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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

Politics over evidence: questioning the link between service deliver and state legitimacy in Afghanistan.

This briefing highlights evidence and findings on the linkages between service delivery and state legitimacy. It builds on five years of AREU research (2012 to 2017) on the question of linkages between delivering services and state-building in the case of Read More

Radical and Active: Radicalisation among University Students in Kabul and Herat

Despite efforts to address extremism, various violent radical groups in Afghanistan appear to have no issue accessing a pool of sympathizers and potential recruits, given that radical ideologies and views are widespread among different strata of the society. There are Read More

Assessing EUPOL Impact on Afghan Police Reform (2007-2016)

EUNPACK is a research consortium project designed and developed to critically examine whether the EU external crisis response is sensitive to the political and social context on the ground. To achieve this goal in Afghanistan, AREU has selected the European Read More

No more standard programming: economic development in fragile settings

SLRC case studies on markets and economic life, along with parallel case studies on political settlements, find that the political and economic marketplaces in Afghanistan are deeply enmeshed, with powerful actors often playing key roles in both arenas. And although Read More

A Mapping Study: Institutional Mechanisms to Tackle Trafficking in Persons in Afghanistan

The international community, in partnership with the Afghan government, has devoted significant resources to combatting human trafficking in Afghanistan. This funding and attention has generated some significant gains, including the passing of new anti-trafficking legislation, the launch of awareness-raising campaigns, Read More

A Mapping Study: Institutional Mechanisms to Tackle Trafficking in Persons in Afghanistan

This policy note summarizes the findings of a Mapping Study conducted by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) and the Security Governance Group (SGG) in 2015 and 2016. It presents recommendations for the Afghan government as well as for the Read More

Urban Safety: A Review of the Afghanistan Urban Peacebuilding Program

The notion of urban safety is relatively new in policy environment, off and on-budget municipal programing and administrative rules and practices in Afghanistan. The rapid urbanization of the last 16 years has generated specific vulnerabilities, exclusions and insecurities. The urban Read More

Typologies of nomad-settler conflict in Afghanistan

While conflict over boundaries and migration timetables is an old feature of nomad/farmer relations in Afghanistan, this on-going AREU project found that new types of conflict have emerged. Political parties, organisations and lobbies play a much greater role in Afghanistan Read More