Past Projects

 Dates Title Description
 2015  Baseline Assessment and Monitoring for Women-centered Programming by Cordaid in Uruzgan and Laghman  Funded by European Union through Cordaid, this project focuses on identifying and addressing the needs of women in 5 districts in two provinces in livelihoods and business activity
 2015  Assessment of Capacity Needs, Development of Training Modules, and Conducting Training for the Technical Education Department of the Ministry of Education  Funded by World University Service of Canada, this projects is to add capacity to the Technical Education Department based on first establishing the existing capacities and identifying policy related needs.
 2012-2014  Women in Transition  Funded by Cordaid, this project monitors the impact on women of the transition of security responsibilities from international to national forces in 12 provinces
 2014  Program Evaluation for Global Rights  Funded by Global Rights, this evaluation assess three programs implemented by Global Rights in six provinces since 2011.
 2014  Baseline Assessment for Women-centered Programming by Oxfam GB in five provinces of Afghanistan  Funded by Oxfam GB, this study assessed the changes, due to the security transition, in operating environment for women-centered projects by Oxfam GB.
 2014  Small and Medium Sized Enterprises of Afghanistan: A Review of Productive Economic Activity by Afghanistan’s Traditional Industries  Funded by Coffey International, this study assessed the contributions of traditional micro enterprises in the major population centers of Afghanistan with recommendations for future economic policy development by the Government of Afghanistan and its international donors
 2014  Evaluation of Food Security Project in Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif  Funded by Cordaid, to evaluate the impact of financial and technical support to agricultural production as a means to sustainable food security.
 2014  Evaluation of Sector Support in Saffron Production in Herat  Funded by CAFOD, to evaluate the impact of financial and technical support to saffron producers in Herat.
 2014  Women and Economic Activity in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects  Funded by Ministry of Women’s Affairs and UNWomen, this is a research project aimed at understanding how businesswomen succeed in establishing and sustaining business and the challenges faced by them.
2014 Assessment of National Action Plan for Women of Afghanistan (NAPWA) Funded by ActionAid, Oxfam GB, and Canadian Embassy in Afghanistan, this assessment is aimed at establishing what has been accomplished under NAPWA since 2008 and measure that need to be taken by the government and international donors in meeting NAPWA’s objectives by 2018.
2013 – 2014 Women in Afghan National Police Funded by UNDP/LOTFA, this is a mentoring and research project to assist policewomen in sustaining themselves in ANP. APPRO leads a consortium of 4 national women’s organizations tasked to mentor policewomen in ANP. APPRO is tasked with monitoring changes due to this intervention as compared to the baseline conditions and conducting related research.
2013 Needs Assessment of Small and Medium-sized Clusters of Traditional Industry in Kabul, Parwan, and Mazar-e Sharif Funded by GiZ to map the clusters and inventory their needs with a focus on skills transfer and microfinance.
2013 Afghan Women’s Community Support Program (AWCSP) Funded by War Child Canada to assess the impact and sustainability of AWCSP on the beneficiaries
2012 Feasibility Assessment of Introducing Public Administration Faculties in Afghanistan Funded by GiZ to establish demand and the feasibility of reform in the higher education sector to create Public Administration Faculties at Afghan public universities in Kabul, Mazar-e Sharif, Herat, Kandahar, and Jalalabad
2011 – 2012 Afghanistan and Regional Trade Funded by Aga Khan Foundation – Canada to take stock of Afghanistan’s trade with Pakistan and Iran and identify Funded by Aga Khan Foundation – Canada to take stock of Afghanistan’s trade with Pakistan and Iran and identify
2011 – 2012 Women’s Role in the Peace Process Funded by Oxfam to examine the role women play in the peace building process, versus identified for them role at a formal policy level.
 2011  District Government Assessment and Mapping of fund disbursements for local development Funded by DAI, to assess efficiencies and redundancies of locally driven development funding allocation, through district governance structures, in Badghis, Farah, Ghazni, Helmand, Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, Khost, Laghman, Logar, Nangarhar, Paktika, Uruzgan, and Zabul
 2011  Rural-Urban Migration in Afghanistan  Funded by Overseas Development Institute for in-depth understanding of the role of conflict in rural-urban migration
 2011  Assessment of Demand for Microfinance Products by Small and Medium-sized Traditional Enterprises in Herat and Kabul  Funded by MISFA to identify new markets and develop new products for the informal productive sector.
 2011  Feasibility Study for Introduction of Sharia-based Microfinance in Afghanistan  Funded by MISFA to assess the market for the introduction of Sharia-based microfinance products
 2011  Evaluation of Women’s Rights in Practice  Funded by Rights and Democracy to conduct final evaluation of their project seeking to reform Family Law in Afghanistan.
 2011  Licensing Reform and Private Sector Development  Funded by the World Bank to map and analyze the trade licensing process and make recommendations for reform to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
 2011  Women’s Access to Municipal Services  Funded by TetraTech/ARD to research barriers to access municipal services by women in Kabul, focusing on roads, parks and sanitation.
 2011  Critical Analysis of the Customs System in Afghanistan  Funded by Harakat to identify barriers to effective customs operations and make recommendations for reform.
 2010  Understanding role of policewomen in the ANP  Funded by LOTFA, to examine conditions and functions played by the police women and identify ways for a better integration of policewomen in to overall ANP structure.
2010 Gender and Trade Funded by the World Bank, to assess the role and contribution of women in the Saffron value chain and identify entry points for gender mainstreaming interventions.
2010 Analysis of Sexual Abuse of Children in Northern Afghan provinces Funded by UNICEF, to document existing operational procedures to deal with reported cases of sexual abuse in the northern region and make recommendations to strengthen current regulatory capacity.
2010 Process Evaluation of Literacy Centers under NESPii and NLAP in Balkh, Bamyan, Herat, Kandahar and Nangarhar provinces A project to evaluate the implementation of literacy programs was managed and what the enabling and disabling factors and actors were in that process. Funded by the Literacy Department of the Ministry of Education
2010 Mid-term Evaluation of the Widows Association for Advocacy in Afghanistan Funded by CARE, to evaluate the impact of a program to support widows in Kabul to become involved in advocating for their rights.
2009 – 2011 Gender and the Agricultural Innovation System in Rural Afghanistan Funded by IDRC, to apply a value chain methodology to document women’s role in agricultural production as a foundation on which to build and assess gender mainstreaming policies, programs, and projects in Afghanistan.
2009 Mid-term evaluation of Rights and Democracy project “Women’s Rights in Practice” Funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
2009 Midterm evaluation of International Legal Foundation Legal Aid Programme “Nationalizing Legal Aid” Funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
2009 Mid-term evaluation of MEDA gardening project Funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
2009 Mid-term evaluation of Vocational Training Assistance for Widows Programme Funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
2009 Mid-term evaluation of Kabul Widows Humanitarian Assistance Funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
2009 Evaluation of Inclusive Education Project Funded by the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
2008 Social and Economic Rights Report 2007 Commissioned by AIHRC and UNHCR to analyze progress on securing social and economic rights in Afghanistan for the year 2007.
2007 – 2008 Critical Assessment of Microfinance in Afghanistan Funded by MISFA to assess the impact of microfinance on business activity and women-owned businesses and to make recommendations for MISFA’s future programming
2007 Sectoral Reform in Afghanistan Funded by the World Bank to critically assess reform to date in the health, education, and municipal services sectors in Herat and Kabul and make recommendations for further reform.