Impact assessment of the Area Based Approach to Development Emergency Initiatives
Project (ABADEI)

The Area Based Approach to Development Emergency Initiatives Project (ABADEI) is a rapid response to the country’s economic fragility in the aftermath of the August ’21 powershift in Afghanistan. Developed by UNDP, the project adopts integrated solutions to address five key issues: (1) food security, (2) water, (3) energy, (4) health, and (5) livelihoods and employment. The project is being implemented by UNDP’s regional offices in the nine (9) provinces Badghis, Balkh, Bamyan, Farah, Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, Kunduz, and Nangarhar, with the help of CARE International, Danish Refugee Council, Islamic Relief, Norwegian Church Aid – Afghanistan, Swedish Committee for Afghanistan. Cash-based interventions are the delivery modality to generate immediate sources of income through cash-for-work for the most vulnerable groups, especially women, displaced people, minorities, vulnerable farmers, former formal sector workers, and youth.

The quick impact assessment focuses on the following two key areas: improved access to public infrastructure and basic services, and improved economic conditions, and also captures and assesses good practices and lessons learned, in close collaboration with the implementing partners and with the beneficiary communities.