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The Special Trust Fund for Afghanistan supports programming in the areas of socio-economic recovery for building social cohesion and protect critical livelihoods while strengthening links to peace and humanitarian actions, including basic human needs.

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Contributions

Contributions

Germany Germany $56,493,350
Sweden Sweden $30,111,827
Norway Norway $22,035,362
UNDP UNDP $6,081,465
Qatar Qatar $4,999,970
Turkey Turkey $3,000,000
Luxembourg Luxembourg $2,264,558
Czech Czech Republic $653,782
Czech Iceland $586,467
  Total $126,226,781
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STFA Timeline

15 August 2021

The power shift in Afghanistan has resulted in severe economic instability, triggering humanitarian and development crises.

September 2021

UNDP’s Rapid Appraisal of Economic Instability & Uncertainty in Afghanistan warns near universal poverty of 97 percent by mid-2022 due to socio-political impact of the crises. UNDP starts developing area-based programme to complement humanitarian efforts and sustain essential livelihoods of Afghan people.

October 2021

UNDP proposes Area-Based Approach for Development Emergency Initiatives (ABADEI) Programme for Community Resilience in Afghanistan for eight regions of Afghanistan.

November 2021

STFA holds its first Steering Committee, approving its Terms of Reference (TOR) and ABADEI as its strategic approach. The DSRSG/RC/HC chairs STFA High-Level Advisory Board endorsing the TOR, highlighting strategic importance of STFA under UN Transitional Engagement Framework for Afghanistan .

December 2021

STFA’s second Steering Committee approves joint programme initiation plan for Northern and Southern regions of Afghanistan. 14 UN agencies have joined STFA. Six contributing donors (Germany, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, Luxembourg, Czech Republic) and UNDP provided US$ 96.61 million of funds to STFA.

January 2022

UN in Afghanistan launches the Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF) to assist Afghanistan in 2022 by saving lives, sustaining essential services, and preserving essential community systems.

Feb-Mar 2022

17 UN agencies in Afghanistan have now joined STFA and submitted Joint Programme for eight regions for two-year programming period across the four thematic pillars of the ABADEI Strategy with an estimated budget of USD 2 billion (USD 1.2 billion for regional joint programme and USD 0.8 billion for sectoral programme).