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 Read More

Seeing like the networked state: Subnational governance in Afghanistan

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 Read More

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

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 Read More

A Balancing Act for Extractive Sector Governance

The first issue paper which is presented to the public in June 2016 concerns mining governance. Afghanistan is estimated to hold 1 to 3 trillion USD in untapped mineral deposits, ranging from lootable ones (such as gems, marble, gold, coal, Read More

نارینه او “نارینتوب” ته یوه ژوره کتنه: په جنسیتي برابروالي کې د دوی فعاله مرسته

نارینتوب داسې تعریف شوی، چې خلک د نارینه وو په اړه څرنګه پېژندنه او پوهاوی لري. د دغې څېړنې ټولیزه موخه او هدف په افغانستان کې د نرینه والي په تړاو د بېلابېلو او متعددو مفاهیمو پېژندنه او همدارنګه د Read More

نگاه نزدیک به مردان و «انواع مردانگی» : مشارکت فعال مردان در برابری جنسیتی

مردانگی به نحوۀ برداشت و تلقی مردم از خصوصیات مرتبط با مرد بودن اشاره دارد. هدف کلی این پژوهش درک مفاهیم مختلف در مورد مرد بودن و همچنین چگونگی سهم گیری این مفاهیم در نابرابری جنسیتی در افغانستان است. در Read More

The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Good Governance in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan the definition of civil society in the form of organisations and groups also includes shuras, jirgas, Community Development Councils and other traditional structures and representatives such as the ulemah or maliks. Due to traditionally weak state structures, these Read More

The rules of the game: Towards a theory of networks of access

The post-Taliban state-building process began earnestly and with great optimism at the Bonn conference in 2001. At Bonn, the international community brought together a carefully selected group of Afghan stakeholders and created a new vision for the country’s future, premised Read More

Moving with the Times: How Opium Poppy Cultivation has Adapted to the Changing Environment in Afghanistan

This “watching brief” has described a number of trends with respect to agriculture, land settlement, and opium poppy in several areas of Afghanistan. It highlights two separate but highly related issues. First, what will be farmers’ response to changes in Read More

د استخرا جي سکتور په حکومتو لۍ کې انډ ولیز اقدام

لومړۍ موضوعي لیکنه چې د ۲۰ ۱۶ کال په جون کې عامه خلکو ته وړاندې شوه د کان کیندنې په اړه وه. اټکل کیږي چې افغانستان له ۱ تر ۳ تریلونه امریکائې ډالرو په ارزښت د کاني توکو زیرمې لري Read More