Project ID 500AFG4000

On May 25th 2016, the Ministry of Finance Afghanistan and UNESCO have signed a partnership agreement to develop culture and creative industries in Afghanistan through a newly-established Multi-Partner Trust Fund. Recognising the power of culture as a driver of social and economic development, this long-term initiative is established to support the National Program for Culture and Creative Economy (NPCE). The program will focus on three priorities: (i) the promotion of creative industry for employability and job creation; (ii) the safeguarding of cultural heritage (iii) the development of a network of cultural centres across the country to foster heritage education

  • On-going

USD 3,149,533

Total Project Budget

USD 3,011,726

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2017.04.25
End Date 2026.12.31
Benchmark as of 2022.09.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation


Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Culture Afghanistan 3,149,533 3,011,726

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Culture
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.CLT5 - Member States and civil society capacities strengthened to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions through dynamic and inclusive cultural and creative industries
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 30%
  • 70%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%
  • Youth | 15%