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Over 30 years of conflict have left Afghanistan one of the poorest countries in the world. While progress has been made over the last decade, Afghanistan has a long way to go to achieve the MDGs and has agreed a 5 year extension until 2020. DFID’s vision is for a more peaceful, stable, viable and prosperous Afghanistan. In support of this, the UK has committed to maintain current levels of assistance (£178 million per year) until at least 2017.

Top priorities

  • supporting peace, security and political stability
  • promoting economic stability, growth and jobs
  • helping the state to deliver improved services
  • supporting women and girls

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Afghanistan
Afghanistan page on Gov.UK website

Key Info

  • Project budget approved for 2017/2018 More information about the total project budget £134,761,832
  • Project budget as % of DFID budget More information about the total project budget 1.87%
  • Active Projects 14
  • Population (2015, source World Bank): 32.53 million
  • Fertility rate (2014, source World Bank): 4.84
  • GDP growth rate (2015, source World Bank): 0.84%
Sector groups as a percentage of country budget More information about the sector groups
Project budget total by year More information about project funding
Budgets approved at a project level to date. This may be different from the overall operational plan budget for Afghanistan.