BAAG reports

  • BAAG: Monthly report, November 2015

    Our monthly 2-page report of the key news from Afghanistan.  November saw an unprecedented display of public anger with a huge demonstration in Kabul. Numerous countries pledged greater support to Afghanistan's security, and a new media iniative launched to prepare female Afghan journalists for international news careers. 

    PDF icon Afghanistan in Nov 15.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly report, October 2015

    Our monthly 2-page summary of the key news from Afghanistan.  Security and humanitarian needs dominated the news in October 2015, though there were other notable stories regarding human rights, sport and politics.

    PDF icon Afghanistan in October 2015.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly report, September 2015

    BAAG's monthly 2-page review of the month. Rising insecurity featured heavily in September 2015, with the fall of Kunduz in the north. Other stories include a pledge to stop child abuse and the first year in office of the National Unity Government.  

    PDF icon Afghanistan in September 2015.pdf
  • Bond: State of the World's Emergencies, August 2015

    The Bond Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups have produced a briefing for new members of parliament, designed to give an overview of some of the world’s most fragile situations and highlight actions which key influencers can take to ensure the UK government most effectively delivers on its moral and political responsibilities.The basic humanitarian needs of people affected by conflict and natural disasters around the world are increasing. More and more people urgently require food, water, shelter and other assistance to survive, and new and ongoing conflicts force ever greater numbers of people from their homes.The State of the World’s Emergencies draws on the expertise of individuals and organisations who are either actively operational in the contexts cited, or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval. BAAG authored the Afghanistan chapter. The report was sent to new MPs in July, and in the build-up to World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, Bond and a number of partners will be raising awareness of the state of the world’s emergencies.

    PDF icon Bond State_of_the_Worlds_Emergencies.pdf
  • BAAG: Aiding Fragile States, July 2015

    As part of their Media4Development programme, BAAG organised a policy-makers and development practitioners roundtable. It aimed to explore the challenges of development in Afghanistan and the relevance of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States framework in the country.  Moreover, it raised the question of how the development community (donors & NGOs) and the media can improve public communications about the complexities (and sometimes failures) of development in fragile states.  The report presents the main discussion points and recommendations. 

    PDF icon BAAG_RoundtableReport_WEB.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly report, July 2015

    BAAG's monthly summary of the key news from Afghanistan.  July was dominated by stories of the peace talks and security incidents.  In addition, we report on how the people are responding with satire to the governance issues and provide an update on the Farkhunda murder charges. 

    PDF icon Afghanistan in July 2015.pdf
  • BAAG: Policy position paper on Good Governance, July 2015

    Following the General Election in May 2015, BAAG and its members prepared a briefing pack for MPs and ministers.  These covered the themes of Governance, Human Rights, Service Delivery, Women's Rights and Humanitarian.  They each present an overview of the progress and remaining challenges in each area, and priority recommendations for the British government to consider in its support to Afghanistan. 

    PDF icon Policy Position Paper - Good Governance final version 22Jul15.pdf
  • BAAG: Policy position paper on Human Rights, July 2015

    Following the General Election in May 2015, BAAG and its members prepared a briefing pack for MPs and ministers.  These covered the themes of Governance, Human Rights, Service Delivery, Women's Rights and Humanitarian.  They each present an overview of the progress and remaining challenges in each area, and priority recommendations for the British government to consider in its support to Afghanistan. 

    PDF icon Policy Paper - HRs final version 22Jul15.pdf
  • BAAG: Policy position paper on Humanitarian Aid, July 2015

    Following the General Election in May 2015, BAAG and its members prepared a briefing pack for MPs and ministers.  These covered the themes of Governance, Human Rights, Service Delivery, Women's Rights and Humanitarian.  They each present an overview of the progress and remaining challenges in each area, and priority recommendations for the British government to consider in its support to Afghanistan. 

    PDF icon Policy Position Paper - Humanitarian final version 22Jul15.pdf
  • BAAG: Policy position paper on Service Delivery, July 2015

    Following the General Election in May 2015, BAAG and its members prepared a briefing pack for MPs and ministers.  These covered the themes of Governance, Human Rights, Service Delivery, Women's Rights and Humanitarian.  They each present an overview of the progress and remaining challenges in each area, and priority recommendations for the British government to consider in its support to Afghanistan. 

    PDF icon Policy Position Paper - Service Delivery final version 22July15.pdf
  • BAAG: Policy position papers on Women's Rights, July 2015

    Following the General Election in May 2015, BAAG and its members prepared a briefing pack for MPs and ministers.  These covered the themes of Governance, Human Rights, Service Delivery, Women's Rights and Humanitarian.  They each present an overview of the progress and remaining challenges in each area, and priority recommendations for the British government to consider in its support to Afghanistan. For Women's Rights, BAAG partnered with GAPS UK (Gender Action for Peace & Security) and prepared a more detailed set of specific recommendations to Ministers than the more general contextual setting provided to MPs. 

    PDF icon Womens rights position paper 24 July 2015 - MPs.pdf, PDF icon Womens rights position paper 28 July 2015 - Ministers.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly report, June 2015

    Our monthly 2-page review of news from Afghanistan.  June includes details on the unprecedented extension of the current parliament following the failure to hold parliamentary elections, Taliban offensives and attacks and Afghanistan's first female appointment to the Supreme Court.  

    PDF icon Afghanistan in June 2015.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly report, May 2015

    BAAG's monthly review of the news from Afghanistan highlighted, inter alia, developments in Af-Pak relations, convictions in the Farkhunda case, more cabinet appointments and nominations and security attacks on aid workers. 

    PDF icon Afghanistan in May 2015.pdf
  • BAAG: Humanitarian context & recommendations, April 2015

    In the run up to the British general election, BAAG worked with the Humanitarian group of BOND, the UK network of aid organisations, to produce a series of briefing papers for the new cohort of British MPs.  BAAG contributed a paper outlining the current humanitarian context and needs in Afghanistan, and presented a short series of priority recommendations for MPs to consider.  

    PDF icon Afghanistan Humanitarian Context & Policy Recommendations FINAL 10Apr.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly report, April 2015

    BAAG's monthly review of news and developments from Afghanistan.  April 2015 saw, amongst other news, advances by the Taliban in their spring offensive, concerns over Islamic State presence, the murder of 5 aid workers and the appointment of a new national cricket captain. 

    PDF icon Afghanistan in April.pdf

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