Monitoring Government Response to COVID-19 in Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar – Cycle 6

In January 2021, APPRO conducted research to monitor the relief packages distributed under Dastarkhwan-e Meli program in Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar. The research finds that the distribution of food commodities in target provinces has been problematic due to arbitrary exclusion of potential assistance recipients and the relatively large size of the assistance packages. The arbitrary removal has resulted in some of the most vulnerable not receiving aid while the large size of assistance packages has provided opportunities for misappropriation and embezzlement during the distribution process.

Research Fields:   Governance