Project Name: Livelihood & Economic Development

Roughly one-third of Afghanistan’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is attributed to agricultural activity, with the illicit commercial production of poppy equivalent to between 7 and 12% of GDP. Afghanistan’s service sector has grown, but the economy remains characterized by small-scale export of goods, endemic poverty, and high unemployment. Afghanistan still ranks low among nations in most development indicators, however the latest ranking by the United Nations Human Development Index, which measures health, education, and income, ranks Afghanistan 171st out of 187 countries, a decline from its standing of 169th in 2015. It remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with a poverty rate of 36%. OFRD is working in Afghanistan to find sources of income, job creations and overall economic development through agriculture, poultry, fish farming, dairy and Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs)