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Afghanistan is in a period of transition. By the end of 2014, the majority of international forces will have withdrawn from the country and Afghanistan’s national security forces will take over full responsibility. This process of transition from dependence towards self-reliance is the essence of adolescence which is why this is considered the most critical stage of a person’s life. 

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The very importance of population data in the formulation of government policies up to their implementation and monitoring can never be over‐emphasized. Population data provides essential information which is used in the preparation of efficient and effective development programs for the welfare of the people.   Lack of up‐to‐date and accurate data hinders any development of an area since data are important for evidence‐based planning, programme development, and project monitoring. 

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Kabul was the fourth province to have sucessfully completed the Socio-Demographic and Economic Survey (SDES) in the country. The SDES in Kabul was launched in June 2013, jointly by the Central Statistics Organization and UNFPA, where the latter provided the technical assistance to the entire survey operations.

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This publication reveals the true picture of Bamiyan population in terms of their education, employment, fertility, age and sex structure, mortality, household and housing characteristics, which could be used by the local government and other players as a guide in charting their development goals and aspirations for Bamiyan and its people. 

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Kabul was the fourth province to have successfully completed the Socio-Demographic and Economic Survey in the country. SDES in Kabul was launched in June 2013, jointly by the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) where the latter provided the technical assistance to the entire survey operations.

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The publication of the Socio-Demographic and Economic Survey (SDES) for Ghor is a significant achievement for the Afghanistan Central Statistics Organization (CSO). The first SDES was conducted in Bamiyan Province in September 2011. In the following September it was rolled out in the provinces of Ghor and Daykundi, with financial support from the Government of Japan and technical support from UNFPA.

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The Central Statistics Organization (CSO) celebrates the publication of the Socio-Demographic and Economic Survey (SDES) for Daykundi. This important survey was first conducted in the Bamiyan Province in September 2011 and subsequently in Ghor and Daykundi Provinces during September 2012 with the financial assistance of the Government of Japan and the technical support from UNFPA.  

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This assessment is part of expert support provided by UNFPA to the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs. The goal of the assessment was to examine state and non-state agencies providing services for victims of gender-based violence on provincial, district and community levels in three pilot areas of Afghanistan (Bamyan and Nangarhar provinces and Kabul city). 

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The Afghanistan national Development Strategy (ANDS) charts how the Government and its Partners meet the country's development needs.

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This document lays out the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP), between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United Nations Populations Fund, on their respective roles and responsibilities in the implementation of the CPAP. 

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