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The Afghan Parliament: Constitutional Mandate versus the Practice in the Post 2001 Context

Afghanistan’s experience with parliamentary democracy was short-lived because the country lacked favorable conditions for its growth.1 As such, the parliament was not effective and failed to build a bridge between the legislature and the executive. In less than ten years, Read More

The Afghan Parliament: Constitutional Mandate versus the Practice in the Post 2001 Context

Legislatures or parliaments, as the highest law-making bodies in a country, are seen to manifest the will of their people. They play an important role in the life of a nation by performing three fundamental functions: (1) making, changing and Read More

The Role of the Afghan State in Managing Nomadism and Nomad-Settler Conflict

The paper discusses the role the state before the on-going series of wars in Afghanistan started in 1978. The main focus of the paper, however, is on the role of the Afghan state today in managing conflict between nomads and Read More

Study of Afghanistan’s Organization and Structure of Public Administration under the 2004 Constitution

In Afghanistan,since the inception of modern organizations of public administration,towards the end of nineteenth century,states have utilized different models of public administration ranging from centralization,to deconcentrated centralization,to decentralization.However,due to multiple and concomitant reasons,such as tribal and traditional structures,political instability,rapid regime change,constant Read More

A Study of Afghanistan’s Organization and Structure of Public Administration under the 2004 Constitution

System of public administration is one of the most important issues addressed under Afghanistan’s Constitution. Seven articles of Chapter Eight of 2004 Constitution lay down the basic structure and model of public administration in Afghanistan. However, study of organization of Read More

High and Dry: Poppy cultivation and the future of those that reside in the former desert areas of South West Afghanistan

The deserts of southwestern Afghanistan have been transformed. Land that was once dry and strewn with rocks, has been cleared, irrigated, and planted with crops by an influx of new settlers. The pace of the settlement of the former desert Read More

STIRRING UP THE HORNET’S NEST: How the Population of Rural Helmand view the current Counterinsurgency Campaign

Stirring Up the Hornet’s Nest, is critical to our understanding of the impact of opium poppy production in Afghanistan. The findings shared in this paper can bring much needed insight to development workers, civil society, and the Afghan government on Read More

Swinging Between Hope and Despair: Kabul Citizens’ Voting Behaviour in the 2018 Wolesi Jirga Election

This Briefing Paper presents a summary of the initial findings from AREU’s research on the parliamentary elections. The study aims to analyse the voting behaviour of Kabul citizens in the upcoming 2018 Wolesi Jirga elections. Taking into consideration the deterioration Read More

Gender-Based Violence Among IDP Children in Kabul: Measures to Take

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) is pleased to share the findings of a study on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) children in Kabul that provides a broader picture of the situation on-the-ground. IDPs in this study Read More

Policy Research Institutions and Health Sustainable Development Goals: Building Momentum in South Asia

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) is pleased to release the results of a study on health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that provides a comprehensive accurate breakdown of the health and healthcare facilities situation in Afghanistan. According to the Read More