Afghanistan’s NAP 1325 (2015 – 2018): A Critical Assessment

This assessment was carried out in April 2018 to examine progress toward implementing Afghanistan's NAP 1325 since June 2015, with a focus on the budgeting process to effect implementation. Despite the seemingly organized and efficient budgeting process, the fact remains that movement on implementing NAP 1325 took almost two years to commence. In many ways, this long delay to start implementation is symptomatic of all other well-meaning policies made in Afghanistan since 2001: policies and plans tend to mostly remain on paper while “the public” is almost always absent from the making of policies and their implementation. 

Research Fields:   Governance, Human Security, Reports