Afghanistan Development Update : Surviving the Storm

The report examines the coronavirus impacts on Afghanistan’s economic development as the country faces continued insecurity, uncertainties regarding future levels of international support, and the expected initiation of peace talks with the Taliban.

The report warns that the proportion of Afghans living in poverty may increase from 55% in 2017 to between 61% and 72% in 2020 because of declining incomes and rising prices of food and other vital household goods.