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All data included within the Provincial Development Profiles (PDPs) comes from publicly-available and credible sources, including international and Afghan government institutions (e.g., the United Nations, the Afghan Central Statistics Organisation, etc.). The sources for all data included in the Provincial Development Profiles are listed here. If you would like to view the documents from which the PDP data was extracted, you may do so by clicking on the document or organisation listed in the middle, "Sources" column of the chart below. Please note that some of the source files are large and may take substantial time to download.

Indicators Original Sources (Hyperlinks Included) 2011 Source (If applicable) Notes
POPULATION      
Population CSO Statistical Yearbook 2006-2007 via CSO's AfghanInfo Database CSO Population Estimation 2011-12 Data from the CSO SY 2006-2007 was incorporated into the AfghanInfo database (a link of which is provided on the CSO homepage). The CSO SY 2006-2007 original publication is not available for viewing online at this time.
     Population (<18 years of age) UNICEF Best Estimate 2005    
     Population (<5 years of age) UNICEF Best Estimate 2005    
     Population (rural) CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010 CSO Population Estimation 2011-12  
     Population (urban) CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010 CSO Population Estimation 2011-12  
Ethnicity (as of 2002) Provincial Profiles of the Program for Culture & Conflict Studies   Coallated based on 2002 district-level data from the Afghanistan Information Management System (AIMS) initially reported by UNHCR
ECONOMY, RURAL DEVELOPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE      
Households reporting income from: Agriculture The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan   Sources of income percentages may overlap as individuals may have income from various different sectors
Households reporting income from: Livestock The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Households reporting income from: Trade and Services The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Households reporting income from: Manufacturing The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Households reporting income from: Opium The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Households reporting income from: Remittances The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Unemployment rate Afghanistan Provincial Briefs    
Underemployment rate Afghanistan Provincial Briefs    
Sectors of employment: Agriculture Afghanistan Provincial Briefs    
Sectors of employment: Manufacturing, contstruction, mining, quarrying Afghanistan Provincial Briefs    
Sectors of employment: Services Afghanistan Provincial Briefs    
Poverty rate Afghanistan Provincial Briefs    
Per capita monthly total consumption Afghanistan Provincial Briefs    
Microfinance: active clients (active borrowers) Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan    
Microfinance: number of loans disbursed Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan    
Microfinance: average value of loan Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan    
Microfinance: total value of loans disbursed Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan    
Number of companies (total number of employees) Afghanistan Investment Support Agency Annual Report 2008   Relevant data published January 2009
Number of government employees, 2007 CSO Statistical Yearbook 2006-2007 via CSO's AfghanInfo Database   Data from the CSO SY 2006-2007 was incorporated into the AfghanInfo database (a link of which is provided on the CSO homepage). The CSO SY 2006-2007 original publication is not available for viewing online at this time.
