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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

Read more about Afghanistan


Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


0 million

2015, source World Bank

% living below $1.90 per day


source World Bank

GDP growth rate


2015, source World Bank

Sector groups as a percentage of country budget More information about the sector groups
Project budget total by year More information about project funding



DFID Total