AREU has maintained its position as the #1think tank in Afghanistan, #3 in Central Asia (among 58 peers), #26 Best Independent Think Tank Globally (among 143 peers), #54 in Social Policy (among 66 peers), and #135 in the World (non-US) among a peer group of 150.Read Full Report
The A to Z Guide is AREU's flagship publication. The Guide, in many ways, captures what has changed and persisted in terms of actors, priorities, and the political landscape...Read More
The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit is a globally-recognized source of research for scholars and practitioners working on Afghanistan. AREU conducts in-depth research on themes and areas that are difficult to reach so that our evidence-based work leads to the generation of new ideas for finding solutions to complex interconnected problems facing Afghanistan at the local, national and regional levels.Learn More
AREU publishes short sharp policy notes and issues papers that take a deep-dive into complex problems facing Afghanistan. Our publications engage with a wide audience as they are translated into Dari and Pashto.Learn More
The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) is an independent research institute based in Kabul that was established in 2002 by the assistance of the international community in Afghanistan. AREU’s mission is to inform and influence policy and practice by conducting high-quality, policy-relevant, evidence-based research and actively disseminating the results and promote a culture of research and learning.