as part of the overall UN system’s response to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe and the breakdown of the country’s economy following the August 2021 shift in power in Afghanistan. 

ABADEI, which denotes communities being resilient and inspires hope for a better future in several local languages, is a tailored area-based integrated programming approach to support basic human needs, complementing short-term humanitarian life-saving assistance with the safeguarding of livelihoods and the strengthening of community resilience. It focuses on addressing worsening poverty and vulnerability, supporting community resilience and social cohesion and enabling the rehabilitation of small-scale infrastructure vital for basic human needs.

The geographic target of the ABADEI programme is based on the eight administrative regions of the country. Separate programme strategies have been development for each area, considering their specific needs and characteristics.

The ABADEI Strategy will be implemented in two phases: 6-12 months for the immediate first phase for preservation and safeguarding of essential services and livelihoods and a subsequent 12 months for the second phase focusing on enhancing community resilience.