Close to the people - outside the cities too
One of the world’s poorest nations, Afghanistan is a priority country for German Cooperation. The international community has been supporting civilian reconstruction since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Germany is assuming particular responsibility in Badakhshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Kunduz, Samangan and Takhar Provinces and in the capital Kabul.
The German Cooperation with Afghanistan’s key focus is to build an Afghan state that respects, protects and guarantees human rights, fights corruption and drug cultivation, provides domestic security, creates a reliable legal system, and is recognised by its citizens as their legitimate representative and provider of services which meet their basic needs. It affords its citizens legal certainty and offers them prospects for the future and opportunities to have their say and shape their own lives and the economic and political spheres. Germany is assisting Afghanistan with fighting poverty and improving its governance and economic performance, thereby paving the way for lasting stability and security, including in non-urban areas.
As well as German Cooperation with Afghanistan’s activities in the six priority provinces in the north of the country, Germany funds projects which extend into Bamyan, Faryab, Daikundi, Herat, Jowzjan, Kandahar, Khost, Nangarhar, Paktia and Sar-e Pul Provinces.