2020-21 Afghanistan Development Program Progress Report
This report looks back on the reporting period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 but does not cover the period following the collapse of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (15 August 2021). The coming to power of the Taliban has radically changed the circumstances within which Australia delivers its Afghanistan program. The Australian Government will now pivot the development program to provide mainly humanitarian assistance. This assistance will be delivered in a way that meets needs and accords with the application of Australian sanctions laws. The Taliban takeover has exacerbated challenges already faced by the people of Afghanistan and jeopardised regional stability. In response, Australia announced a $100 million humanitarian assistance commitment on 13 September 2021.