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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

 


Reaching Boiling Point: High School Activism in Afghanistan

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 Afgha... Read More

Date: October 2015 | Download Now

 


The Political Economy Of Education and Health Service Delivery In Afghanistan

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 ... Read More

Date: February 2016 | Download Now

 


Taking village context into account in Afghanistan

This study has investigated how different village contexts might influence the delivery of public goods and the impact of external interventions. It has formed part of AREU’s contribution to the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (... Read More

Date: October 2015 | Download Now

 


Afghanistan Research Newsletter

From 2005-2011 AREU’s library produced thirty issues of the Afghanistan research newsletter (the last issue was released in July/August 2011). For a number of reasons publication ceased; however, now with renewed interest AREU has rene... Read More

Date: September 2015 | Download Now

 


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