• AREU: Local Governance in Afghanistan: A View from the Ground, June 2011

    Research paper on how local government in Afghanistan has progressed and how it interacts with informal governance mechanisms.

    PDF icon AREU Local Governance in Afghanistan June 2011.pdf
  • US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Evaluating US Foreign Assistance to Afghanistan, June 2011

    This report paints a picture of uneven, sometimes ineffective, US aid projects and calls for a re-evaluation of how that aid is delivered.

    PDF icon Evaluating US Foreign Assistance to Afghanistan June 2011.pdf
  • DFID: Afghanistan Operational Plan 2011- 2015, May 2011

    Summary of the Department of International Development’s planned work in Afghanistan during transition, including project aims, partners and methodology.

    PDF icon DFID afghanistan-2011-5-summary.pdf
  • Global Humanitarian Assistance: Afghanistan: Tracking major resource flows 2002-2010, January 2011

    Detailed breakdown of how billions of dollars of international aid has been spent.

    PDF icon Afghanistan Tracking major resource flows 2002-2010 Jan. 2011.pdf
  • Kabul Conference Communiqué, July 2010

    The international community renews its commitment to Afghanistan.

    PDF icon Kabul Conference Communique.pdf
  • BAAG: An Alternative View, Conference Report, January 2010

    Ahead of the inter-ministerial London Conference on Afghanistan in January 2010, BAAG, with support from ACBAR (Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief) convened a one-day Afghan civil society conference.  This report presents the discussions, opinions and recommendations of those present - Afghan civil society leaders and activists, international development experts from NGOs and think tanks, members of Afghan government institutions and others.   The day culminated in the presentation of a civil society statement, their agreed recommendations on security, governance and development in Afghanistan to ministerial representatives of the co-hosts of The London Conference.

    PDF icon BAAG An Alternative View Conference 2010.pdf
  • Joint Agencies' report: Quick Impact, Quick Collapse: The Dangers of Militarised Aid in Afghanistan, January 2010

    How militarised aid has compromised development efforts in Afghanistan.  Joint report by ActionAid, Afghanaid, Care Afghanistan, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Oxfam and Trocaire

    PDF icon Quick Impact, Quick Collapse Jan. 2010.pdf
  • UNODC: Corruption in Afghanistan: Bribery as Reported by the Victims, January 2010

    UN agency survey finds that corruption is Afghans’ biggest worry, with one in two people forced to pay bribes to officials.

    PDF icon UNODC Bribery as Repored by Victims Jan. 2010.pdf
  • NGOs and Humanitarian Reform: Mapping Study Afghanistan Report, May 2009

    This report highlights key challenges and dilemmas that the humanitarian community in general, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in particular, are facing in Afghanistan today. The report concludes with two overarching recommendations. The first is that in order to enhance the perception of neutrality, independence and impartiality of their humanitarian activities, particularly in those areas of the country where working with legitimate local authorities is no longer possible, NGOs should establish a Humanitarian Consortium that would distinguish itself from other actors on the ground by a recognizable symbol (e.g. pink vehicles or a particular logo) and by a set of 3 principled, clear and transparent operational guidelines.The second relates to the urgent need to launch a communications strategy aimed at the general public and all belligerents to explain the principles, objectives and modus operandi of consortium agencies. This should include efforts to ensure that the vernacular media provide a balanced presentation of humanitarian activities, a campaign to sensitise decision-makers at the sub-national level (provincial councils, governors, leading mullahs), including efforts directed at influencing the leadership of the insurgency on humanitarian access and the rights of civilians caught up in conflict.

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  • ACBAR: Falling Short, April 2008

    Report by network of aid agencies working in Afghanistan finds that international aid has been insufficient and often wasteful.

    PDF icon ACBAR Falling Short April 2008.pdf
  • ActionAid: Gaps in Aid Accountability, February 2008

    Report studying the finances of the National Solidarity Programme in Afghanistan

    PDF icon Gaps in Aid Accountability Feb. 2008.pdf
  • AREU: Urban vulnerability in Afghanistan - Case Studies From Three Cities, May 2004

    This paper attempts to shed light on the multiple forms vulnerability may take in urban Afghan settings, and is based on qualitative data gathered during eight weeks of focus groups in three cities: Kabul, Jalalabad and Herat. The research explores the risks faced by vulnerable groups in these areas, the strategies they employ to cope with those risks, and who is most susceptible to these risks.

    PDF icon 417E-Urban Vulnerability WP.pdf