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An Afghan Think-Tank Study Finds that Southwest Bare Land has Become Home to Up to 2.2 Million People

“What is more, this frontier area is located beyond the reaches of the Helmand and Farah rivers and the canal system that the Afghan state built to increase the taxable agricultural area,” the report says and adds, “Yet in 2016 Read More

AREU Condolence Message

AREU stands by the families of the journalists and all those who fell victim to the ferocious and barbaric attack on 30 April 2018 in Kabul and asks the Government of Afghanistan to announce a national day of mourning and Read More

Stakeholder perceptions of agriculture and nutrition policies and practice: A policy brief for Afghanistan

While there are multiple causes of malnutrition, undernutrition and lack of dietary diversity point to micronutrient deficiencies rather than generalised food insecurity. A crucial policy question is: what are the pathways and incentives needed to ensure that agriculture can have Read More

Understanding rural markets in Afghanistan

This briefing paper draws on findings from research on Afghan agricultural commodity markets and rural and urban labour markets. The studies explored how people navigate and negotiate their economic life. They were based on market system and value chain approaches Read More

AREU’s Message on Nancy H.Dupree’s Death

It is with great sadness that we must say that Afghanistan has lost a dedicated and generous friend. And we, in the nation’s research family, have lost a friend and a colleague. Nancy Hutch Dupree was a scholar, an anthropologist Read More

Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) – Afghanistan

The Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF), developed by the World Bank in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation, International Fund for Agricultural Development, International Food Policy Research Institute, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat), the African Union, and Read More

AREU Welcomes its New Director “Dr. Orzala Ashraf Nemat”

Dr. Orzala Ashraf Nemat, an internationally known Afghan activist and scholar is an expert in political ethnography, holding a Ph.D. in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and MSc in Development Planning from the University Read More

When Will Transitional Justice in Afghanistan Become a Part of the Transitional Decade?

The current study has been undertaken to assess if the perceptions of Transitional Justice (TJ) as still as relevant when the “call for justice” exercise was undertaken by the AIHRC. The participants and informants of the study were chosen from Read More

Agriculture for Nutrition in Afghanistan Stakeholder Consultation

Much attention is given in humanitarian work to therapeutic approaches to improving the nutrition of vulnerable groups, but the contribution of agricultural development and the food system to improving rural and urban diets also needs to be increased.

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 strongmen interfere with service delivery, finding largely Read More