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Labour markets, social inequality and the tailors of Kabul

This study is about understanding how labour markets actually work in insecure and dynamic contexts. It does so through an analysis of the experiences of young women and men working in the tailoring sector of Kabul, Afghanistan. Tailor... Read More

Date: February 2015 | Download Now

 


The informal regulation of the onion market in Nangarhar, Afghanistan

This study on the onion market investigates how one agricultural commodity market works and the ways in which social relationships govern access to the market in terms of information, credit , trading costs, returns and risks. As becom... Read More

Date: January 2015 | Download Now

 


Public Lecture and Open Discussion “The Afghan National Army: Sustainability Challenges beyond Financial Aspects”

On 18 November AREU researcher, Dr. Antonio Giustozzi, recently gave a lecture on the condition of Afghanistan security forces, in particular Afghan National Army. The lecture was focused on a recent AREU research titled "The Afghan Na... Read More

Date: December 2014 | Download Now

 


The social life of the onion: the informal regulation of the onion market in Nangarhar, Afghanistan

Within Afghanistan’s agricultural economy, there are many obstacles that cross-cut social, economic, and political trajectories to keep rural livelihoods constrained. A recent development programme, the Comprehensive Agriculture and Ru... Read More

Date: November 2014 | Download Now

 


The Dilemma of Women and Leadership in Afghanistan: Lessons and Recommendations

Afghanistan is a rural, patriarchal, traditional and religious society. At almost all levels, decision-making dynamics are top-down and largely informal. Identity is shaped by factors such as ethnicity, social privilege, financial asse... Read More

Date: November 2014 | Download Now

 


Why do children undertake the unaccompanied journey?

The issue of children undertaking unaccompanied journeys abroad has been the focus of increasing attention, in light of the significant numbers of unaccompanied children arriving in Europe and the child protection concerns raised by th... Read More

Date: December 2014 | Download Now

 


Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium Afghanistan Research Programme

Decades worth of attempts to engineer a social transformation in Afghanistan from its existing social order to one more reflective of Western norms have largely failed to take root and have often helped consolidate a rule ofpatronage a... Read More

Date: September 2014 | Download Now

 


Gender, youth and urban labour market participation: evidence from the tailoring sector in Kabul, Afghanistan

The creation of good jobs and decent work in conflict-affected places is widely seen to generate not just better-off households, but also safer societies and more legitimate states. However, so much of the good jobs agenda is dominated... Read More

Date: September 2014 | Download Now

 


Despair or Hope: Rural Livelihoods and Opium Poppy Dynamics in Afghanistan

AREU conducted field research in Badakhshan, Balkh, Helmand and Nangarhar Provinces during the three agricultural years from 2010-11 to 2012-13, to explore the dynamics of opium poppy cultivation: the history of government policies and... Read More

Date: September 2014 | Download Now

 


The state of electoral dispute mechanisms in Afghanistan

In 2010 Afghanistan faced an unprecedented situation where despite having two bodies to address electoral irregularities, the executive created an extra-constitutional measure to adjudicate electoral complaints. Ambiguities in the lega... Read More

Date: August 2014 | Download Now

 


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