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 legal framework and unexpected electoral results in Ghazni province prompted a Read More
Over the past few decades, research in Afghanistan has paid a great deal of attention to justice and dispute resolution processes related to civil and criminal issues. However, studies focusing more specifically on water-related conflicts have been extremely limited and Read More
Like so much else in Afghanistan, the direction that the opium economy takes after 2014 will depend on a complex matrix of factors.Those who despair point to the more than one-third increase in cultivation, with a new high in 2013. Read More
Afghanistan’s government is often described as fragmented and fragile. In many instances, the central government is viewed as failing to function effectively, particularly beyond the capital. This does not mean that there is disorder at the regional or provincial level. Read More
Levels of drug crop cultivation have long been seen as an indicator of the success or failure of counternarcotics efforts. However, to rely on this indicator is to misunderstand the socioeconomic and political processes that support farmers moving out of Read More
Updated each year, the A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance aims to enhance general understanding of the array of actors, structures, and government processes related to aid and reconstruction efforts in the country.
For Afghanistan, to have a Constitution, is itself an achievement. Afghanistan has had several Constitution’s in the past, that were never put in to effect. Previous Constitutions, including the 1964 Constitution were created by rulers, to legitimize their governments.
Afghanistan is not new to governance reform. But the establishment of a sound system of public administration is a long-term process depending on strong, sustained and coordinated partnership between and within the Afghan government and the international community. Government reform Read More
The ANA is commonly viewed as one of post-2001 Afghanistan’s strongest institutions,if not the strongest. However, with the imminent withdrawal of international forces,the ANA’s ability to stand on its own and successfully confront its enemies faces its firstmajor test. This Read More
In Afghanistan’s turn to market economy after the US invasion in 2001, the private sector, 85 percent of it made up of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), was defined as the engine for growth. But the flow of tremendous aid Read More