Country Programme for Afghanistan 2016 - 2019

The aim of this Country Programme is well summarized in the aphorism: 'A world safer from the threats posed by organised crime, drug use and terrorism' into reality in Afghanistan. Under the framework of the Country Programme, UNODC will work to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to reduce the consequences of drugs and crime in the country.


The Country Programme has been developed through a series of thorough consultations with relevant ministries. In practical terms, the Country Programme document serves three purposes:

1) the document is to serve as a guiding strategy for the UNODC Country Office for Afghanistan in support of the Government of Afghanistan's efforts in the area of Drugs and Crime.

2) the document will function as a reference for national counterparts and international partners and stakeholders and as a framework for partnerships.

3)the document serves to inform potential donors of the vision, scope and potential of UNODC activities in Afghanistan in support of the Government efforts. It is a living document and will be revised as required.

This Country Programme is based on the integrated programme approach and aims at delivering outcomes and outputs through sub-programmes rather than through standalone projects and initiatives. The integrated approach mirrors the complexity of the drug and crime related challenges in Afghanistan and focuses on four sub-programmes:

Sub-Programme 1 - Law Enforcement

Sub-Programme 2 - Criminal Justice

Sub-Programme 3 - Health and Alternative Development

Sub-Programme 4 - Advocacy, Policy and Research


The Country Programme is also strongly linked to the Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries 2016-19 and Global Programmes allowing UNODC to assist governments to tackle drugs and crime related challenges in the regional and international contexts. The time period covered by this Country Programme is aligned with the commitments made by the Government of Afghanistan in December 2014 at the London Conference as the country entered into the Transformation Decade (2015 to 2024).

Country Programme for Afghanistan 2016 - 2019 (chart)

Country Programme for Afghanistan 2016 - 2019 (brochure)