• Hard copy of the English edition now available!

    The eleventh edition of the A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance is now available in hard print from our office.
    Only a limited number of copies will be printed this year, so stop by to pick up your copy or place your order with publications@areu.org.af. 

  • Land, People, and the State in Afghanistan: 2002-2012

    This case study carefully documents the changes in land relations and land governance since the signing of the Bonn Agreement in December 2001.

  • Little bit poppy-free, little bit eradicated

    This new case study focuses on individual household decision-making and the economic, social, and political contexts in which those decisions are made, placing opium poppy cultivation in the broader livelihoods, governance, and political contexts. 

  • All Bets are Off! 

    The issue of illicit drug production has largely fallen off the policy agenda in Afghanistan. This Case Study explains why it can't afford to not be a priority. 


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Evolving Terrain: Opium Poppy Cultivation in Balkh and Badakhshan Provinces in 2013

It is generally assumed that there will be significant increases in the level of opium poppy cultivation after the criti... Read More


The contribution of BRAC’s life skills education and livelihoods trainings to social inclusion in Afghanistan

This study adopts a social exclusion lens to analyse the effects of BRAC’s life skills education and livelihoods trainin... Read More


How do labour programmes contribute to social inclusion in Afghanistan?

This study adopts a social exclusion lens to analyse the effects of BRAC’s life skills education and livelihoods trainin... Read More


How do social protection and labour programmes contribute to social inclusion?

Discussions around the post-2015 development goals and the proposed ‘leave no-one behind’ principle have revived global ... Read More


Don’t underestimate the power of blue fingers

Wamiqullah Mumtaz

Hopes of democracyincreased when people enormously participated in 2014 presidential election.The process was almost peaceful and security was tight. Slap of people onface of armed opposition. The election process was completely Afghanize.


Roundtable: The Afghan National Army: Sustainability Challenges beyond Financial Aspects...

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

Roundtable: The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium Annual Seminar ...

Roundtable: Afghan Constitutional Law...