The northern Afghan province of Baghlan is situated at the foot of the Hindu Kush mountain range and consists of 16 districts. Most of the province’s 920,000 or so residents speak Dari. Baghlan is known as a transit region, with all traffic between Kabul and Afghanistan’s Central Asian neighbours passing through this northern province. Nonetheless, the poor road conditions makes it difficult for the local population to get to the provincial capital and other destinations. Additionally, many villages are not connected to the electricity supply.

In the majority of the province’s districts, people largely make their living from agricultural produce. However, the provincial capital Pol-e Khomri has a longstanding mining heritage.

The German Cooperation with Afghanistan has been working in Baghlan province for many years. It runs programmes in a range of areas, including agricultural and economic development, the rule of law, road construction, water and energy supply, and administrative reform. The various programmes have helped to effect change and improve the living conditions of local people.

This section provides you with an overview of the German Cooperation with Afghanistan’s activities in Baghlan.

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