This report presents the findings of a Women’s Safety Audit conducted in 10 public locations in Kabul city. It is designed to give a voice to women’s safety and security concerns and sets forth a number of recommendations to address the challenge of improving women’s security in public spaces in Kabul.
This evaluation examines one particular component of Mission East’s work in Afghanistan: Self-Help Groups (SHGs). The purpose of this report is to evaluate the SHG initiative in its current condition and assess its future potential within the context of the broader Mission East strategy in Afghanistan.
The “School in a Box” supports quality education for girls up to the end of secondary school, and includes training for teachers in innovative teaching methods; the use of scientific labs; English language, computer and physical education methods. This report provides a baseline survey in the schools enrolled to the programme in 2011.
Ten years after the start of the start of the world’s largest refugee repatriation campaign, key questions remain: What does reintegration mean in the Afghan context? What are the standards? This presentation was given at a workshop held in Kabul in December 2011 at a time of increasing debates on the concept of ‘reintegration’.
The report seeks to i) establish a gender-focused baseline for the evaluation of community trust building and police capacity building programmes; ii) identify major trends and evolutions in public perceptions of the ANP in Kabul, notably amongst women; and iii) propose pragmatic recommendations for improving the relationship between Afghan women and the police.
The Jogi, the Chori Frosh and other segments of the Jat population as the most marginalised communities in Afghanistan. These communities suffer from a status as complete ‘outsiders’ in Afghan society and have remained almost entirely invisible to Afghan authorities, international donors and academics alike.
This study is a rapid assessment of one of the most prevalent, yet least known, forms of hazardous labour in Afghanistan – for both children and adults – and one of the worst forms of labour for children in particular. Narrowing in on one sector, this report strives to provide an accurate depiction of bonded labour practices in brick kilns in two provinces of Afghanistan.
This economic assessment report is based on desk research, labour market assessments and analyses and key stakeholder interviews in the four targeted provinces – Balkh, Baghlan, Kunduz and Kandahar – to identify growth sectors and jobs and technical vocational skills in greatest demand in each province in order to inform a skills training programme design process.
Over the last decade, the international community has allocated billions of dollars in funding for programming in livelihoods, service provision and social protection; however there has been little accompanying investment in research as a sector or as an internal capacity. Livelihoods remain under researched in Afghanistan.
The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation hosted a presentation on international standards on reintegration organised by Samuel Hall.
This policy paper reviews the changing humanitarian context for United Nations agencies in Afghanistan, and provides the World Food Programme (WFP) with strategic recommendations on how to position itself in this context, fulfil a complex mandate and re-orient its programmes for increased technical and financial effectiveness.
Afghan businesses’ lack of legal knowledge and access to legal advice frustrates economic growth in the region. Improved access would bring increased certainty to the marketplace, decrease business risk, and stimulate more informed business decision-making and domestic investment in the north of Afghanistan.
This presentation in front of UNHCR, donors and partners on the results of the shelter programming evaluation has a positive impact on reintegration as IDPs’ and women’s needs were better addressed and strengthened in programming.
How to respond to urban displacement and improve the care and maintenance to vulnerable displaced and returnee populations in Afghanistan’s main cities? After reviewing the background and context of urban displacement in Afghanistan, this paper aims at highlighting the relevance and timeliness of analyzing the movements of returnees and IDPs to Afghanistan’s main cities.
Camps for internally displaced people in western Afghanistan have witnessed a massive increase in refugees as Iran systematically ejects them. Terrible living conditions, along with diseases such as hepatitis, malaria and tuberculosis, lead the men and boys to illegally try their luck across the border or in Herat.
World Food Programme (WFP) Afghanistan has planned a systematic analysis of changes – positive or negative, intended or not – in people’s lives as brought about by the Food-For-Training (FFT) activities on livelihoods of participants and their communities. This report is the first comprehensive review of FFT in Afghanistan.
Statistics seem to indicate that people are giving up the dream of a peaceful homeland. The vast majority of refuges are young men, often well educated, and with the financial means to pay $20 000 or more to human smugglers. Nassim Majidi, PhD candidate and Director of Samuel Hall, has discovered the profound disillusionment amongst the Afghans who have returned home.
This report was commissioned to provide input to Mission East’s Afghanistan strategy revision. It provides recommendations for adjustments to ME’s country strategy and programming to make them more coherent and focused on Early Recovery, and it presents a critical review of the organisation’s current livelihood and WASH strategy.
This paper provides a desk review of the existing research on migration trends and issues in Afghanistan and constitutes a background material to the World Bank’s Poverty Assessment analysis.
Commissioned by People in Need (PIN), this study is an assessment of the districts of Zara and Kishindih and development of sustainable alternative income generation activities to bring the most benefit to the target beneficiaries. It also includes a practical implementation plan including set up of sector associations of beneficiaries and market access strategies.