Project profile — Support to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) - 2017-2020

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Support to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) - 2017-2020 - Overview
IBRD Trust Funds - World Bank (44001)
2017-12-21 - 2020-12-31
Country / region • Afghanistan (100.00%)
Sector • Education, Level Unspecified
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (2.00%)
• Education, Level Unspecified
Education facilities and training (11120) (2.00%)
• Education, Level Unspecified
Teacher training (11130) (2.00%)
• Basic Education
Primary education (11220) (10.00%)
• Secondary Education
Secondary education (11320) (2.00%)
• Secondary Education
Lower secondary education (11321) (2.00%)
• Health, General
Health policy and administrative management (12110) (8.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (10.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (2.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Human rights (15160) (10.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Multi-sector aid for basic social services (16050) (40.00%)
Policy marker • Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (significant objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
Description and results


The Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) was established in 2002, and is administered by the World Bank to respond to the need for a dependable and predictable mechanism to support the Government of Afghanistan’s budget. ARTF is the main multi-donor trust fund for international development assistance to enable national Afghan programs and service delivery. It supports the non-security, recurrent operational expenditures of the Afghan government, and provides grant financing for economic and social development priorities through a number of National Priority Programs. Canada, along with other donors, supports ARTF’s recurrent cost window and investment programs in health, education, and women, adolescent girls' and girls’ rights and empowerment. This project is pivotal to increasing the self-reliance of the Afghan government to deliver basic services to its people. The ARTF supports national priority programs including education, health, agriculture, rural development, infrastructure and governance.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased equitable access to safe quality education, especially for girls; (2) improved access to basic health services and systems, particularly for women and children; (3) strengthened public financial management; (4) increases in agricultural, horticultural and livestock productivity in targeted areas; (5) established and strengthened Community Development Councils as effective institutions for local governance and social-economic development; and (6) improved power supply and access to electricity in the target areas.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of December 2017 include: (1) literacy rates for women and adolescent girls aged 15 and above have increased from 12% in 2007 to 19.9% in 2017; (2) full immunization rates among children between the ages of 12 and 23 months have increased from 36.7% in 2007 to 58.8% in 2017; (3) access to skilled antenatal care during pregnancy has risen from 32.8% to 70% from 2007 to 2017; (4) births attended by skilled attendants have risen from 429,305 (2007-2008) to 938,799 (2017), surpassing the target of 566,683 (2017); (5) the number of qualified teachers has risen from 37,000 (2008) to 115,000 (2017), surpassing the target of 30,000 (2017); and (6) procurement done by line ministry using stand-alone procurement went from a baseline of 0% (2011) to 25% (2017).



Original budget $65,000,000
Planned Disbursement $65,000,000
Transaction Date Type Value
26-11-2019 Disbursement $65,000,000
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