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 has 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 more than half of all Afghans living below the poverty line and over 2.5 million returning refugees or internally displaced people expected in 2018. High poverty rates reflect the challenges of limited economic growth, an increased population and deteriorating security, alongside decades of poverty, conflict and instability.
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:
- Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector
- International Development Funding finder tool for funding opportunities by country, sector and organisation type
- Research for Development Outputs for outputs from DFID funded research projects and programmes
- Afghanistan and the UK updates, news and events from the UK government in Afghanistan