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UNFPA Afghanistan Biannual Newsletter, Vol III, Is I 2018

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The fourth country programme was signed by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, represented by the Ministry of Economy and UNFPA. A programme steering committee was established under the leadership of Ministry of Economy with members from Ministries of Public Health, Women’s Affairs, Interior Affairs, the Central Statistics Organisation of Afghanistan, the Deputy Ministry of Youth Affairs, Kabul University and the Afghan Parliament. The committee meets annually to oversee the progress in programme implementation and provide strategic guidance.

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UNFPA Afghanistan Biannual Newsletter, Volume II, Issue II 2017

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UNFPA is the United Nations agency which leads global efforts to help ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA is mandated by the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), held in Cairo in 1994, to reduce infant and child mortality, reduce neonatal, maternal mortality, and increase access to reproductive health services including family planning. The Cairo Consensus placed these population and development issues within a human rights-based framework, and UNFPA is committed to integrating human rights into its work globally.

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The Thematic Report on Child Mortality is one of a series of studies which analyse SDES data sets to help develop this knowledge base.

 
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Five years ago, the Socio-Demographic and Economic Survey (SDES) began as a major collaborative effort to create a snapshot of the situation of Afghanistan’s population today, down to the level of individual villages. Starting in Bamiyan province in 2011, the survey has completed this detailed mapping for six provinces, with more provinces in process.

 
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The Thematic Report on Migration is one of a series of research studies which analyses and draws important lessons from the SDES data which can then be used to inform development policies and programmes.

 
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The SDES was led by the Central Statistics Organization (CSO), with technical support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). This historic effort provided a compilation of data disaggregated by sex, age group and district, giving an unprecedented snapshot of the situation of each province at district level and its people to guide policymaking, development action and service provision. Similar survey is being rolled out in all provinces of Afghanistan.

 
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The information contained in this report serves as a basis for policy decision making, programme  management, and project evaluation. CSO aims to widely disseminate this analysis to promote better understanding of the situation throughout the country.

 
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It is the aim of this report to bring information about the condition of maternal health to policy makers, programme managers, and project evaluators such that appropriate plans and programs could be prepared in order to improve the situation of the mothers in Afghanistan.

 
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