Country Planning Cycles
Country national health planning cycles, health programmatic/project timelines and information on key partners.

Main cycles

Afghanistan National Health Policy 2016-2020
Scheduled review of NHP
Annual Health Sector Review
The MoPH conducts annual result conference followed by strategic retreat on yearly basis.
Fiscal Start Date
December 21
Executive branch:president directly elected by absolute majority popular vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term); election last held on 28 September 2019 (next to be held in 2024
Legislative branch: Meshrano Jirga - all members appointed Wolesi Jirga - last held on 20 October 2018) (next tobe held in 2023)
Legal System: Islamic law

Programmatic Planning and Project Timelines

Window 20002040
National Health Policy Strategy and Plan
National Development
Multi-Year Plan (cYMP) for Immunization
Reproductive Health
WHO Country Cooperation Strategy

Partners in Country

Pooled funding and or SWAP
No but efforts are ongoing to introduce a SWAp
UNDAF rollout cycles
PEPFAR focus countries
World Bank
Country Partnership Framework for the period FY 2017 to FY 2020. The CPF includes funding from the World Bank Group as well as the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) and other smaller trust funds. The CPF comes at a critical juncture as the government seeks to build on important achievements in its first two years, but is faced with a range of challenges from growing insecurity to stagnating growth and rising levels of poverty. The CPF recognizes the government’s ambitious reform program in the midst of the political and economic uncertainty facing Afghanistan over the next four years, and the limited fiscal space for maneuver. Tackling fragility and conflict are long-term endeavors, but selective institutional strengthening focused on key agencies and functions could enable likely drivers of growth, including the agriculture and mining sectors and human capital development. In addition, much more needs to be done to ensure an adequate social safety net system for the poor and vulnerable and supporting firms in managing insecurity related risks. A broad-based social transfer program could help households avoid resorting to negative coping mechanisms, while financial sector development and risk-sharing instruments could support private sector investment.
European Commission
The European Union has a long-term partnership with Afghanistan. Since 2002, the European Union has provided €3.66 billion in development and humanitarian aid, making it the fourth largest donor in support of the Afghan people. Afghanistan is also the largest beneficiary of EU development assistance; together with its Member States, the European Union contributes more than €1 billion in development assistance per year to Afghanistan. In October 2014, the European Commission presented its Multiannual Indicative Programme for Afghanistan (MIP 2014-2020), outlining new development funding of €1.4 billion for the period 2014-2020, i.e. the €200 million per year.

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