The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

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Key partners

Afghan Institute for Civil Society

Japan International Cooperation Agency

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

World Bank

UNOPS has supported national reconstruction and development efforts in Afghanistan since 1995. In collaboration with governments, UN organizations and other partners, UNOPS supports the construction of sustainable infrastructure throughout the country.

With national ownership and capacity development as key priorities, UNOPS strengthens Afghan institutions and provides efficient operational support when facilitating partner projects. In addition, UNOPS supports multi-country programmes that have activities within Afghanistan including Small Grants and Peace and Security.

UNOPS is currently supporting the Afghanistan Community Resilience and Livelihoods Project funded by the World Bank and the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund. The project will help provide short-term livelihood and income opportunities for Afghans and deliver urgent basic services in rural and urban areas. Read the Environmental and Social Management Framework here.

Key Information

  • UNOPS impact in Afghanistan

    • Improved accessibility to basic services through construction and rehabilitation of more than 10,000 km of roads.
    • Enhanced access to electricity for 1,500 households and 100 small business enterprises, totaling approximately 15,000 beneficiaries through the establishment of a renewable energy facility.
    • Improved rural livelihoods and access to social protection by supporting the National Emergency Employment Programme, creating 2.5 million labour days and allowing the rehabilitation of 20 bridges.

  • 98.7%
    Access to electricity
    Access to electricity (% of population)

    Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity. Electrification data are collected from industry, national surveys and international sources.

    Source: (2021)

    Life expectancy at birth
    Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

    Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

    Source: (2021)

    Total population

    Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

    Source: (2021)

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    UNOPS Afghanistan

    PO Box 1772



    Tel: +93 791695492

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