About APPRO

COVID-19: Outlook and Approaches

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.

Declaration by APPRO and NAC-PP on the Peace Process

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.

Vision

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.

Mission

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 …

Values

Systems Thinking
Personal Mastery
Mental Models
Shared Vision
Team Learning

Audience

Sub-national, national and international authorities and policy makers
Community leaders
Civil society organizations
International donors

Work Areas

Applied Research

Applied research is carried out under the themes of Governance, Political Economy, Human Security, Natural Resource and Environmental Management, and Migration…

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Training and Mentoring

APPRO’s training in policy development and implementation is supported by the strong academic and professional credentials of its senior researchers. In policy analysis training…

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Monitoring and Evaluation

To date APPRO has conducted numerous evaluations of donor funded programs and projects on education, health, humanitarian aid, food for work, food security, vocational…

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