DRC – Cash Programme Review for IDPs in the KIS

DRC commissioned Samuel Hall Consulting to research the relevance and applicability of cash-based interventions in the Kabul Informal Settlements, with a focus on identifying the risks and protection issues for a cash approach, and assessing its viability for IDPs.

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WFP – Effectiveness Study

The 2-year study questions key assumptions of WFP relief and recovery activities through an assessment of their actual socio-economic impact focusing on three core activities (FFA, FFT and FFW) and cash voucher modalities. 4,012 households were interviewed in 10 provinces.

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Concern Worldwide – Baseline Survey of Food Income and Markets Programme

This report presents the findings from a baseline survey of Concern WorldWide’s Food Income & Markets Programme in Takhar and Badakhshan (Northeast Afghanistan) conducted by Samuel Hall.

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MAIL – Social Assessment of the National Horticulture and Livestock Project

Samuel Hall supports strategic efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and the World Bank to improve agricultural production and productivity through a Social Assessment of the National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) and profiles of 23 provinces to develop implementation strategies.

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UNDP – National Area Based Development Programme (NABDP) Assessment

As the Afghan government discusses using  NABDP for formal district-level governance structures and as the UNDP reviews its development work in Afghanistan, this Samuel Hall report highlights citizens’ impressions of the program and the direct benefits to beneficiaries.

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WFP – Assessing the Cost of Hunger in Afghanistan

The Cost of Hunger study captures how much the failure to address under-nutrition ‘costs’ in GDP losses to the Government of Afghanistan. Based on survey data, the paper draws the links between nutritional outcomes and productivity and proposes a model to quantify this relationship.

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WFP – Partnership Study

To redefine its country strategy for Afghanistan, WFP commissioned Samuel Hall to recommend a new Partnership Strategy. This study provides a representative landscape of the existing and potential partnerships between WFP, humanitarian and development actors in Afghanistan.

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GERES – Panel Solar House (PSH) Evaluation

This evaluation analyses the impact and sustainability of the PSH project in the context of natural resources management in Bamyan and Afghanistan, taking into consideration the positive effects that a reduction in fuel use can have on fragile and depleted rangelands.

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MISSION EAST – Self-Help Group Programme Evaluation

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.

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Smiling Children – School-in-a-box baseline survey

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.

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Returnee Reintegration Standards Workshop

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’.

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UNICEF – Assessment of Out of School Children and JOGI Communities

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.

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WFP – Review of Food-For-Training Component

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.

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MISSION EAST – Review of Country Strategy

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.

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