• The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Good Governance in Afghanistan

    As part of the Governance Forum Afghanistan (“Govern4Afg”) project, this study aims to assess the role of civil society in promoting good governance in Afghanistan by critically examining the players, their roles, and the challenges that they face. Finally, it introduces some strategies that various CSOs have used in promoting good governance principals and raising awareness in terms of broader governance relations in the country.

  • Bringing the State Closer to the People:
    Deconcentrating Planning and Budgeting in Afghanistan

    This issue paper on provincial planning and budgeting contributes to the overall objective of the Governance Forum Afghanistan (“Govern4Afg”) project by assessing the existing planning and budgeting mechanisms and by recommending key actions to improve planning and budgeting with the aim to ameliorate good governance in general and service delivery in particular. 

  • Subnational Governance in Afghanistan

    This issues paper on subnational governance is developed as part of the Governance Forum Afghanistan (“Govern4Afg”) project. It has two interconnected, but distinct parts. Part One takes stock of the structural, policy, and legal state of affairs in Afghan subnational governance, underlines the opportunities for improving public service delivery through subnational governance reform, and highlights the challenges, gaps, and areas in need of national deliberation and decision-making. Part Two is dedicated to filling the gap on village and district representation by offering evidence-based conclusions on a potential way forward on the issue. 

  • Moving with the Times: How Opium Poppy Cultivation has Adapted to the Changing Environment in Afghanistan


    This “watching brief” has described a number of trends with respect to agriculture, land settlement, and opium poppy in several areas of Afghanistan. It highlights two separate but highly related issues.

  • Developing transboundary water resources: What perspectives for cooperation between Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan?


    This study  focuses  on three river basins shared with Iran, Turkmenistan and Pakistan. The study also provides a detailed investigation of the hydrological context as well as the international relations context within which stakeholders have developed their views on transboundary interactions.

  • A Balancing Act for Extractive Sector Governance


    This issues paper aims to examine the role and governance of the extractive sector in the economic development of Afghanistan.

  • AREU mourns the tragic loss of former director Paula Kantor


    Paula was an integral and beloved member of AREU and the Kabul community. She had just returned to Kabul for a short period after a five-year absence to begin work on an ambitious new joint research project between AREU and CIMMYT when her life was cut tragically short during an attack on the hotel where she was staying on the evening of May 13.  

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The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Good Governance in Afghanistan

As part of the Governance Forum Afghanistan (“Govern4Afg”) project, this study aims to assess the role of civil society ... Read More

 

Subnational Governance in Afghanistan

This issues paper on subnational governance is developed as part of the Governance Forum Afghanistan (“Govern4Afg”) proj... Read More

 

Bringing the State Closer to the People: Deconcentrating Planning and Budgeting in Afghanistan

This issue paper on provincial planning and budgeting contributes to the overall objective of the Governance Forum Afgha... Read More

 

Moving with the Times: How Opium Poppy Cultivation has Adapted to the Changing Environment in Afghanistan

This “watching brief” has described a number of trends with respect to agriculture, land settlement, and opium poppy in ... Read More

 

Finding roses among thorns: The hidden role of women in Afghanistan’s rural economy

Massouda Kohistani

When Afghan women only rarely appear in public spheres, it is all too easy to miss the vital, visionary and entrepreneurial part they play not only in the nurture of their families but the economic life of their entire household and community

 
 

Roundtable: The Afghan National Army After ISAF...

Roundtable: When Will Transnational Justice in Afghanistan Become a Part of Transition Decade?...

Roundtable: Agriculture for Nutrition in Afghanistan Stakeholder Consultation...

Policy Dialogue: Govern4Afg and stakeholders develop practical ways to put policies into action...