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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To extend its reach and impact, the Khorog campus of the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) will be delivering Training of Trainer programmes in vocational education/progressive technology implementation and administering scholarships to Afghan learners to take SPCE courses. This evaluation assesses the local economic situation and highlight crucial sectors.