Summary of publication
This report summarises the performance of Australia’s aid program to Afghanistan over the period of July 2015 to June 2016.
In 2015-16 Australia provided $89.9 million in official development assistance to Afghanistan, and was Australia’s fourth largest bilateral aid program. The program remained focussed on three strategic objectives established in the Afghanistan Aid Investment Plan 2015-16 to 2017-18.
Overall, Australia achieved steady progress towards its objectives through investments targeting gender equality, governance reform, humanitarian needs and security sustainment. Critically, the program achieved this progress against a backdrop of deteriorating security, political uncertainty and poor economic growth. Despite these challenges, our aid investments with non-governmental organisations and multilateral delivery partners ensured that programs of assistance were delivered to those in critical need, often beyond the reach of Afghan government support systems.