Briefing Note on Fieldwork in Kandahar Province, December 2015 – January 2016: Opium Poppy and Rural Livelihoods

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This briefing note provides initial observations from fieldwork conducted between 14 December 2015 and 8 January 2016 in ten field sites within Arghandab, Panjwai, and Zharai Districts of Kandahar Province. In 2014/15, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs

The Afghan National Army After ISAF

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The paper says that the withdrawal of ISAF mentors from the ANA affected the overall logistical capabilities, planning, procurement, equipment maintenance and the administration, which resulted in lesser mobility of the ANA forces, compared to that of the insurgents.

The Devil is in the Details: Nangarhar’s continued decline into insurgency, violence and widespread drug production

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Nangarhar – a province that historically has been one of the major entry points for the capture of Kabul – is in complete disarray. It lies in chaos, riven by a process of political fragmentation that has increased in both

The Devil is in the Details: Nangarhar’s continued decline into insurgency, violence and widespread drug production

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Nangarhar – a province that historically has been one of the major entry points for the capture of Kabul – is in complete disarray. It lies in chaos, riven by a process of political fragmentation that has increased in both

The Political Economy Of Education and Health Service Delivery In Afghanistan

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This study tests the hypothesis that the character of political settlements at various levels (primary, secondary, and sectoral) may partly explain the different delivery outcomes. The study first assesses whether insurgents and local strongmen interfere with service delivery, finding largely

Household Water Insecurity: Changing Paradigm for Better Framing the Realities of Sustainable Access to Drinking Water in Afghanistan

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This paper provides a critical analysis of the status of and progress on access to drinking water in Afghanistan. It shows that the claim that Afghanistan has met or is about to meet its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on access

The Other Side of Gender Inequality: Men and Masculinities in Afghanistan

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The overall purpose of the research is to achieve an in-depth understanding of different notions of being a man in Afghanistan and how they contribute to gender inequality. This report is the result of a collaborative research project by the

“90% real”– The rise and fall of a rentier economy: Stories from Kandahar, Afghanistan

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This ethnographic study started as an enquiry into the employment opportunities rural migrants have found on the informal margins of Kandahar’’s urban economy. It broadened into a more general investigation into the rise and fall of the city’’s economy since

Reaching Boiling Point: High School Activism in Afghanistan

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In 2010, an AREU study investigated university students and their political orientation. This current project instead focuses on state-imparted secondary education. The companion policy brief to this study, “The Politicisation of Afghanistan’s High Schools,” summarises the findings of the survey

Helmand on the Move: Migration as a Response to Crop Failure

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This paper provides an account of how the shift in security provision from a combined ISAF and ANSF operation to one driven by local actors has impacted upon a number of different locations in central Helmand. It is based on