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 PAKTIYA PROVINCE

Information included in this profile was consolidated by subject-matter experts from NATO's Civil-Military Fusion Centre (CFC).
All data originates from credible, "open" sources such as the United Nations and Afghan government's Central Statistics Organisation.
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Provincial Capital: Gardez

POPULATION Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Population Number - - 477,500 - 499,200 516,300 413,800
     Population (<18 years of age) Number - 310,000 - - - -  -
     Population (<5 years of age) Number - 99,000 - - - -  -
     Population (rural) Number 477,600 493,700 411,200
     Population (urban) Number 21,600 22,600 2,600
Ethnicities (as of 2002), with percent where available Group (Percent) Pashtun (91%), Tajik (9%)
ECONOMY, RURAL DEVELOPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Households reporting income from: Agriculture Percent - 59 - - - - -
Households reporting income from: Livestock Percent - 44 - - - - -
Households reporting income from: Trade and Services Percent - 19 - - - - -
Households reporting income from: Manufacturing Percent - 2 - - - - -
Households reporting income from: Opium Percent - 0 - - - - -
Households reporting income from: Remittances Percent - 11 - - - - -
Unemployment rate Percent - - 8 - - - -
Underemployment rate Percent - - 49.6 - - - -
Sectors of employment: Agriculture Percent - - 59.9 - - - -
Sectors of employment: Manufacturing, contstruction, mining, quarrying Percent - - 6.8 - - - -
Sectors of employment: Services Percent - - 32.1 - - - -
Poverty rate Percent - - 60.6 - - - -
Per capita monthly total consumption AFN  - - 1,142 - - - -
Microfinance: active clients (active borrowers) Number - - - - n/a - -
Microfinance: number of loans disbursed Number - - - - n/a - -
Microfinance: average value of loan USD - - - - n/a - -
Microfinance: total value of loans disbursed USD - - - - n/a - -
Number of companies (total number of employees) Number - - - 111 (2,645) - - -
Number of government employees Number - - 4,336 - 4,976 4,760 -
      Number of government employees (male) Number - - - - 4,310 4,595 -
      Number of government employees (female) Number - - - - 666 165 -
Wheat: Irrigated and rainfed land under cultivation Thousands of hectares - 18.0 (est.) 18.0 (est.) 23 - 21 -
Wheat: Average yield from irrigated and rainfed land Tonnes / Hectare - 2.61 (est.) 2.89 (est.) 3.26 - 2.48 -
Wheat: Total production on irrigated and rainfed land Thousands of tonnes - 47.0 (est.) 52.0 (est.) 75 - 52 -
Wheat: Retail market price AFN/Kg - 15 12 19 16 - -
Opium: Area under cultivation Hectare 721 0 0 0 0 0 -
Households with access to any type of electricity some of the year Percent - 16 - - - - -
     Rural households Percent - 16 - - - - -
     Urban households Percent - - - - - - -
Households with access to public electricity Percent - 1 - - - - -
     Rural households Percent - 1 - - - - -
     Urban households Percent - - - - - - -
Average distance to nearest drivable road Kilometres - - 0.4 - - - -
EDUCATION Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Overall net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) Percent - 65 - - - 24 -
     Female net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) Percent - 55 - - - - -
     Male net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) Percent - 74 - - - - -
Rural net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) Percent - 67 - - - - -
     Rural female net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) Percent - 56 - - - - -
     Rural male net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) Percent - 77 - - - - -
Primary school age children out of school Number - 54,000 - - - - -
Overall literacy rate (6+ years of age) Percent - 35 - - - 27 -
     Male literacy rate (6+ years of age) Percent - 42 - - - - -
     Rural male literacy rate (6+ years of age) Percent - 43 - - - - -
     Female literacy rate (15-24 years of age) Percent - 15.7 - - - - -
     Male literacy rate (15-24 years of age) Percent - 36 - - - - -
Adult illiteracy rate (15+ years of age) Percent 79.6 - - - - - -
     Adult female illiteracy rate (15+ years of age) Percent 98 - - - - - -
     Adult male illiteracy rate (15+ years of age) Percent 63.5 - - - - - -
Number of illiterate women Number - 124,000 - - - - -
Vocational Education and Training (VET) - -
     Female VET students Percent - 36 - - - - -
     Male VET students Percent - 26 - - - - -
     Female VET teachers Percent - 30.4 - - - - -
     Male VET teachers Percent - 27 - - - - -
Government primary education - - - - - - - -
     Number of teachers Number - - - - 876 - -
     Number of female teachers Number - - - - 14 - -
     Number of students Number - - - - 88,814 - -
     Number of female students Number - - - - 21,473 - -
     Number of schools Number - - - - 121 - -
     Number of mixed schools Number - - - - 58 - -
     Number of girls schools Number - - - - 17 - -
     Number of boys schools Number - - - - 46 - -
Government middle education - - - - - - - -
     Number of teachers Number - - - - 685 - -
     Number of female teachers Number - - - - 41 - -
     Number of students Number - - - - 17,373 - -
     Number of female students Number - - - - 1,018 - -
     Number of schools Number - - - - 67 - -
     Number of mixed schools Number - - - - 34 - -
     Number of girls schools Number - - - - 7 - -
     Number of boys schools Number - - - - 26 - -
Government high school education - - - - - - - -
     Number of teachers Number - - - - 707 - -
     Number of female teachers Number - - - - 39 - -
     Number of students Number - - - - 5,424 - -
     Number of female students Number - - - - 108 - -
     Number of schools Number - - - - 60 - -
     Number of mixed schools Number - - - - 27 - -
     Number of girls schools Number - - - - 1 - -
     Number of boys schools Number - - - - 32 - -
