Summary of publication
This report summarises the progress of Australia’s aid program in Afghanistan from July 2013 to June 2014.
This report finds that the Australian aid program has made a strong contribution towards the four objectives of the Afghanistan-Australia Program Strategy 2013-14, despite the challenging context. Investing resources in policy dialogue and partnership engagement enabled Australia to be influential as a mid-level donor in 2013-14. DFAT’s efforts in strengthening the strategic framework, consolidating the number of initiatives and sectors, and refining monitoring and evaluation has improved the program’s management, quality and effectiveness. To continue to support Afghanistan’s broader transition to self-reliance, in 2014-15, Australia will design and deliver a national-level program that remains flexible enough to respond to changing circumstances.