The Intersection


Blog posts do not reflect the views of AREU but those of their authors. AREU welcomes submissions by external writers. Contact us at if you are interested in writing a blog post related to one of our thematic areas of research.

Field Stories

AREU researchers are active in the field. Here, we bring you their observations from the field so as to help readers get a better sense of the smell and feel of the context. Our researchers draw attention to what stood out and why, what was different about their most recent trip back to the same district, as well as sharing the views they gleaned from residents in the areas where they spent time. Field Stories seeks to enrich our understanding of the environment by presenting views from the ground.


Within Afghanistan’s deeply socially embedded economy, informal credit is a key mechanism through which markets operate and through which the distributional economy provides access to land, labour and income for… Read More
Press coverage of the launching the issue paper on “Gender-Responsive Budgeting in Afghanistan” by TOLONews channel on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 (30, Sonbula, 1395). Read More