Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Cooperation with Afghanistan is committed to five priority areas: good governance (rule of law, political participation and public administration), sustainable economic development and employment, energy, drinking water supply and sewage disposal, as well as education and vocational training. In addition, the German Federal Foreign Office (AA) supervises projects in the area of stability and humanitarian aid.

These sectors were identified on the basis of key development challenges where support is clearly required. The promotion of female empowerment and women’s rights is embedded in   all priority areas.

In regional terms, the German Cooperation with Afghanistan currently focuses mainly on the provinces Badakhshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Kunduz, Samangan, Takhar and on the capital Kabul.  

The following pages provide further information about the German Cooperation with Afghanistan’s priority areas and project examples.