Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) is an independent social research organization with a mandate to promote social and policy learning to benefit development efforts in Afghanistan and other less developed countries through conducting social scientific research, monitoring and evaluation, and training and mentoring. APPRO is registered with the Ministry of Economy in Afghanistan as a non-profit non-government organization and headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan with regional offices in Mazar-e Sharif (north), Herat (west), Kandahar (south), Jalalabad (east), and Bamyan (center). APPRO and its individual researchers have undertaken projects in Europe, Central Asia, Pakistan, India, Africa, China, and Turkey.
APPRO’s mission is to facilitate critical dialogue on development policy for less developed, in- and post-conflict countries. This mission has two components. The first component is to measure development
Sub-national, national and international authorities and policy makers
Civil society organizations
APPRO strives to become the premier organization specializing in policy-relevant research, cutting-edge and applied training, and critical yet constructive evaluations in conflict and post-conflict environments.
Applied Research and Monitoring
Applied research is carried out under the themes of Governance, Political Economy, Human Security, Natural Resource and Environmental Management, and Migration.
Training and Mentoring
Ad hoc but regular training in policy analysis was incorporated into project proposals from mid-2015. This strategic change was necessary to sustain APPRO’s ability to continue …
Evaluations continue to provide invaluable insights for APPRO in its approach to applied research and monitoring and training. For 2018 and beyond, evaluations will remain a …