Project profile — Support to the Afghan National Army Trust Fund - 2018-2020


NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organization
2019-03-25 - 2021-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Afghanistan (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Security system management and reform (15210) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to support effective peace and security efforts in Afghanistan through the NATO Afghan National Army Trust Fund. The Trust Fund is a key component of security and stability in the country by helping to ensure the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are sufficiently trained and equipped to fulfill their responsibility of maintaining national security. The Trust Fund, through the implementation of sub-projects, supports activities which include: (1) enhancing operational and strategic planning; (2) providing expert technical assistance and advisors; (3) procurement of essential supplies, including medical equipment; (4) improving the integration and professional development of women; (5) construction of vital infrastructure; and (6) providing training to and professional development of senior leaders and administrators of the Afghan National Army.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project is the increased effectiveness of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in Afghanistan.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) supported 37 projects through Canadian funds; (2) increased the skills and knowledge of the Afghan National Army on key areas such as explosive ordnance disposal and human rights; (3) supported medical consumables and equipment to help sustain the Afghan National Army, enabling them to better respond to the security needs of the Afghan population. To date, the Afghan National Army Trust Fund has supported more than 656 projects.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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