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The Taliban takeover, one year on

A year on from the Taliban's abrupt takeover, explore our research and insight on the situation in Afghanistan and the support the country needs.

Think Change episode 10 - Afghanistan

Think Change episode 10: what has the impact of Taliban rule been, one year on? Afghan women’s perspectives

Following a year of Taliban rule, Afghan women leading the fight for change discuss the past 12 months in Afghanistan and what action is needed now.
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Policy-makers must ensure the protection of Afghans, starting with the right to mobility – here’s how

A year after the fall of Kabul, there is still no sign of governance. International protection remains the only hope for the Afghan community. The MIGNEX project shares five ways forward.

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What two decades of ODI research can tell us about what happens next in Afghanistan

Insight into the kind of government the Taliban will impose and what that will mean for Afghan citizens, following the takeover of Kabul.

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Humanitarian crises

The political and economic life of Afghanistan

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  1. Think Change episode 10: what has the impact of Taliban rule been, one year on? Afghan women’s perspectives

  2. Afghan experiences of the international engagement: Narratives from Helmand and Kunar

    Research reports

  3. Recalibrating relations in Afghanistan: collective action by international actors

    Research reports

  4. Rethinking armed group control

    Working papers

  5. Taliban narratives on Al Qaeda in Afghanistan

    Working papers

  6. Regulating irregular actors in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria


  7. Regulating irregular actors: Can due diligence checks mitigate the risks of working with non-state and substate forces?

    Research reports

  8. Taliban attitudes and policies towards education

    Working papers

  9. Rebel rule of law: Taliban courts in the west and north-west of Afghanistan

    Briefing/policy papers

  10. Donor interventions in Afghanistan: a Lessons for Peace literature review

    Working papers

  11. Dignity in displacement: case studies from Afghanistan, Colombia, the Philippines and South Sudan

    Working papers

  12. Dignity and humanitarian action in displacement

    Research reports

  13. Influencing adaptation policy: the role of policy entrepreneurs in securing ownership and climate action in South Asia

    Research reports

  14. Accelerating Sendai Framework implementation in Asia: disaster risk reduction in contexts of violence, conflict and fragility

    Research reports

  15. Life under the Taliban


  16. Life under the Taliban shadow government

    Research reports

  17. Do we need a new approach to support fragile states?


  18. Economic development in fragile contexts: learning from success and failure

    Working papers

  19. The paradox of aid: lessons from Afghanistan


  20. Is inclusive peace and recovery possible after conflict?