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Re-conceptualizing Corruption In Afghanistan: An Institution of Bad Governance

This baseline assessment was carried out to support the work of CFAC and efforts by civil society organizations, government authorities, and international donors in anti-corruption by providing in-depth insights into the tax assessment, payment, and collection processes at the Revenue Department of the Ministry of Finance, particularly in the Small, Medium-sized, and Large Taxpayer Offices (STO/MTO/LTO) and make practical recommendations on how to curb corruption in these processes.
In late 2016, APPRO conducted research in Kabul, Mazar-e Sharif, Herat, Kandahar, and Jalalabad on the interactions between taxpayers (NGOs and private sector) and tax collectors (mainly MTO but to a lesser extent also LTO and STO). This research was designed to establish the extent of predatory corruption in tax assessment, payment, and collection to identify the actors, factors, and mechanisms that facilitate corruption and to identity pathways to curb corruption as a necessary condition for good governance.

Research Fields:   Governance Reports

Education and Anti-corruption: A Case Study

This paper examines the extent to which traditional and religious values against corruption are being introduced to bring anti-corruption awareness into Afghanistan’s education system with a focus on the national primary, secondary and higher education curricula. The paper also enquires whether anti-corruption features in the teachings of the religious institutions. The findings from this research suggest that using Islamic values against corruption in education is an obvious starting point in Afghanistan. However, the teaching methods used by teachers at all levels of education need to be much more innovative, inspiring and engaging than currently in evidence.

Research Fields:   Governance Reports

Evidence-based, Constructive Advocacy: A Handbook

This manual is developed as a result of APPRO’s collaboration and interaction with numerous government agencies and civil society organizations throughout Afghanistan since 2007. The manual is intended to serve as a resource for policy and advocacy trainers and civil society individuals and organizations that wish to pursue positive societal change through constructive, evidence-based advocacy.

Research Fields:   Governance Resources

ابزار آموزشی: دادخواهی سازنده مبتنی بر شواهد

این راهنما نتیجه همکاری و ارتباط موسسه مطالعات عامه افغانستان با تعداد زیادی از سازمان های دولتی و سازمان های جامعه مدنی در سراسر افغانستان از سال  2007 به این سو می باشد. این کتاب راهنما به عنوان یک منبع برای آموزگاران پالیسی و دادخواهی و افراد و سازمان هایی جامعه مدنی که مایل به آوردن تغیر مثبت در جامعه از طریق دادخواهی سازنده و مبتنی بر

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Research Fields:   Resources

Conflict and Fundamental Rights: Can Afghanistan Learn From South Africa?

This briefing paper is based on a full research report that explores the ways in which South African civil society and government actors engage on attempts to protect and uphold fundamental human rights, with the aim of eliciting comparative lessons with potential practical relevance for the context of Afghanistan and other emerging democracies.This brief explores […]

Research Fields:   Briefs Human Security

Afghanistan Rights Monitor – Cycle 3

The objective for the ARM monitoring rounds is to assess changes in fundamental rights conditions across ten target provinces from January 2016 to December 2017. “Fundamental Rights” are conceptualized broadly to include Civic, Social, and Economic rights. A baseline assessment was concluded in December 2015 to establish the basis against which to monitor changes in fundamental rights conditions, followed by the first monitoring cycle between January and April 2016, and a second monitoring cycle between May to August 2016.  The reporting period for this third monitoring cycle covers August to November 2016. Data were collected in 29 rural and urban districts in the Central, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western geographical zones of Afghanistan.

Keywords: Human Security, Human Rights, Fundamental Rights, Food Security, Health, Education, Political Representation, Gender, Corruption, Justice, Employment, Children.

Research Fields:   Human Security Reports

نظارت از حقوق اساسی شهروندان افغانستان دورۀ نظارتی سوم

این سومین گزارش نظارتی پروژۀ نظارت از حقوق شهروندان افغانستان (ARM) می باشد که برای سال 2016 تهیه و ترتیب شده است. گزارش حاضر به دنبال انتشار گزارشات نظارتی اول و دوم در ماه های اپریل و آگوست 2016، منتشر شده و با کمک مالی وزارت امور خارجۀ هالند فراهم آمده است. موسسۀ مطالعات عامۀ افغانستان از تمام کسانی که موافقت کردند تا در روند جمع آوری معلومات برای این گزارش سهم بگیرند، صمیمانه سپاسگزاری می کند

Research Fields:   Human Security Reports
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