Development cooperation

UN Special Trust Fund for Afghanistan, STFA


Afghanistan is one of the least developed countries in the world. Humanitarian and socio-economic situation in the country further deteriorated after the Taliban takeover in August 2021. The UN Special Trust Fund for Afghanistan (STFA), which is composed of several UN organizations, was established shortly after to support joint UN programming in order to meet the basic needs of people in Afghanistan. STFA channels funding to support livelihoods of people in vulnerable positions, food security, basic services and social cohesion. STFA programming is based on communities’ local needs and follows the bottom-up approach. The fund complements humanitarian response with the aim at supporting the survival of people and mitigating the risk of socio-economic collapse. STFA includes eight area-based programs that are rolled out as the funding is made available. In September 2022, altogether 17 UN organizations and 12 donor countries participate in the fund.

Funding decision

9 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health
  • Disaster risk reduction

Field of activity

  • Sectors not specified 100%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth

Funding channel

UN-Multi Partner Trust Fund Office



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