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The Alternative Development Sub-programme of the Country Programme (2016-19)  is designed to support and develop alternative development interventions in accordance with the national strategies of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA), namely the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) and National Drugs Control Strategy (NDCS), and United Nations Development Assistance Framework  (UNDAF) Pillar-1 (Economic Development). The Sub-programme provides support on three fronts:

Implementing multifaceted community-based innovative Alternate Development (AD) projects with an active community-led Counter-Narcotics (CN) element. This involves (a) support for the Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MCN) strategy to expand the Food Zone Concept to other CN-Priority Provinces, and (b) support for small-scale innovative AD concepts in the 41 CN-Priority Districts, as targeted by the Joint MCN-MAIL-UNODC TWG on AD, in consultation with the Provincial and District-level stakeholders.

Strengthening GIRoA capacity on Alternative Development (AD) policy development, program planning and monitoring. This involves ongoing training, mentorship and regional exposure visits for MCN, MAIL and other ministerial partners with a view to build AD capacity within the Government and building regional linkages on AD.

Improving coordination of AD-related work between the government and non-government stakeholders. This involves support for (a) improving coordination between MCN and other government ministries such as Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Ministry of Commerce and Investment (MoCI) and Ministry of Women Affairs (MoWA), and (b) between ministerial partners and donors/international development agencies/UN agencies.

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