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

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 ... Read More

Date: April 2016 | Download Now

 


A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan

A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan by renowned author, David Mansfield, examines why drug control has been imposed in Afghanistan and portrays an intimate understanding of rural Afghanistan, where he has worked for... Read More

Date: April 2016 | Download Now

 


The Afghan National Army After ISAF

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, com... Read More

Date: March 2016 | Download Now

 


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

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 pace and sev... Read More

Date: February 2016 | Download Now

 


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

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 ... Read More

Date: January 2016 | Download Now

 


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

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 th... Read More

Date: November 2015 | Download Now

 


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

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 to s... Read More

Date: January 2016 | Download Now

 


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

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 140 in-dep... Read More

Date: October 2015 | Download Now

 


Briefing note on fieldwork in Balkh Province, May 2015 Opium poppy and rural livelihoods

The following notes describe very initial findings from fieldwork done in ten villages in Balkh Province’s Chimtal and Char Bolak Districts during the first two weeks of May 2015. Located west of Mazar-e Sharif, these areas have been c... Read More

Date: October 2015 | Download Now

 


Women and the Elections: Facilitating and Hindering Factors in the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

The policy note will briefly present a framework that can help us in analysing and drawing upon motivations for women voting and running for elections, and factors that facilitate and/or hinder their participation as voters and candida... Read More

Date: October 2015 | Download Now

 


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