Impact of COVID-19 on Attainment of SDGs in Afghanistan

Originally published on UNDP site


UNDP Afghanistan launched its third series of COVID-19 Socioeconomic Impact Assessment Note on the potential impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Afghanistan in general and implications on Afghanistan’s Sustainable Development Goals (A-SDGs) in particular. The note is prepared using the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Model developed by UNDP for Afghanistan. These notes are intended to provide the policymakers with the tools to better understand the trade-offs and provide policy recommendations to mitigate the social and economic impacts of the pandemic.

This third note which builds on the first and second notes, assesses the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on the Afghan economy and its impact on the SDGs. Using evidence from recently developed regional Computable General Equilibrium (A-GTAP CGE) model, this note aims to provide the Government of Afghanistan and its development partners with informed policy options to address the immediate impact of the pandemic on SDGs and potential funding options.

The launch was covered by below prominent media outlets.

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BBC Persian: 

BBC Pashto:

Broadcasted by radio report two times in local languages.


Radio Liberty Pashto:

Radio Liberty Persian:

Broadcasted by a radio report four times in local languages.

Sallam Watandar: Produced reports in English, Pashto, Persian and Uzbeki. The network has also broadcasted the report on their 104 affiliated radios across the country in all four languages. Links will be available soon.

Shamshad TV: Web link not available.

Ariana TV: Reportst were produced on their radio and TV channel. Links not available yet.