Success and Failure: Afghanistan’s Efforts to Eradicate Poppy Cultivation

Paul Fishstein and David Mansfield presented findings from recently published AREU case studies concerning opium cultivation in the provinces of Balkh and Badakhshan, and Helmand and Nangarharrespectively. Development practitioners, UN agencies, and representatives from relevant ministries were present at the Read More

“Balkh’s Economy in Transition” – Stepping onto unstable ground?

AREU launched its recent titled “Balkh’s Economy in Transition” through a press conference on August 21, 2013. The report was widely covered by media and therefore generated a debate on consequences of transition on Afghan economy. Local media outlets dedicated Read More

“Women’s Economic Empowerment in Afghanistan, 2002- 2012: Information Mapping and Situational Analysis”

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit held a workshop on findings of its research project titled “Women’s Economic Empowerment in Afghanistan, 2002- 2012: Information Mapping and Situational Analysis” funded by UN Women. The half-day workshop brought together a variety of stakeholders, Read More

A bridge over troubled water

On 18 December 2013, AREU launched its new report entitled ‘Water rights and conflict resolution processes in Afghanistan: the case of Sar-i- Pul sub-basin’ by Vincent Thomas to national media outlets. The event was attended by media representatives of Pajhwak Read More

Afghan Constitutional Law

On 25 December, AREU convened a Roundtable Discussion with guest of honour, Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali, with the aim of initiating a debate on the Afghanistan Constitution with prominent member of the academic, legal and political community, with a specific Read More

The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium Annual Seminar

SLRC Afghanistan – an ODI and AREU partnership and three year research project aiming to investigate how people make their living in fragile and conflict affected environments – had its first year seminar on January 26th to engage national and Read More

Water Rights and Conflict Resolution Processes in Afghanistan: The case of the Sar-i-Pul Sub-basin

AREU and the EU delegation to Afghanistan held a round table discussion on findings of a case study entitled “water rights and conflict resolution processes in Afghanistan: The case of the Sar-i- Pul sub-basin”. In particular this research focuses specifically Read More

Water rights and conflict resolution processes in Afghanistan: The case of the Sar-i-Pul sub-basinWater rights and conflict resolution processes in Afghanistan: The case of the Sar-i-Pul sub-basin

On 28th January 2014 AREU and the EU delegation to Afghanistan jointly held a Round Table Discussion on research paper on water rights and conflict resolution processes in Afghanistan. In particular this research focuses specifically on water rights and the resolution Read More

Water rights and conflict resolution processes in Afghanistan: The case of the Sar-i-Pul sub-basin

On the 3rd February 2014 AREU convened a  roundtable at MAIL. This session was held on the advice of the Deputy Minister of MRRD and nearly 30 individuals attended the RTD.The Deputy Minister of MAIL was invited but was not Read More

Water rights and conflict resolution processes in Afghanistan: The case of the Sar-i-Pul sub-basin

On the 3rd February 2014, AREU convened a roundtable at the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on this case study. The Deputy Minister of MRRD, Tariq Esmati, was present and thanked AREU for the report and added that Read More