Private primary education - - - - - - - -
     Number of teachers Number - - - - - - -
     Number of students Number - - - - - - -
     Number of schools Number - - - - - - -
Private middle education - - - - - - - -
     Number of teachers Number - - - - 6 - -
     Number of students Number - - - - 63 - -
     Number of schools Number - - - - 1 - -
Private high school education - - - - - - - -
     Number of teachers Number - - - 35 7 - -
     Number of students Number - - - 853 574 - -
     Number of schools Number - - - 4 3 - -
HEALTH, WATER & SANITATION Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Annual number of births Thousand - 24,765 - - - - -
Births which are registered Percent 14.5 - 14 - - - -
Under fives with diarrhoea (in the last 2 weeks) (total) Percent 27.7 - - - - - -
Births attended by skilled birth attendant Percent - 9 - - - 3 -
Under-five deaths (per annum) Thousand - 5,448 - - - - -
Maternal deaths per year Number - 446 - - - - -
Maternal mortality ratio Deaths per 100,000 live births   1,800 - - - - -
Proportion of delivery takes place at home (own house, relatives or neighbors) Percent - 97 - - - - -
Children under five with birth registration Number - 14,355 - - - - -
Under-five mortality rate Number   220 - - - - -
Proportion of children under five with Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) (<5 years of age total) Percent 17.7 - - - - - -
Proportion of children under five with Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) in the last two weeks taken to health provider (<5 years of age total) Percent 11.1 - - - - - -
Women of child bearing age Number - 116,000 - - - - -
Closest health care facility (most common female response) Type of healthcare facility - Clinic without beds - - - - -
Closest health care facility (most common male response) Type of healthcare facility - Clinic without beds - - - - -
Proportion of the population using improved drinking water sources Percent - 42 - - - - -
Households using safe drinking water Percent - 30 - - - 36 -
     Rural households Percent - 31 - - - - -
     Urban households Percent - - - - - - -
Time required to access main source of drinking water - - - - - - - -
     In community/Minimal time required Percent 76 - - - - - -
     Near community/One hour or less required Percent 22 - - - - - -
     Between 1 and 3 hours required Percent 2 - - - - - -
     Between 3 and 6 hours required Percent 0 - - - - - -
Households with safe toilet facilities Percent - 3 - - - 1 -
     Rural households Percent - 3 - - - - -
     Urban households Percent - - - - - - -
Active health facilities Number - - - 38 - - -
     District hospitals Number - - - 2 - - 2
     Comprehensive health centers Number - - - 8 - - 8
     Basic health centers Number - - - 17 - - 17
     Mobile clinics Number - - - 0 - - 0
Users of family planning method Number - - 15,882 23,191 21,540 - 12,840
SOCIAL PROTECTION Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Children aged 5-15 years involved in labour Percent 11.5 - 2.1 - - - -
Women aged 20-24 married before age 18 Percent - 27  - - - - -
OTHER DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
National Solidarity Programme & Community Development           -    
Number of Community Development Plans (CDPs) completed Number - - - - 670 890 -
Number of projects completed (average # of completed projects per community) Number - - - - 1,155 (1.7)  - -
Government and non-government magazines and newspapers                
Total publications Number - - - - 7 6 -
Daily publications Number - - - - 0 0 -
Weekly publications Number - - - - 1 2 -
Monthly publications Number - - - - 5 1 -
Displacement & Migration                
Migrants as proportion of provincial population (weighted average) Percent - 35 - - - - -
     As proportion of provincial rural population Percent - 36 - - - - -
     As proportion of provincial urban population Percent - 0 - - - - -
Rural migration within Afghanistan - - - - - - - -
     Seasonal migrants Percent - 100 - - - - -
     Permanent migrants Percent - 0 - - - - -
Urban migration within Afghanistan - - - - - - - -
     Seasonal migrants Percent - 100 - - - - -
     Permanent migrants Percent - 0 - - - - -
Migration to Pakistan - - - - - - - -
     Seasonal migrants Percent - 89 - - - - -
     Permanent migrants Percent - 11 - - - - -
Migration to Iran - - - - - - - -
     Seasonal migrants Percent - 16 - - - - -
     Permanent migrants Percent - 84 - - - - -
Migration to Europe - - - - - - - -
     Seasonal migrants Percent - 40 - - - - -
     Permanent migrants Percent - 60 - - - - -
Repatriation of Afghan migrants Number - - - - 1,231 4,634 2,140
     from Pakistan Number - - - - 1,230 4,633 2,140
     from Iran Number - - - - 1 1 0
     from other countries Number - - - - 0 0 0
SECURITY Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total security incidents  (Afghanistan NGO Safety Office data only) Incidents - - - 180 491 608 -
Coalition Fatalities Number 0 0 0 0 0 15 -
GOVERNANCE Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Wolesi Jirga elections                
Total valid votes Number - 79,865 - - 80,593 - -
Female turnout Percent - 53 - - 45.2 - -
Complaints to EEC Number - - - - 42 - -
Total candidates Number - 24 - - 58 - -
Female candidates Number - 6 - - 5 - -
Polling stations planned Number - - - - 412 - -
Polling stations closed (never opened on election day) Number - - - - 0 - -
Polling stations disqualified by IEC or ECC Number - - - - 174 - -
Planned polling stations closed or disqualified Percent - - - - 42.2 - -
Corruption                
Percentage of public who believes corruption is a common occurrence in the country Percent - - - - 0-45 - -
Percentage of public who believes corruption has become a more significant problem over the last 3 years Percent - - - - 54-71 - -
Percentage of public who believes corruption is the biggest problem in Afghanistan Percent - - - - 22-100 - -