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.
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During the past two decades – despite the armed conflict – Afghanistan has achieved great progress. The infant mortality rate has decreased from 90,2 per 1000 live births to 46,5. The number of children enrolled in schools has increased from 3.8 million in 2003 to 6.3 million by 2017. Maternal mortality has dropped with 50 percent. This progress is due to hard work by Afghanistan and its local communities with the support of development aid.
The war-torn country is now at a crossroads as Afghanistan enters a critical stage towards intra-Afghan talks and a future peace deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
The impacts of COVID-19 pandemic are particularly pronounced in countries affected by ongoing conflict, weak governance and government, and ill-equipped and ill-prepared public sectors including health services. Combined with widespread poverty, weak infrastructure, internal displacement and return of substantial numbers of migrants from neighboring Iran and Pakistan, these conditions place Afghanistan among the most vulnerable countries facing the threat and impact of COVID-19.
As with other pandemics, COVID-19 disproportionately and adversely impacts the most vulnerable and exacerbates pre-existing inequalities.
National Advocacy Committee for Public Policy (NAC-PP) has been holding a series of Open Forums on Peace, with support from Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO). The Open Forums are intended to create inclusive and open spaces for multiple stakeholders with conflicting agendas from civil society, government authorities, opposition groups and international entities to articulate and debate their positions on peace and, ultimately, come to a consensus on how to attain enduring peace in Afghanistan. These forums are open to everyone. NAC-PP and APPRO are both non-profit and non-partisan 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.
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 progress against strategic reconstruction objectives and provide insights into how to improve performance …
Sub-national, national and international authorities and policy makers
Civil society organizations