This section includes key reports and briefing papers on Afghanistan from NGOs, think tanks, and governmental bodies. They are divided into the broad categories indicated on the left.
Multi-issue reports - eg Health & Education, or Children's Issues, are listed under the "Development" section.
Our aim is to provide a solid core of interesting and accurate information on Afghanistan of interest to the British and Afghan public, as well as decision makers, academics, and the international aid community.
Please feel free to email us if you feel we have omitted a major report!
SCA: Afghanistan's Road to Self-Reliance, March 2017
The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, an INGO present in Afghanistan for decades, convened a conference in December 2016 to consider lessons learnt in security and development efforts. Incorporating offical reviews by the Danish and Norwegian governments of their interventions, and bringing Afghan development and rights actors to the stage, the conference explored civil-military lessons, as well as development and diplomacy interventions. This report captures the rich discussions and asks what better approaches might be considered going forwards.sca2016internationalconference_finalversion.pdf
USIP: The Afghan Refugee Crisis in 2016, February 2017
During 2016, unprecedented numbers (hundreds of thousands) of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and Iran returned to Afghanistan. The Afghan government and aid agencies have struggled to support these people who add to another 1 million internally displaced people. This United States Institute of Peace report highlights the growing humanitarian crisis and security issues, as well as the economic strain faced by the returnees and state.USIP-The-Afghan-Refugee-Crisis-in-2016.pdf
OXFAM: Women, Peace, Security & Justice in Afghanistan after Brussels & Warsaw, February 2017
While last year's international conferences were important to confirm sustained international support to Afghanistan, there is a serious gap between international political rhetoric and progress on the ground. Afghan women continue to face huge challenges and the implementation of the National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security seems to have stalled. Structural barriers continue to prevent security, peace building and justice processes from becoming more inclusive.Bayan_WPSJ_Discussion_Paper.pdf
Range of reports from Government and NGO sources on Afghanistan.