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UN warns of 70pc increase in Afghan poverty

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KABUL: The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Afghanistan warns that poverty would likely jump up to 70 percent in 2021 in Afghanistan and the number of needy people would reach to 18 million.

In a new report on Afghan situation, the UN body said Wednesday that if peace process succeeds, the GDP would increase by seven per cent within four years. It added that the government’s income would go up and development programs would be empowered.

The UN suggested better governance and fight against corruption to reach these goals.

Marketing has been called important in the report for improving of people’s economic condition that says if peace was not prevailed economy rate would decrease considering speedy population growth.

The report predicts that Afghanistan could only get the pre-Corona position within three years, saying that the rate of GDP in 2024 would be 10 per cent less than it was in 2019.

The government had earlier said that the rate of economic growth was minus five per cent in 2020.

The UN report explains a bumpy road toward Afghanistan, saying that peace in the country would be possible, but conflicts would not end.

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