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Women in Transition – Cycle 5 Findings

This is the fifth monitoring report following the baseline study: “Afghanistan: Monitoring Women’s Security in Transition”, published in May 2014. This report examines the impact of the transition of the responsibility for national security from international to Afghan national security forces to establish whether there are grounds for concern regarding the gains made for and by women in Afghanistan since 2001. The findings from this report, and the recommendations based on these findings, are intended to inform programming and action by the Government of Afghanistan, Afghan civil society organizations, and Afghanistan’s international donors in meeting their commitments to gender equality in Afghanistan.

Research Fields:   Human Security Reports

Women in Transition – Cycle 4 Findings

This is the fourth monitoring report following the baseline study: “Afghanistan: Monitoring Women’s Security in Transition”, published in May 2014. This report examines the impact of the transition of the responsibility for national security from international to Afghan national security forces to establish whether there are grounds for concern regarding the gains made for and by women in Afghanistan since 2001. The findings from this report, and the recommendations based on these findings, are intended to inform programming and action by the Government of Afghanistan, Afghan civil society organizations, and Afghanistan’s international donors in meeting their commitments to gender equality in Afghanistan.

Research Fields:   Human Security Reports

Examining Gender Programming in Afghanistan

This paper has attempted to cover the major themes encountered by gender projects in Afghanistan as discussed by BAAG and its partners over one year. This process that led to the culmination of the Getting it Right Conference was intended to correspond to the complexity of the issue at hand as much as possible. This report documents discussions on the four themes of Protection of Human Rights, Gender Awareness Training, Gender Programming, and Men, Boys and Gender.

Women in ANP – A Baseline Assessment

The number of policewomen at the time of writing this report makes up about one per cent of the total police force. A strong need is expressed within ANP for more policewomen. Improvements in terms of female friendly infrastructure and a higher level of acceptance of female police within and outside of ANP are more evident now (in 2013) than only three years ago when APPRO conducted a brief study of women in ANP. A number of major challenges remain, however. The detailed findings from this baseline review and research are intended to inform programming and activities by UNDP/LOTFA’s Consortium for the Police Women Mentorship Project (PWMP) to significantly improve the conditions of women in police and pave the way for additional female recruits to ANP.

Research Fields:   Governance Reports

ایرانی گک های افغانی، و…….افغان های ایرانی

This paper is based on ongoing research by Fariba Adelkhah, Senior Research Fellow at Sciences Po (Paris, France) and Visiting Researcher at Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO).

Research Fields:   Human Security Reports

Climate Change and Food Security in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is particularly vulnerable to falling crop yields caused by glacier retreat, floods, droughts, erratic rainfall and other climate change impacts. While the impacts of climate change will be evident everywhere around the world, the poorest countries such as Afghanistan are likely to be most adversely affected due to inadequate infrastructure, instability – disallowing national efforts in mitigation – and lack resources to mobilize against the adverse impacts of climate change on livelihoods. This report takes stock of the main climate change and food security related issues of Afghanistan, measures taken by various national and international actors to address them, the impact of these measures on selected communities, and the challenges that remain to be addressed through new programming by the Government of Afghanistan and its international donors.

Business Licensing: Reform or Regression?

This paper is based on two research projects funded by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) in 2010 and 2011. Through the lens of business licensing reforms, this working paper examines progress and remaining challenges under the economic reconstruction models currently in use by the Government of Afghanistan and its international donors. To this end, the paper compares the procedural steps for business licensing and renewal officially mandated by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and those actually needed to complete the process. Survey data and resulting analysis then pinpoint areas of continued difficulty for applicants/investors, including bottlenecks, duplicative or unnecessary processes, and opportunities for corrupt practices to emerge and become firmly embedded.

Research Fields:   Political Economy Reports

Women in Transition – Cycle 3 Findings

This is the third monitoring report following the baseline study: “Afghanistan: Monitoring Women’s Security in Transition”, published in May 2014. This report examines the impact of the transition of the responsibility for national security from international to Afghan national security forces to establish whether there are grounds for concern regarding the gains made for and by women in Afghanistan since 2001. The findings from this report, and the recommendations based on these findings, are intended to inform programming and action by the Government of Afghanistan, Afghan civil society organizations, and Afghanistan’s international donors in meeting their commitments to gender equality in Afghanistan.

Research Fields:   Human Security Reports
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