October 12, 2017 : NAC-PP Stakeholders’ Conference in Kabul

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On October 12, 2017, the National Advocacy Committee for Public Policy (NAC-PP) held a conference to introduce NAC-PP’s objectives and strategy, and discuss ways forward with stakeholders from civil society, and the international community. The event was organized by Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO), the Secretariat of NAC-PP, following expressions of interest by Afghan civil society in the initiative. 60...

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September 21 & 22, 2017 in The Hague: Afghanistan Carrousel / Briefing to Afghanistan Desk, MoFA

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On September 21, APPRO was invited to participate in a panel discussion on "Winning the Peace in Afghanistan" organized by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Humanity House in the Hague, The Netherlands. 
 
The discussion covered three key issues:
 
  • Current and future engagement of The Netherlands in Afghanistan  - The Ambassador of The Netherlands to Afghanistan, 
  • Gender and Development in the Afghan context...

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August 27, 2017 – Presentation of ARM Findings in Bamyan

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On August 27, 2017,  Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization presented findings from Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM)  in Bamyan. Attending were representatives of provincial authorities, members of civil society,  NGOs and INGOs working in the provinces.  The presentation covered findings from the baseline and first three monitoring cycles of ARM on the situation of fundamental rights in Afghanistan across three rights' pillars: Civic Rights, Social Rights and Economic Rights. Specific focus was...

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August 14, 2017 – Presentation of ARM Findings at NCCI

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On August 14, 2017, Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) held a presentation of findings from Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM)  at the Nangarhar Chamber of Commerce and Industries. Representatives of civil society, government, international agencies, tribal leaders, and academic institutions attended the event.   The presentation covered key findings from a baseline study and three monitoring reports conducted in 2015-2016 to assess the situation of fundamental rights in Afghanistan, and form the basis...

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July 27, 2017: ARM Presentation at the US Embassy in Kabul

On 27 July 2017
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On July 27, 2017, APPRO presented findings from its Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) Project at the US Embassy in Kabul. Attending the presentation were representatives from the diplomatic community in Kabul, UNAMA and INGOs.  About ARM The ARM project emerged with the observation that the most basic, fundamental rights of Afghan citizens could be under threat by instability and conflict. ARM was designed to: 1.     Document the baseline conditions for fundamental rights...

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Good Governance and Anti-Corruption – Findings from a Baseline Assessment on Administrative Corruption

On 26 July 2017
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On Wednesday July 26, 2017, APPRO presented the findings from a baseline assessment conducted as part of the Citizens’ Forum Against Corruption (CFAC) initiative, a partnership between Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) and Transparent Elections Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA). The presentation was followed by a panel discussion on the role of civil society and its organizations in protecting citizens from extortion and a much needed dialogue between civil society and state authorities...

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Summer 2017 Session of APPRO/ Gent University Certified Course on Policy and Institutional Analysis

On 11 July 2017
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On July 11, 2017, Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) launched the second round of its Course on Policy and Institutional Analysis, co-certified in partnership with Gent University, Belgium.  About the Course Course contents are designed for professionals from Afghan civil society organizations and public institutions interested in the dynamics of decision making at different scales of organization in volatile contexts. The course introduces the participants to the fundamentals of policy and institutional analysis, emphasizing the...

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Presentation on Administrative Corruption – Administrative Office of the President

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On June 18, 2017, APPRO presented findings of its research on administrative corruption to the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff (DEPCS) of the Administrative Office of the President, in Kabul. 

The presentation drew on findings from a baseline assessment conducted as part of the Citizens' Forum Against Corruption (CFAC) project. 
 
The presentation highlighted the highly systemic and institutionalized nature of corruption in tax assessment, payment, and collection processes and...

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