Achieved Date
1848days in power
number of days to accomplish
Reduce the poverty rate in Afghanistan
In Progress
Socioeconomic Development
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015
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Promise Background
Reports show that Afghanistan has amongst the highest level of urban and rural poverty rates amongst the Central and South-Asian countries, with 36% of the population estimated to be living below the poverty line. President Ghani committed to alleviating poverty in Afghanistan as one of his main pre-election campaign commitments.

Indicators to Measure Progress
  • 1. Independent and credible reports that show a reduction in Afghanistan's poverty ratios
  • 2. Poverty reduction strategies integrated into national and provincial plans.

June, 2015: A number of poverty reduction programs are under implementation in the majority of Afghanistan’s government programs that are managed by various ministries.

This promise will be assessed pending post-2014 reports that measure poverty rates in Afghanistan and integration of poverty reduction strategies in the NUG's ministries.                                                    

Status Updated By: Tolo News                                                                                                

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