AREU Welcomes its New Director “Dr. Orzala Ashraf Nemat”

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Dr. Orzala Ashraf Nemat, an internationally known Afghan activist and scholar is an expert in political ethnography, holding a Ph.D. in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and MSc in Development Planning from the University

Perceptions of Peace and Justice from the Field-Eleven Years after (A Call for Justice)

1624E Perceptions of Peace and Justice from the Field - Eleven Years after (A Call for Justice)

Transitional justice, as the “range of processes and mechanisms associated with society’s attempts to come to terms with the legacy of large-scale abuses to ensure accountability, serve justice, and achieve reconciliation” is a vehicle that renews the trust between the

Transitional Justice: Views from the Ground on How Afghanistan Fares

1622E Transitional Justice-Views from the Ground on How Afghanistan Fares

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU),after four years of publishing on how best to deal with the painful past, is releasing another issues paper entitled “Transitional Justice: Views from the Ground on How Afghanistan Fares.”Transitional justice, as the “range

Time to Move on-Developing an Informed Development Response to Opium Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan

1623E-Time to Move on-Developing an Informed Development Response to Opium Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan

After almost 15 years since the fall of the Taliban, the policy discussion on counternarcotics remains uncertain of which way to proceed. In large part, this is because policy discussion is shaped by a superficial or misguided understanding of opium

Gender-Responsive Budgeting in Afghanistan: A Work in Progress

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The aim of this issue paper is to take stock of the conceptual setting and the current level ofGender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) implementation in Afghanistan. It provides an overview of GRB as an internationally applied, gender-mainstreaming strategy and as an

Civil Service Reform in Afghanistan: Roles and Functions of the Civil Service Sector

1616E Civil Service Reform in Afghanistan-Roles and Functions of the Civil Service Sector

This issue paper aims to conduct a broader analysis of the civil service and key policy reform processes in the sector. It seeks to understand the functions and role of the civil service sector and identify mechanisms to foster multi-level

Using village context analysis in Afghanistan: methods and wider implications

Using village context analysis in Afghanistan-Methods and wider implications

The purpose of this paper is to draw out the programmatic significance of the findings that there are systematic differences between villages in Afghanistan in the behaviour of village elites and their support for the welfare of village households and

Seeing like the networked state: Subnational governance in Afghanistan

1619E-Seeing like the networked state_Subnational governance in Afghanistan-signed

Instead of the strong, merit-based institutions that provide ‘good’ governance and access to basic services envisioned at the Bonn conference, governance in Afghanistan rests on highly exclusionary and volatile networks of access. Regional elite networks, and the system as a

Subnational Governance in Afghanistan

1615E Subnational Governance in Afghanistan

Govern4Afg (Governance Forum Afghanistan) as a dialogue platform supports policy reform and implementation in the governance sector of Afghanistan. Good governance, rule of law, accountability and transparency are of paramount importance for the development and stability of Afghanistan. The Afghan

Bringing the State Closer to the People: Deconcentrating Planning and Budgeting in Afghanistan

1614E Bringing the State Closer to the People

The issue paper on Provincial Planning and Budgeting in Afghanistan, presented to the public in July 2016, examines public financial management processes and stakeholders. Due to the absence of a clear subnational governance framework, initial reforms with regard to public