Resources

  • BAAG: Peacebuilding in Afghanistan and Perspectives on Civil Society's Role, September 2012

    A report of workshop proceedings which took place in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland, from 23-27 February 2012. It was organised by the British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group in association with Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation. It was attended by 17 Afghan peacebuilders and civil society activists from across Afghanistan, as well as peace practitioners, politicians and civil society representatives from other conflict areas. The aim was to discuss peacebuilding and facilitate an exchange of ideas about civil society’s role in peace processes. The workshop sessions explored a range of perspectives on the peace processes in Northern Ireland and the Balkans.

    PDF icon BAAG-2012-peace-building-rep final.pdf
  • 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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