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Policy Research Institutions and the Health SDGs: Building Momentum in South Asia, Country Report – Afghanistan

Founder(s): International Development Research Centre (ICRC)
Status: Completed

As Afghanistan begins the process of adopting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is a key time to learn and share knowledge on modes of implementation and roles of various stakeholders in the process. Each country involved in the SDG programme will adopt SDGs according to their contexts, their needs, and their resources. Despite these differences, countries can learn from one another to improve their own implementation models. This research aims to briefly describe Afghanistan’s implementation, with a focus on mapping stakeholders and institutional arrangements for health related SDGs. The objective of this project is threefold:

  • Mapping countrywide institutional arrangements for SDG implementation with a focus on health related SDGs;
  • Understanding the roles of involved institutions and stakeholders, with a focus on policy and research institutions;
  • Identifying challenges and knowledge gaps to improve the process of implementation.