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Urban Livelihoods in Afghanistan

This synthesis report draws out the main findings and recommendations from five case studies on urban poverty in Kabul, Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif, Jalalabad and Pul-i-Khumri. The report examines livelihood strategies, assets and crisis management over time in a set of households in each of these cities. It calls on the Afghan government to implement long-term strategies for economic growth that would create more jobs with regular income, and draws attention to the uneven thrust of national assistance—focused more on poverty-reduction initiatives in the rural communities—and the need to expand programmes to urban areas.

Paper Type: Synthesis Paper
Theme: Social Protection
Language: English
No. of Pages: 78

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