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Water Strategy Meets Local Reality

Water Strategy Meets Local Reality

Source: Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, 2009

Author(s): Kai Wegerich

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/06/2014

 

Afghanistan is attempting to adopt internationally recommended water management policies. This report from AREU explores different Afghan drafts of the Water Sector Strategy and the Water Law and how they reflect these international recommendations. Subsequently, it compares these drafts with local water management practices.

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Counter-Narcotics in Afghanistan: The Failure of Success?

Counter-Narcotics in Afghanistan: The Failure of Success?

Source: Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, 2008

Author(s): David Mansfield and Adam Pain

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Economic Recovery , Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/06/2014

 

This briefing paper reasons for the rise and fall of poppy cultivation, suggesting that one of the greatest difficulties in assessing counter-narcotics strategies is proving which factors account for increases and declines. The paper also indicates that a lack of improvement in security is partly to blame for high levels...

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Land Conflict in Afghanistan: Building Capacity to Address Vulnerability

Land Conflict in Afghanistan: Building Capacity to Address Vulnerability

Source: Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, 2009

Author(s): Colin Deschamps and Alan Roe

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Economic Recovery , Land

Added: 17/06/2014

 

This Issues Paper presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the "For Building Capacity to Address Land Related Conflict and Vulnerability in Afghanistan" research project, known in brief as the "LC Project". Funding for the LC Project was provided by the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) with...

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Challenges and Opportunities for Strengthening Licit Agricultural Livelihoods

Challenges and Opportunities for Strengthening Licit Agricultural Livelihoods

Source: Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, 2009

Author(s): Alan Roe

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Economic Recovery , Land, Livelihoods

Added: 17/06/2014

 

This paper brings together key findings and recommendations arising from the second year of research conducted by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) under the auspices of the “Applied Thematic Research into Water Management, Livestock and the Opium Economy” project (hereafter abbreviated to WOL). Funding for this project has...

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"Poppy Free" Provinces: A Measure or a Target?

"Poppy Free" Provinces: A Measure or a Target?

Source: Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, 2009

Author(s): David Mansfield

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Economic Recovery , Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 16/06/2014

 

The report details the processes by which two provinces achieved what the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has come to refer to as “poppy free” status in the 2007/08 growing season. The two provinces are Nangarhar in the East of the country and Ghor in the central...

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Declining Opium Poppy Cultivation: Reasons and Effects

Declining Opium Poppy Cultivation: Reasons and Effects

Source: Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, 2010

Author(s): Jay Lamey

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Economic Recovery , Land

Added: 16/06/2014

 

Counter-narcotics policy in Afghanistan must endeavour to be responsive to evidence from the ground, rather than driven by ideology or assumption. The production and trade of opium is highly adaptive and responds to multiple economic, political and environmental stimuli. Meanwhile, counter-narcotics policy is typically developed far from the field, often...

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Running Out of Options: Tracing Rural Afghan Livelihoods

Running Out of Options: Tracing Rural Afghan Livelihoods

Source: Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, 2011

Author(s): Paula Kantor and Adam Pain

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Economic Recovery , Land, Livelihoods

Added: 16/06/2014

 

This paper examines how and why the livelihoods of 64 households from eight villages across Badakhshan, Kandahar and Sar-i-Pul Provinces have changed between 2002 and 2009. It found that while many have experienced improvements in access to basic services since 2002, livelihood security—whether a household’s skills, assets and activities are enough...

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Through the Fog of Peace Building: Evaluating the Reconstruction of Afghanistan

Through the Fog of Peace Building: Evaluating the Reconstruction of Afghanistan

Source: Center on International Cooperation, 2003

Author(s): Barnett R. Rubin, Humayun Hamidzada and Abby Stoddard

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Governance, Land, Programming

Added: 16/06/2014

 

A year and a half after the defeat of the Taliban, anger is rising in Afghanistan at the slow pace of reconstruction. Success in reconstruction means meeting goals, not fulfilling pledges or being generous. The overriding goal is enabling Afghans to build a country that contributes to, rather than threatens,...

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Addressing Livelihoods in Afghanistan

Addressing Livelihoods in Afghanistan

Source: Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, 2002

Author(s): Adam Pain and Sue Lautze

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Economic Recovery , Land, Livelihoods

Added: 16/06/2014

 

This paper has two core objectives. The first is to build a critical understanding of the concept of livelihoods in Afghanistan. The second is to investigate the way that livelihood issues are being addressed in the policy and programming processes of Afghanistan’s humanitarian and reconstruction agenda.   The paper is divided into...

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Corrupting or Consolidating the Peace? The Drugs Economy and Post-conflict Peacebuilding in Afghanistan

Corrupting or Consolidating the Peace? The Drugs Economy and Post-conflict Peacebuilding in Afghanistan

Source: International Peacekeeping, 2008

Author(s): Jonathan Goodhand

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Economic Recovery , Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 16/06/2014

 

This article examines how the drugs economy emerged, evolved and adapted to transformations in Afghanistan's political economy. With a primary focus on the conflictual war to peace transition following the signing of the Bonn Agreement, the relationship between drugs and political (dis)order is explored. Central to the analysis is an...

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