Number of government employees, 2009 CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010 CSO Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011  
     Number of government employees (male) CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010 CSO Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011  
     Number of government employees (female) CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010 CSO Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011  
Wheat: Irrigated and rainfed land under cultivation, 2005 MAIL Agricultural Prospects Report Dec 2005 Estimates   Available through the FAO website
Wheat: Irrigated and rainfed land under cultivation, 2007 MAIL Agricultural Prospects Report May 2007 Estimates   Available through the FAO website
Wheat: Irrigated and rainfed land under cultivation, 2009 MAIL Agricultural Prospects Report Sept 2009   Available through the FAO website
Wheat: Average yield from irrigated and rainfed land, 2005 MAIL Agricultural Prospects Report Dec 2005 Estimates   Available through the FAO website
Wheat: Average yield from irrigated and rainfed land, 2007 MAIL Agricultural Prospects Report May 2007 Estimates   Available through the FAO website
Wheat: Average yield from irrigated and rainfed land, 2009 MAIL Agricultural Prospects Report Sept 2009   Available through the FAO website
Wheat: Total production on irrigated and rainfed land, 2005 MAIL Agricultural Prospects Report Dec 2005 Estimates   Available through the FAO website
Wheat: Total production on irrigated and rainfed land, 2007 MAIL Agricultural Prospects Report May 2007 Estimates   Available through the FAO website
Wheat: Total production on irrigated and rainfed land, 2009 MAIL Agricultural Prospects Report Sept 2009 2011 Agricultural Prospects Report Available through the FAO website
Wheat: Retail market price, 2005 MAIL Agricultural Commodity Price Bulletin August 2005 (July data)   Price is valid for local wheat only
Wheat: Retail market price, 2007 MAIL Agricultural Commodity Price Bulletin August 2007 (July data)   Price is valid for local wheat only
Wheat: Retail market price, 2009 MAIL Agricultural Commodity Price Bulletin August 2009 (July data)   Available through the FAO website; Price is valid for local wheat only
Wheat: Retail market price, 2010 MAIL Agricultural Commodity Price Bulletin August 2010 (July data)   Available through the FAO website; Price is valid for local wheat only
Opium: Area under cultivation, 2003 - 2007 UNODC Alternative Livelihoods Database Analysis Report October 2008    
Opium: Area under cultivation, 2009 UNODC 2010 Afghanistan Opium Survey    
Opium: Area under cultivation, 2010-11 UNODC 2010 Afghanistan Opium Survey UNODC 2011 Afghanistan Opium Survey  
Households with access to any type of electricity some of the year The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan   Observations were weighted.
     Rural households The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan   Observations were weighted.
     Urban households The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan   Observations were weighted.
Households with access to public electricity The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan   Access to the pubic supply grid.
     Rural households The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan   Observations were weighted.
     Urban households The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan   Observations were weighted.
Average distance to nearest drivable road Afghanistan Provincial Briefs    
EDUCATION      
Overall net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2007/08 2007 data refers to percentage of children aged 6-12 enrolled in school.
     Female net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Male net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Rural net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Rural female net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Rural male net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Primary school age children out of school UNICEF Best Estimate 2005    
Vocational Education Training (VET) Institutes National Education Strategic Plan for Afghanistan: 1385 - 1389    
Total number of VET students National Education Strategic Plan for Afghanistan: 1385 - 1389    
     Male VET students National Education Strategic Plan for Afghanistan: 1385 - 1389    
     Female VET students National Education Strategic Plan for Afghanistan: 1385 - 1389    
Total number of VET teachers National Education Strategic Plan for Afghanistan: 1385 - 1389    
     Male VET teachers National Education Strategic Plan for Afghanistan: 1385 - 1389    
     Female VET teachers National Education Strategic Plan for Afghanistan: 1385 - 1389    
VET student to teacher ratio National Education Strategic Plan for Afghanistan: 1385 - 1389    
Overall literacy rate (6+ years of age) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2007/08 2007 data refers to overall literacy rate for afe 16+.
     Female literacy rate (6+ years of age) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Male literacy rate (6+ years of age) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Rural literacy rate (6+ years of age) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Rural female literacy rate (6+ years of age) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Rural male literacy rate (6+ years of age) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Overall literacy rate (15-24 years of age) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Female literacy rate (15-24 years of age) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Male literacy rate (15-24 years of age) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Adult illiteracy rate (15+ years of age) MICS (2003)    
     Adult female illiteracy rate (15+ years of age) MICS (2003)    
     Adult male illiteracy rate (15+ years of age) MICS (2003)    
Number of illiterate women UNICEF Best Estimate 2005    
Government primary education CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010   Definitions for 'primary,' 'middle' and 'high school' education was not available from CSO or Ministry of Education. Data for Kabul and Kabul City was combined.
