afghanistan


CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization National Skills Development Program, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD)
Liaison Officer Dr. Ahmad Shah Salehi
Deputy Minister of Labor
Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs & Disabled (MoLSAMD)
Kabul, Afghanistan
Recent Programs Held in the Country 2012: In-country Program on Academia – Industry Linkage in TVET Program in Afghanistan. July 2-6, 2012
2013: Training Program on Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) for SCA-MoLSAMD, Government of Afghanistan; August 2013
2013: Special In-Country Programs on Champion Leaders Development Program for TVET Skills for Poverty Alleviation; September 28-October 2, 2013.
Ambassador N/A
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila N/A

Economy

GDP $19.654 billion (2016 est.)
GDP Per Capita $600 (2016 est.)
Currency Afghan Afghani (AFN) = 100 pul
Major Exports opium, fruits and nuts, Afghan rugs, wool, cotton, hides and pelts, and gemstone
Major Imports machinery and other capital goods, food, textiles and petroleum products
Major Industries small-scale production of textiles, soap, furniture, shoes, fertilizer, apparel, food-products, non-alcoholic beverages, mineral water, cement; hand-woven carpets; natural gas, coal, copper
Major Export Partners India (42.2%), Pakistan (28.9%), Tajikistan 7.6%
Major Import Partners Pakistan (38.6%), India (8.9%), United States (8.3%), Turkmenistan (6.2%), China (6%), Kazakhstan (5.9%) Azerbaijan (4.9%)
Foreign Exchange Reserves $6,232 Million (2015 est.)
Ease of Doing Business Rank 187 (out of 190)
Inflation 4.7%
Population below Poverty Line 35%
Competitiveness Rank N/A
Employment Rate 98.8% (2008)
Unemployment Rate 1.2% (2008)

Politics

afghanistan-president-ashraf-ghaniAshraf Ghani

Type of Government Unitary presidential Islamic republic
Head of State Ashraf Ghani (President)
Head of Government Abdullah Abdullah (Chief Executive Officer)
Legislating Body/Bodies National Assembly • Upper house: House of Elders • Lower house: House of the People

Social Facts

afghans

Time zone UTC +4:30
Human Development Index 0.465 (low, 171st out of 180)
Literacy Rate 28.1% (Males: 43.1%; females: 12.1%)
% of people with internet access 10% (approx. 2.6 Million)
Life Expectancy Male: 58.20 years; Female: 57.30 years
Doctors per capita 11 physicians and 18 nurses per 100,000 population
Drives on the Right
Calling code +93
ISO 3166 code AF
Internet TLD .af