BAAG reports

  • BAAG: Sustainable Engagement to 2014 & beyond, November 2013

    BAAG and Chatham House convened a panel of experts on Afghanistan to consider various scenarios the country may face in 2014 and beyond.  Topics included the presidential election process, improving governance, and the role of civil society.  Overall, the panel felt a middle ground, cautiously optimistic scenario was most likely, and discussions indicated the increasingly loud voice of a nation who are demanding progress from their government.  

    PDF icon BAAG Chatham House Sustainable Engagement Nov 13.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly report, October 2013

    This month's report includes developments for nominees of the presidential and provincial election, reports on security and rights issues and highlights of some of the cultural and sporting events in October 2013. 

    PDF icon Afghanistan this October 31Oct13.pdf
  • Civil Military Relations in Afghanistan, 2001 to transition, September 2013

    A report following the joint BAAG and Humanitarian Policy Group roundtable on civil military relationships, held in May 2013.  With contributions from military, NGO and research atttendees, the report presents an historical overview of the key events in civ-mil relations since the 2001 intervention and the impact of stabilisation approaches.  It concludes by considering the future challenges following the security transition in 2014. Read the full report. 

    PDF icon HPG and BAAG Dialogue Civ-mil relations in Afghanistan Sept 2013.pdf
  • BAAG: Monthly report, September 2013

    A new resource from BAAG - our comments on the key developments and events in Afghanistan in the previous month.  September included both election and football fever, some answers for families missing relatives since the late 1970s and concerns regarding the progress of human rights. 

    PDF icon BAAG report Afghanistan in Month September 2013.pdf
  • BAAG: Letter to Ministry of Mines, June 2013

    BAAG and 35 international and Afghan civil society organisations petitioned the Afghan Ministry of Mines to deliver on their commitments for effective oversight of the burgeoning mining sector.  The call came ahead of critical meetings in Kabul on 3rd July 2013. At the 2012 Tokyo conference, Afghanistan and its international partners agreed to develop a framework “that governs Afghanistan’s natural wealth through an accountable, efficient and transparent mechanism which builds upon and surpasses international best practices.”  The civil society organisations responded to concerns that this could be interpreted as nothing more than publishing mining revenues.A further letter was sent to the international partners party to the Tokyo Mutual Accountability Framework. Read the letters in full here. 

    PDF icon Civil Society Letter to MoM June 2013.pdf, PDF icon Letter to International TMAF partners re mining June 13.pdf
  • 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
  • BAAG: Tokyo Briefing Paper - Aid Effectiveness/Economic Development, July 2012

    BAAG's policy paper ahead of the 2012 Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan highlights the barriers to aid effectiveness and development.  These include corruption, slow economic growth and aid distributions focused more on political and security priorities than Afghan needs.  Twelve recommendations are posed to the donor community and Afghan government. 

    PDF icon BAAG-Aid-Effectiveness-and-Economic-Development-FINAL.pdf
  • BAAG: Losing The Ability To Dream - Afghan perceptions of UK aid, March 2012

    BAAG’s new report finds that whilst huge sums of aid money have been channelled into Afghanistan, it remains one of the world’s poorest countries. Some progress has been made, but Government institutions remain weak and dependent on foreign aid.The report combines reviews of official statistics on aid flows along with Afghan perceptions. It illustrates how difficult it is to pull together a coherent picture of UK aid because of the large and complex body of data available. Afghan voices indicate concern about the 2014 deadline, that UK aid is politicised and that better quality aid is needed.Read the full report 

    PDF icon BAAG 2012 'Losing the Ability to Dream'.pdf
  • LSE: Civil Society Development in Afghanistan, June 2010

    Elizabeth Winter of BAAG researches the development of civil society in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in this report for the London School of Economics and Political Science.

    PDF icon Civil Society in Afghanistan-June2010.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