UNODC alternative development projects in Afghanistan


Strengthening provincial capacity for drug control

This project aims at strengthening the institutional and operational capability of the Afghan Ministry of Counter-Narcotics' provincial directorates. The project team works closely with the directorates in the respective provinces to better organize and, increasingly, to involve them in planning, monitoring and evaluating efforts related to drug control, in particular alternative livelihoods development assistance.

An important component of the project strategy is to develop counter-narcotics capacity at the provincial level by strengthening UNODC's presence in the provinces that are most affected by illicit crop cultivation. This is to be achieved by ensuring an effective institutional framework capable of providing technical support to meet the increasing needs of the Afghan Government and aid agencies in all sectors of drug control, in particular the integration of alternative livelihoods into development programmes.


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