Resources

  • World Bank: Winning Hearts and Minds through Development, July 2012

    This policy research working paper, based on a field experiment in Afghanistan, examines the effectiveness of development programmes in countering insurgency.  Its findings suggest that such programmes have a generally positive impact in relatively secure areas, but have little effect in areas which already have high levels of violence.

    PDF icon World Bank Winning Hearts and Minds through Development July 2012.pdf
  • US Department of Defence: Progress Towards Security & Stability in Afghanistan, April 2012

    The Defence Department 'Report on Progress Towards Security & Stability in Afghanistan: United States Plan for Sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces'.  This is the latest update in a regular series of reports begun in June 2008.  

    PDF icon Progress Towards Security & Stability in Afghanistan April 2012.pdf
  • US Department of Defence: Progress Towards Security & Stability in Afghanistan, April 2011

    The Defence Department 'Report on Progress Towards Security & Stability in Afghanistan: United States Plan for Sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces'.  This is an update to a regular series of reports begun in June 2008. 

    PDF icon US DoD Report Progress Security and Stability Apr2011.pdf

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