• CSJWG: Position Paper for London Conference, November 2014

    Ahead of the London Conference on Afghanistan, the Civil Society Joint Working Group (CSJWG), a membership network of local, community and grass-roots Afghan civil society organisations, prepared the paper below.  It highlights their review of the current situation, past achievements and future needs in the following thematic sections: Democratic reform; Governance, Rule of law and Human Rights; Government revenues, Budget execution and Sub-national Governance; Economic growth and Development; Continued partnership and Aid effectiveness; the Role of civil society.  

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  • ACBAR: Transforming development beyond Transition, October 2014

    BAAG's partner in Afghanistan, ACBAR, have produced 4 thematic and 1 summary position paper for the London Conference on Afghanistan, on 4th December.  These papers reflect the progress made since their previous papers for the Tokyo conference in 2012, and highlight the continuing needs, challenges and recommendations.  Their papers are on Women's Rights, Aid Effectiveness, Service Delivery and Governance.  

    PDF icon Transforming Development Beyond Transition in Afghanistan AID EFFECTIVENESS.pdf, PDF icon Transforming Development Beyond Transition in Afghanistan GOVERNANCE.pdf, PDF icon Transforming Development Beyond Transition in Afghanistan SERVICE.pdf, PDF icon Transforming Development Beyond Transition in Afghanistan Womens Rights.pdf, PDF icon Transforming Development Beyond Transition in Afghanistan SUMMARY.pdf
  • GCPEA: Protecting Education Personnel from Targeted Attack in Conflict-Affected Countries, July 2014

    The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack's report describes how teachers have been targeted around the world and documents various ways communities have tried to keep them safe.  Afghanistan features heavily in the report, where attacks on education personnel are ongoing. 

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  • APPRO: Implementation of the National Action Plan for Women in Afghanistan, March 2014

    This assessment by APPRO (Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organisation), commissioned by Oxfam GB, ActionAid and the Embassy of Canada in Afghanistan, investigates the gains made since implementation of the NAPWA in 2008.  Specifically it looks at pillars 2 and 3 of the NAPWA - access to justice under pillar 2 and access to education, healthcare and work under pillar 3.  Whilst the report finds little has improved in women's access to justice in the last 5 years, there is now increased access to health, education and work.  However, where quantity may have improved, quality remains a serious issue and deterrent to the full uptake of these services. 

    PDF icon APPRO Implementation of the NAPWA Assessment Mar2014.pdf
  • GCPEA: Education Under Attack, February 2014

    This report by The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) highlights the global threats against school staff, students, facilities and education-focused government and aid workers carried out for political, military, sectarian, ethnic or religious reasons.  As one of its 30 country case studies, Afghanistan between 2009-12 reportedly saw at least 1,100 attacks on school-level education, including arson attacks, explosions and suicide bombings.  Staff were threatened, killed or kidnapped.  

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  • Ministry of Economy: Millennium Development Goals report 2012, December 2013

    The Afghan Ministry of Economy reports on the progress of Afghanistan towards the 2015 MDGs.  Afghanistan adopted the MDGs in 2004, 5 years after their declaration. This is their 4th progress report. 

    PDF icon Afghanistan MDGs 2012 Report.pdf
  • Cooperation for Peace & Development: 19 Days of Activism for Children & Youth, November 2013

    The Afghan civil society organisation Cooperation for Peace and Development (CPD), in coordination with Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF), arranged 19 days of activism to highlight the role of youth in Afghanistan's development.  Events included awareness raising sessions in schools, cricket matches, e-banners and largescale online campaign.  The culmination was a 4 page resolution, outlining the key issues faced by children and youth in Afghanistan and their recommendations for addressing them.Read the resolution here.  A Dari version is also available in the Reports in Dari section.  

    PDF icon CPD 19 Days of Activism Youth in Afghanistan - English.pdf
  • World Bank: Higher Education in Afghanistan, an Emerging Mountainscape, September 2013

    A comprehensive report conducted by the World Bank, in consultation with senior higher education policy makers, academics, researchers, staff and students in higher education in Afghanistan. It provides a wide-ranging and evidenced-based review and analysis of the higher education sector in Afghanistan and surveys a rich variety of higher education systems, policies and reforms observed in the modern world with an emphasis on those areas where Afghanistan faces the greatest higher education policy challenges.

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  • ACBAR: Health & Education in Afghanistan - Quantity Not Quality, November 2011

    Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief finds that despite millions of dollars of international aid, millions of Afghans are still struggling to access health and education services.

    PDF icon ACBAR Health & Education 10 years after.pdf
  • Joint Briefing Paper: High Stakes: Girls’ Education in Afghanistan, February 2011

    Report from Afghan and international ngos (including Oxfam and CARE). How progress achieved in girls’ education since the fall of the Taliban is under threat as international forces prepare to withdraw.

    PDF icon Girls Education in Afghanistan Feb. 2011.pdf