BAAG reports

  • Understanding the impact of illicit economies in Afghanistan's Development

    A summary report of the APPG Afghanistan briefing and discussion on the role illicit economies play in Afghanistan's development. Core themes include the drug economy, mining, and migration.

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  • BAAG: Monthly report, January 2017

    Our monthly review of the key news from Afghanistan, which this month included the Taliban's letter to new US President Donald Trump, a surge of anti-corruption activity and the university graduation of one of Afghanistan's oldest students. 

    PDF icon Afghanistan in Jan 2017.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly Report, December 2016

    This month's 2-page round-up of the main headlines coming out of Afghanistan. December 2016 saw a number of regional conferences focused on tackling Afghanistan's ongoing insecurity, the launch of an investigation into Vice President Dostum, and the release of a controversial report on corruption. 

    PDF icon Afghanistan in December 2016 final.pdf
  • BAAG: Summary report of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, December 2016

    This report presents the key civil society activities - consultations, events, position papers and statements - conducted and delivered for the October 2016 Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. It demonstrates the recommendations and concerns raised by Afghan and international civil society to government donors, as the latter pledged $15.2bn of continued support to the country. 

    PDF icon BCA report 6Dec16 final.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly Report, November 2016

    This month's 2-page round-up of the key headlines coming out of Afghanistan last month. November 2016 saw the parliamentary dismissal of seven government ministers, the killing of 32 civilians in Kunduz by US-backed airstrikes, and a hero's welcome for the return of Afghanistan's most famous 'green-eyed girl'.

    PDF icon Afghanistan in November 2016 final.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly Report, October 2016

    This month's 2-page round-up of the key headlines from Afghanistan in October 2016. These include the outcomes of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, a second Taliban offensive on the city of Kunduz in just over a year, the latest UN statistics on opium cultivation, and the fourth annual International Women's Film Festival. 

    PDF icon Afghanistan in October 2016 FINAL.pdf
  • BAAG: Synthesis of Afghan and International Civil Society Papers for the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, October 2016

    This paper summarises the key views and recommendations made by Afghan and international civil society organisations in papers prepared for the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan in October 2016. The purpose of this was to inform discussions during and after the conference, at which the Afghan Government outlined the progress made in implementing reforms since 2014 and the international community pledged continued financial support to the country over the next four year period. As a result of this synthesis, core common recommendations from Afghan and international civil society that emerged were:a partnership of mutual respect and co-operation between civil society and governmentthe Afghan government abiding by commitments made and international legal conventions entered intothe continuation of long-term international support to Afghanistan, conditional on the implenentation of reforms  the importance of the role of civil society to be acknowledged and facilitated

    PDF icon Synthesis Paper for BCA 2016 FINAL.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly Report, September 2016

    This month's 2-page round-up of the key news includes reaction to the Hizb-e-Islami peace agreement, the launch of the new Citizen's Charter, and the opening of a new restaurant run by survivors of domestic violence.

    PDF icon Afghanistan in September 2016.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly Report, August 2016

    This month's 2-page round-up of the key news includes a high-profile political dispute between President Ghani and CEO Abdullah, a deadly terrorist attack on the American University of Afghanistan, and the opening of Kabul's first sexual health advice centre.

    PDF icon Afghanistan in August 2016.pdf
  • BAAG, Monthly Report, July 2016

    This month's 2-page round-up of the key news includes outcomes of the NATO Summit in Warsaw and a deadly attack on a peaceful demonstration in Kabul. Returning Afghan refugees were promised free plots of land in their homeland and Afghan brothers in the Netherlands launched a drone capable of disabling landmines 20 times faster than current methods.   

    PDF icon Afghanistan this month - July 2016.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly report, June 2016

    This month's 2-page round-up of the key news includes clashes at the Torkham border crossing and the announcement of Afghanistan's new Minister of Defence. Afghans were reported as the third largest refugee group worldwide and beloved poet Rumi was the topic of much discussion.   

    PDF icon Afghanistan this month - June final.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly report, May 2016

    This month's 2-page round-up of the key news includes the government's response to mass protests, international recognition for Afghan film-makers and a dramatic increase in the number of internally displaced within Afghanistan.  

    PDF icon Afghanistan in May 2016.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly report, April 2016

    Our 2-sided summary of the key news from Afghanistan.  April's major Taliban attack in Kabul saw a dramatic shift in President' Ghani's rhetoric regarding peace negotiations. The ICRC warned of Afghanistan sliding into an unprecedented humanitarian crisis unless the international community pledges ongoing support, whilst a young Afghan man took a stand against harmful practices affecting his family and girls across the country. 

    PDF icon Afghanistan this month - April 2016.pdf
  • BAAG Blog: The hopes of Afghanistan's piano prodigy (Dari version), April 2016

    BAAG's 31st March 2016 blog written with budding concert pianist Elham Fanoos has been translated and published in Dari by the Saday-e Mardom (The Voice of People) weekly newspaper. 

    PDF icon Elham Fanoos.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly report, March 2016

    Our summary of the essential news for each month.  March saw anger at the reduction of sentences for 13 of Farkhunda's killers, and a report stating the highest annual levels of violence against journalists on record. In more positive news, the Afghan cricket team stunned fans with their defeat of the West Indies in the Twenty20 cricket tournament. 

    PDF icon Afghanistan this month - March 2016.pdf