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Title Country cooperation strategy at a glance: Afghanistan
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
URL http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/108864/1/WHO_CCO_13.01_Afghanistan_eng.pdf?ua=1
Abstract
The structure of the Afghan Government is unitary; all political authority is vested in the Government in Kabul. Afghanistan, with a per-capita income of US$ 1,082, is ranked 175 out of 186 countries in the Human Development Index. Afghanistan’s poverty level continues to remain high, with 42% of the population living below the poverty line and overall unemployment rate estimated at 46%. The status of Afghan women is one of the lowest in the world. The Gender Inequality Index for Afghanistan at 0.712 is ranked 147 out of 186 and 87% of females above 15 are illiterate. 46% of the population is under 18 years of age, with a life expectancy 62 years. Only 57% of the population has access to safe water sources and 31% has access to sanitation.

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World Health Organization. "Country cooperation strategy at a glance: Afghanistan." 2013.
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