     Number of teachers CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of female teachers CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of students CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of female students CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of schools CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of mixed schools CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of girls schools CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of boys schools CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
Government middle education CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of teachers CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of female teachers CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of students CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of female students CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of schools CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of mixed schools CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of girls schools CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of boys schools CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
Government high school education CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of teachers CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of female teachers CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of students CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of female students CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of schools CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of mixed schools CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of girls schools CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of boys schools CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
Private primary education CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010   Category in CSO is listed as 'General private education - primary school'
     Number of teachers CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of students CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of schools CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
Private middle education CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010   Category in CSO is listed as 'General private education - middle school'
     Number of teachers CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of students CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of schools CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
Private high school education CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010   Category in CSO is listed as 'General private education - high school'
     Number of teachers CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of students CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
     Number of schools CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010    
HEALTH, WATER & SANITATION      
Annual number of births UNICEF Best Estimate 2005    
Annual number of births, national data (2009) UNICEF Afghanistan Statistics    
Births which are registered, 2003 MICS (2003)    
Births which are registered, 2005 UNICEF Best Estimate 2005    
Children under five with birth registration UNICEF Best Estimate 2005    
Under fives with diarrhoea (in the last 2 weeks) (total) MICS (2003)    
Births attended by skilled birth attendant UNICEF Best Estimate 2005 The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2007/08  
Under-five deaths (per annum) UNICEF Best Estimate 2005    
Under-five deaths (per annum), national data (2009) UNICEF Afghanistan Statistics    
Under-five mortality rate UNICEF Best Estimate 2005    
Under-five mortality rate, national data 2009 UNICEF Afghanistan Statistics    
Proportion of under-five children with Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) (<5 years of age total) MICS (2003)    
Proportion of under-five children with Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) in the last two weeks taken to health provider (<5 years of age total) MICS (2003) via CSO's AfghanInfo Database   The values noted for this indicator in the AfghanInfo database show slight discrepancies with the original data provided by MICS (2003) because the original data differentiated "health provider" into 6 different categories.
Women of child bearing age UNICEF Best Estimate 2005    
Maternal deaths per year UNICEF Best Estimate 2005    
Maternal mortality ratio UNICEF Best Estimate 2005    
Proportion of delivery takes place at home (own house, relatives or neighbors) 2003 MICS (2003)    
Proportion of delivery takes place at home (own house, relatives or neighbors) 2005 UNICEF Best Estimate 2005    
Closest health care facility (most common female response) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan   Part of a survey in which the person could answer either of the following: (1) don't know, (2) health post, clinic without beds (Basic Health Centre), (3) clinic with beds (Comprehensive Health Centre), (4) hospital
Closest health care facility (most common male response) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Proportion of the population using improved drinking water sources UNICEF Best Estimate 2005    
Households using safe drinking water The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2007/08 NRVA 2005 defines safe drinking water as water from a protected source. For a table detailing what particular water sources are considered safe or unsafe please consult p. 24 of the NRVA
     Rural households The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Urban households The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Time required to access main source of drinking water The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan   Two other categories (6-12 hrs, >1 day) were excluded due to negligible effects. Observations were weighted.
     In community -- no time      The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Near community -- 1 hour or less The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Between 1 and 3 hours The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Between 3 and 6 hours The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Households with safe toilet facilities The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan   According to the NRVA "safe toilets" include improved latrines and flush toilets but exclude traditional covered latrines, dearan (toilet well), open fields, and open pits.
     Rural households The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Urban households The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Active health facilities Ministry of Public Health   Data as of April 2009. Definitions for categories were not available. Not all categories of health facilities were included. 
     District hospitals Ministry of Public Health   Data as of April 2009
     Comprehensive health centers Ministry of Public Health   Data as of April 2009
     Basic health centers Ministry of Public Health   Data as of April 2009
     Mobile clinics Ministry of Public Health   Data as of April 2009
Users of family planning method CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010   No definition of 'family planning method' available from CSO or Ministry of Public Health.
