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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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More on the Taliban and other armed groups

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

Gender and women

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  1. Proposals for a safety net in Afghanistan: Developing humanitarian transfers for resilience

    Briefing/policy papers

  2. Dear Prime Minister: a letter from the Advisory Group for a Global Summit for Afghan women and girls

  3. Position paper: Advisory Group for a Global Summit for Afghan women and girls

  4. Climate change, conflict and internal displacement in Afghanistan: 'We are struggling to survive'

    Case/country studies

  5. Supporting the mental health of refugees: lessons from the UK's Afghan resettlement scheme

  6. Adapting to fragility: Lessons from practitioners

    Research reports

  7. Lessons for peace: engaging with Afghanistan after four decades of conflict and one year of new Taliban administration

    Briefing/policy papers

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

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

    Research reports

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

    Research reports

  11. Rethinking armed group control

    Working papers

  12. Taliban narratives on Al Qaeda in Afghanistan

    Working papers

  13. Regulating irregular actors in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria


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

    Research reports

  15. Livelihoods and markets in protracted conflict: a review of evidence and practice

    Literature reviews

  16. Taliban attitudes and policies towards education

    Working papers

  17. Afghanistan Partnership Framework: Conditionality without ownership; tactics without strategy?

    Briefing/policy papers

  18. Pledging in Geneva: How much aid, and for what?

    Briefing/policy papers

  19. Navigating local authority and community-driven development in Afghanistan: A Lessons for Peace Literature Review

    Research reports

  20. Resource Flows and Political Power in Afghanistan

    Research reports