Find out how the UK will respond to opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with.

Almost 40 years of conflict have left Afghanistan one of the poorest and most fragile countries in the world.

Creating a more stable environment will help reduce poverty and make progress towards the global goals. It will also reduce threats to the UK from violence and extremism, and discourage illegal migration. The challenges are acute with approximately 12.5 million Afghans living below the poverty line and 1.5 million returning refugees or internally displaced people in 2017 alone.

To find out how the UK will respond to opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with please read the full country profile for Afghanistan.

For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Afghanistan, see:

Corporate information