CBDR in Bamiyan

Justice researcher Fauzia Rahimi conducted a roundtable discussion on community-based dispute resolution (CBDR) in Bamiyan, Afghanistan in coordination with the Legal Aid Organization of Afghanistan (LAOA) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). It discussed the findings from a recent AREU Read More

Accounting for social context in programme planning, implementation and M&E: Concepts and Practices

Former AREU Director Dr. Paula Kantor gave a one-day training workshop to staff at the Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) based on AREU recent research on Afghan rural livelihoods, which illustrated the important role social relationships with peers or village Read More

Social Relationship and Rural Livelihood Insecurity

Former AREU Director Dr. Paula Kantor presented results from a study of rural livelihood change to policymakers and programmers from a range of government ministries, international organisations and NGO at the Safi Landmark Hotel in Kabul. The workshop explained how Read More

Many Rural Afghans Trapped in Poverty

Former AREU Director Dr. Paula Kantor briefed the press on the findings of a recent AREU study on Afghan livelihoods, outlining how for many rural Afghans, livelihood insecurity is getting worse, not better. The findings suggested that efforts to tackle Read More

Understanding & Addressing Context in Programming

AREU consultant Dr. Adam Pain presented results from a study of rural livelihood change to stakeholders from Afghan government ministries, international organisations and NGOs, looking at the ways in which pre-existing conditions in villages vary and affect their capacity to Read More

How much does context matter in community-based dispute resolution? Comparing Kabul and Balkh

On 14 February 2011, AREU research consultant Rebecca Gang led a roundtable discussion on the findings of AREU’s research on community-based dispute resolution (CBDR) with a small group of fellow researchers, advocates and policymakers. The group focused initially on the Read More

The 2010 Parliamentary Election

AREU governance researcher Hassan Wafaey briefed the press on how the 2010 parliamentary election and its aftermath undermined representative governance in Afghanistan and pushed Afghans away from the government and system.

Drivers of the Opium Economy in Badakhshan and Balkh: New Evidence on its rise, fall, disappearance and reemergence

AREU researcher Adam Pain presented findings from his fieldwork on the drivers of the opium economy in two contrasting provinces: Badakhshan and Balkh. It was an opportunity for the sharing of preliminary research results and discussion among stakeholders as to Read More

Changes in Opium Poppy Production in Helmand and Nangarhar

AREU consultant David Mansfield reported on his recent fieldwork exploring the different socio-economic, political and environmental factors influencing opium poppy production in Helmand and Nangarhar Provinces. Based on these, he identified areas that have made a smooth transition out of Read More

Legacies of Conflict: Healing Complexes and Moving Forwards in Afghanistan

AREU researcher Emily Winterbotham presented at Oxford University on May 31. Her seminar was informed by new AREU research from three provinces in Afghanistan examining broader perceptions of and desires for justice, peace and reconciliation among local communities. The event Read More