SOCIAL PROTECTION      
Women aged 20-24 married before age of 18 UNICEF Best Estimate 2005    
Children aged 5-15 years involved in labour UNHDR (2007); MICS (2003); UNICEF Best Estimate 2005   The proportion of children aged 5-14 years old involved in child labour activities
Children aged 5-15 years involved in labour, 2007 Afghanistan Provincial Briefs The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2007/08 2007 data refers to percentage of children aged 6-15 engaged in child labour.
OTHER DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS      
Number of Community Development Plans (CDPs) completed National Solidarity Programme National Solidarity Programme Data as of December 2011
Number of subprojects completed (average # of completed projects per community) National Solidarity Programme    
Government and non-government magazines and newspapers CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010 CSO Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011 Other publication intervals not included: yearly, quarterly, fifteen days. The majority of publications originates in Kabul. 
     Total publications CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010 CSO Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011 In 2010-2011, data on newspapers and magazines was presented separately. The data presented here is therefore a sum of both sets of data for a given province.
     Daily publications CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010 CSO Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011  
     Weekly publications CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010 CSO Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011  
     Monthly publications CSO Statistical Yearbook 2009-2010 CSO Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011  
Migrants as proportion of provincial population (weighted average) The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan   NRVA entitle this data table (A 49) as "Origin of migrants (%) by province.
     As proportion of provincial rural population The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     As proportion of provincial urban population The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Rural migration within Afghanistan The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Seasonal migrants The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Permanent migrants The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Urban migration within Afghanistan The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Seasonal migrants The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Permanent migrants The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Migration to Pakistan The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Seasonal migrants The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Permanent migrants The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Migration to Iran The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Seasonal migrants The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Permanent migrants The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
Migration to Europe The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Seasonal migrants The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan    
     Permanent migrants The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2005: Afghanistan  
Repatriation of Afghan migrants CSO Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011   Includes UNHCR data
     from Pakistan CSO Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011    
     from Iran CSO Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011    
     from other countries CSO Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011    
SECURITY      
Total security incidents  Afghanistan NGO Safety Office (ANSO) Quarterly Reports ANSO 2011 Q4 Report Figures from quarterly reports were combined in order to calculate annual totals.
Coalition Fatalities iCasualties.org iCasualties.org Although not a government source, iCasulaties.org is routinely quoted by media and other reports. NB: The exact location for all fatalities is difficult to determine. Some fatalities therefore have been attributed to regions at iCasualties.org, which are not included here.
GOVERNANCE      
Wolesi Jirga elections      
Total valid votes Afghanistan Election Data (National Democratic Institute)    
Female turnout Afghanistan Election Data (National Democratic Institute)    
Complaints to EEC Afghanistan Election Data (National Democratic Institute)    
Total candidates Afghanistan Election Data (National Democratic Institute)    
Female candidates Afghanistan Election Data (National Democratic Institute)    
Polling stations planned AAN Report: Untangling Afghanistan's 2010 Vote   Data based on IEC Polling Centre Summary List information provided to observer organisations by the IEC, ECC Media Release, 21 November 2010. 
Polling stations closed (never opened on election day) AAN Report: Untangling Afghanistan's 2010 Vote    
Polling stations disqualified by IEC and ECC AAN Report: Untangling Afghanistan's 2010 Vote   AAN Report lists disqualified polling stations by IEC and ECC separately. 
Planned polling stations closed or disqualified AAN Report: Untangling Afghanistan's 2010 Vote    
Corruption      
Percentage of public who believes corruption is a common occurrence in the country Afghan Perceptions and Experiences of Corruption: A National Survey 2010 (Integrity Watch Afghanistan)   Survey of 6,498 respondents in November/December 2009. The categories were made according to the average and standard deviation of the percentage of people who chose a specific answer.
Percentage of public who believes corruption has become a more significant problem over the last 3 years Afghan Perceptions and Experiences of Corruption: A National Survey 2010 (Integrity Watch Afghanistan)    
Percentage of public who believes corruption is the biggest problem in Afghanistan Afghan Perceptions and Experiences of Corruption: A National Survey 2010 (Integrity Watch Afghanistan)