Social Research Methods

Zara Batul Nezami was an invited speaker at a class at the American University of Afghanistan on Social Research Methods. She discussed students’ concerns and questions regarding how to approach a community to do research, how to approach sampling, and Read More

From Access to Impact: Exploring the Impact of Microcredit on Rural Livelihoods

A seminar by AREU Director Dr Paula Kantor on the report “From Access to Impact: Exploring the Impact of Microcredit on Rural Livelihoods” was given as part of the Center for Policy and Human Development’s guest lecture series.

Microcredit as a Tool for Women’s Empowerment

AREU researcher Sogol Zand gave this seminar as part of the Center for Policy and Human Development’s guest lecture series. She presented findings from a case study of women’s participation in microcredit programmes in Parwan Province.

The State of Transitional Justice

Emily Winterbotham made a presentation and facilitated a discussion group at Friedrich Ebert Stiftung with the Young Leaders Forum on the topic of transitional justice.

Microcredit, Community Development Councils and their Influence Women’s Empowerment: Lessons from Parwan Province

Sogol Zand and Chona Echavez provided a joint presentation based on research in Parwan Province analysing women’s participation in the National Solidarity Programme and microcredit programmes and its significance for women’s empowerment.

Connecting Policy to Practice: An Integrated Review of Key Issues for the Kabul Conference

AREU and the Ministry of Finance held a joint roundtable titled “Connecting Policy to Practice: An Integrated Review of Key Issues for the Kabul Conference,” at which senior AREU researchers presented to members of the Kabul Conference Cluster Groups, followed Read More

The State of Transitional Justice

Emily Winterbotham described some of the efforts that organisations involved in the field of transitional justice are working on, while at the same time acknowledging several of the key challenges that are involved in this type of work in Afghanistan. Read More

Roundtable on Subnational Corruption

This roundtable was attended by about 20 experts on corruption and anticorruption from a variety of organisations. Discussion was lively and focused largely on recommendations emanating from recent AREU research on this topic, and how to move forward with anti-corruption Read More

The Nexus Between Corruption and Sub-national Governance in Afghanistan

This public lecture by Yama Torabi highlighted findings from recent research on corruption at the subnational level, and possible approaches for addressing it.

Winning Hearts and Mind? Aid and Stabilisation in Insecure and Secure Areas

Former AREU director Paul Fishstein presented on his research in Balkh Province, examining the relationship between development activities and security. This was a well attended public lecture.