Highlights from the Asian Development Outlook 2012:
Full responsibility for security is to be handed over to the government by end-2014 as international troops are withdrawn. Since economic development (as well as security) has depended heavily on aid and international military spending, the transition will require the country to ﬁnd new sources of growth and ways to achieve ﬁscal sustainability, in an uncertain security environment. These challenges will require major domestic eﬀorts and reforms alongside substantial external support by donors if development momentum is to be sustained. Read more.
More economic and social indicators for Afghanistan from the World Bank's World Development Indicators online.
The United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report program has prepared a series of reports on Afghanistan.
Partner Institutions and Afghanistan